Neck pain is one of the most common complaints from cyclists. And it’s no wonder: Cycling places great demands on the neck. The good news is that a few adjustments to your bike and your form can correct the problem.
Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disc problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.
Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.
Cleanup in the yard and the home is a necessary evil this time of the year. But if you’re not careful, you could end up nursing a serious injury. Among the most-frequently seen injuries in the emergency department are those resulting from falls and eye injuries, says emergency department physician Thomas Waters, MD. Serious falls tend to happen when … Read More
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With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months. A stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over … Read More
Virtually unheard of two years ago, “text neck” is a repetitive strain injury that’s becoming more common as more people hunch over smartphones. Aggravating muscle pain in the neck and shoulders, and sometimes lower back, is occurring even in teens and adolescents. “Typically, incidence of neck pain increases with age. But today we’re seeing and … Read More
Hunch over a computer keyboard all day and you might feel tightness in your neck. Hit two buckets of golf balls and you might feel pain in your shoulder. Sit in an awkward position for too long and you might feel tension in your back. Sore muscles usually feel better after a day or two … Read More
If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, or chronic lower back pain, there is a minimally invasive option that you may want to discuss with your doctor called Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). For some patients, RFA may reduce or eliminate pain for months at a time. The treatment uses an electrical current produced by … Read More
Click, swipe, pinch, expand. With smartphones and tablets, we find the information we want in a flash. But what happens to our bodies when we constantly look down at mobile devices? Our neck muscles become unbalanced, says Cleveland Clinic chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, of the Center for Integrative Medicine. This can lead to poor posture, neck … Read More
The day started like a usual Monday morning. It was early morning, and I was already in my office, beginning the painstaking ritual of sorting through all the email that piled up over the weekend. I started skimming through an email about a study called, “Acupuncture for Chronic Pain,” published in the journal Archives of … Read More