Many people appreciate sleeping with fans on or windows open to allow the cool breeze in at night. Yet, what we don’t appreciate is the crooked, painful neck we could wake up with the next morning; a common phenomenon that happens when “sleeping wrong.” In Latin, torticollis literally means “twisted neck”.
Whiplash is a generic term for when the neck is suddenly jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen with motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents. The injuries cause a sprain/strain of the neck resulting in pain […]
Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls,
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used and well-known to be effective for both acute and chronic nonspecific back and neck pain. Unfortunately, extreme complications including gastric ulcers, bleeding, heart attack, and deaths are associated with their use. The omega-3 essential fatty acid found in fish oil is an excellent alternative with fewer side effects. It […]
Whether you’re shopping for presents, waiting to pick up the perfect dessert or checking out a holiday performance, chances are you’ll spend a good deal of time standing in line this season. Follow these tips to help you avoid muscle cramps, neck stiffness and
“I have headaches…here, here, and here. That’s not a migraine is it, Doc?” Probably not. But if it’s a chronic condition, it can be just as painful, just as unbearable and just as serious to a patient’s well being. These headaches affect your ability to enjoy living. A patient who can “put his finger […]