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Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Torticollis

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”. (more…)

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How is Whiplash Neck Injury Treated?

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 […]

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Fish Oil is a Better Option Than NSAID for Back or Neck Pain

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 […]

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