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Neck Pain

  Neck pain can be caused by inappropriate working posture. Pain in the neck can be due to: Injury, a mechanical or muscular problem, a trapped nerved caused by a bulge in one of the discs between the vertebrae or from arthritis of the neck

  It can range from mild discomfort to severe, burning pain. If the pain is 'acute' -sudden and intense - it's called a crick in the neck, facet syndrome or muscular rheumatism.

  If the pain has lasted more than three months, it's termed 'chronic' neck pain.

  Neck pain is a common condition and is more frequently seen in women than men. Most people will experience pain in the neck at some point in their life.

  Bob and Brad know the importance of proper spine health. Neck Pain can really influence your life if it persists and so they have put this short video series together to help you ease or lesson some of those pains from a variety of causes. 



Videos included in the Neck Pain series include:

Saunders Neck (cervical) Traction: For neck pain, Overdoor neck traction: very inexpensive but good, Peyton Manning's neck - what happened? Payton Manning's neck - Now what happened? Neck pain? Using a towel to drecrease neck pain, Isometric strengthening of the neck, Neck & back pain from Lap Top/Tablets/Smart Phone??? Lap top dangers, End pain when using your computer, Tension headache from computer use, Back and neck pain, case history, Stress to relieve pain & stress,


1. When to Seek Immediate Medical Care

See a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room if: 

  • Pain is from a severe blow or injury 
  • Neck pain radiates down the arms and legs 
  • Headaches, numbness, tingling, or weakness occur with pain. 
  • The person has a stiff neck with fever, vomiting and sensitivity to light. 

2. Ease Muscle Spasms

  • Apply dry or moist heat 

3. Reduce Swelling

  • If the area is inflamed, apply ice for 20 minutes 4 to 8 times a day. 

4. Relieve Pain

  • Give pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). 

5. Rest

  • The affected area should not be used for a day or two 
  • Normal activities should be gradually resumed 

6. Follow Up

  • The person should see a doctor if pain doesn't get better or worsens.