Tag: Neck Pain

Neck and Back

Muscular Tension in Neck and Back

Tensing your muscles is a normal response to stress and heightened emotions, such as anger, nerves, or frustration. You may also get into the habit of holding certain sets of muscles in a tense, fixed position when performing basic everyday actions, such as moving around or sitting on your desk. This tension, however, is a […]

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Chronic Neck and Nerve-Root Pain

If you have suffered from a neck problem for three months or more, your pain will be described as “chronic”. The pain may be severe or mild, constant or intermittent; these factors will determine the degree to which it affects your life. Causes Precise causes of chronic neck pain are often difficult to determine. In […]

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Acute Neck and Nerve-Root Pain

Acute neck and nerve-root pain describes several conditions that affect the cervical spine region, and can also cause head pain. In the long term, it is rarely as disabling as low-back pain, but the severity of acute nerve-root pain ca be just as bad as sciatica. Causes This pain can be caused by strain of […]

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Neck Injuries

The thought of serious neck injury is terrifying – and rightly so. A break (fracture) or dislocation in the cervical region of the spine can be potentially fatal or catastrophically disabling. Thankfully, though, few neck injuries are life-threatening. Fracture and Dislocation Learning that somebody has broken or dislocated their neck is always shocking news. Fractures […]

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What is Causing My Neck and Upper Back Pain?

Sprain and Strain Cervical sprains and strains involve an overstretching or tearing in the supporting tissues of the neck. A sprain results from injury to the ligaments and a strain from injury to the muscles or muscle tendon. Sprained or strained tissue becomes tender to the touch, and results in stiffness, swelling and reduced range of motion in the neck. Other […]