Cervicalgia Headaches – Neck Pain and Head Aches

neck pain headache cervicalgiaNeck pain and headaches are often closely connected and can make life a real misery for sufferers. The cause of cervicalgia headaches may be the compression of nerves or blood vessels which innervate or supply the head and neck. Pinched nerves sometimes occur due to a chronic neck condition like spinal stenosis, spondyloarthritis (spondylitis or spondylosis), or facet joint disease following whiplash injury. Read more

When to See a Chiropractor

chiropractic for neck painChiropractors see patients for a variety of reasons including neck pain, back pain, headaches, and even carpal tunnel syndrome, but knowing when to see a chiropractor for neck pain and when diagnosis and treatment from a qualified MD is needed can prove difficult for many. In some cases, the hands-on manipulation carried out during chiropractic is simply inadequate for severe chronic neck pain, or is inappropriate if there are concerns such as spinal tumors, or infection in the spine. The important thing to note is that neck pain, back pain, and headaches should not be a normal part of our daily lives and help should be sought to address these, whether this is through a local chiropractor or other health professional. Read more

Neck Arthritis Exercises

Pinched Nerve Neck Exercises
Patients with chronic neck pain might be wondering about the safety of exercise for arthritis in the neck and rightly so. Prior to commencing any new stretching or strengthening exercises for neck pain patients are advised to check with their physician or physical therapist to avoid exacerbating neck arthritis problems. Those with rheumatoid arthritis, for example, where atlantoaxial subluxation has occurred or is unstable may exacerbate their condition if engaging in certain movements of the neck. Some neck exercises are beneficial for stabilizing the upper neck however and provide strength and flexibility for patients with chronic neck pain from other conditions. Read more