What is Facet Disease in the Neck? The cervical facet joints are synovial joints in the back of the spine that are contained within a fibrous capsule. Superior and inferior facet joints interact in order to allow the flexibility of the spine and are, therefore, subject to considerable wear and tear over the years through […]
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When dealing with a pinched nerve in the neck, recover without any invasive treatment is possible, but for some the pain from a pinched nerve in the neck and headache can persist for months or even years. Those who suffer from chronic headaches often do not connect their symptoms to a pinched nerve in the […]
The neck is a complex place when it comes to nerves, and neck pain can stem from all manner of things, including a pinched nerve in the shoulder. Nerves can become trapped in the shoulder itself, due to the cramped conditions in an area called the brachial plexus.
Specific neck exercises can be very helpful in aiding recovery from a herniated disc in neck. A bulging disc in the neck can herniate through acute stress, such as when sneezing or with whiplash, and through chronic wear and tear resulting in a sudden rupture of the annulus (outer protective fibers of the disc). Calcification […]
Brachial plexus injury may occur through trauma or accidents in adulthood but is also a possibility during the birth of your baby. The brachial plexus is a complex of nerves between the neck and shoulder with spinal nerves exiting and dividing, then rejoining and combining throughout the region.
When you have a cold or the flu you’ll often find that your whole body aches, sometimes it’s even the first symptom, before the congestion, cough, or nausea begin. Why does this happen? Why does your neck become stiff and swollen and why does it hurt? There are a number of reasons why you may […]
A common cause of neck pain is the presence of a bulging intervertebral disc in the cervical spine. These discs are made up of a tough, fibrous, outer shell containing a gel-like substance inside that acts to absorb the shocks to the spine that occur on a daily basis. If the discs become damaged and […]
Pinched Nerve Neck Exercises Neck stretching and strengthening exercises can be very effective at reducing neck pain and discomfort both in acute and chronic conditions. However, a pinched nerve in the neck may mean that some exercises are inadvisable as they have the potential to actually exacerbate your condition and worsen your neck pain.
Having poor posture is just one of the myriad reasons you can develop neck pain. It may be a simple task to recognize that you have poor posture, but it is rarely simple to correct it. For most people the bulk of their day is spent at work, so it makes sense to start assessing […]
Infrared light therapy has been lauded as an effective treatment for all sorts of conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, fractures, varicose veins, and even acne, thin hair, and cold sores. As a relatively inexpensive, non-invasive, treatment that patients can use at home it is not hard to see why […]