How Neck Problems Cause Headaches

“I called the [Franklin Rehabilitation] billing department for the first time ever to ask some questions about my bill. I spoke with Sue and she was very nice. She not only resolved my issue quickly; she volunteered information about things I hadn’t even thought to ask about. Overall, it was a very good experience.” - Delores B. When even one piece is out of place – nothing in our body works the way it should. Many times patients are hesitant to seek help because they don’t know where to start. For some patients, with several seemingly unrelated issues, they find out that sometimes relief can come from the most unlikely place. Patient Spotlight “Overall it was a good experience!”

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Why You Need To Come Back In For A Check-Up: � Move without pain � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely � Sit for long periods comfortably

Is Phone Use Causing Your Neck Pain? Text Neck

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1. Straighten up. Learn proper posture and neck alignment by peeking at your profile in a mirror. If you’re standing correctly, you should be able to draw a vertical line from your ear to your shoulder. 2. Archback. Ifyourposture isn’tperfect, trydoingshoulderextensions.Archyour neck and upper back backward, pulling yourshoulders intoalignmentunderyour ears. This simple stretch can alleviate stress and muscle pain. 3. Lookforward.Ratherthantiltingyour chin down to read your mobile device, raise the device to eye level. The same goes for your desktop computer. Your monitor screen should be at eye level so your head isn’t perpetually dropping and causing muscle strain.

A load of hurt How can using a smartphone or other mobile device cause so much hurt? It’s all inhowyou lookat it.Literally.Looking down, dropping your head forward, changes the natural curvature of your neck. Over time, that misalignment can strainmusclesandcausewearandtear on the structures of the neck. According to Dr. Bolash, three things happen when you drop your head: 1. Your neck moves forward. 2. Your shoulders round forward or lift up toward your ears. 3. Your neck and shoulder muscles spasm (contract). Three tricks to nix text neck To nix text neck, improve your posture. Dr. Bolash recommends you:

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