Relieving Neck Pain For Good

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“I CAN’T FUNCTION WITHOUT NECK PAIN! ” Relieving Your Neck Pain For Good

Neck pain can be caused by many different sources and takes an expert in muscle, joints, and bones to know how your neck should be moving and why it is not. Many people with neck pain suffer from one of the following: DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normal aging process involves changes within the discs which dries them out. Repeated stresses and strains weaken

the connective tissues that make up a disc. When this happens, it loses some of its ability to absorb shock and shrinks in size. This causes rubbing and changes in the joints and bones of your neck which can be painful. The good news is that therapy can help free up stiff and painful neck joints as well as increase muscle strength around the neck to provide greater support, thus decreasing pain. MUSCLE STRAIN Peoplewithminor neck pain or stiffness often believe they have amuscle strain; however, unless there was a severe injury to the neck, the muscles probably haven’t been pulled or injured. Instead, the problem may be coming from irritation or injury in other spine tissues, such as the disc or ligaments. When this happens, the neck muscles may go into spasm to help support and protect the sore area. “ Common pain conditions (i.e., arthritis, back, headache, and other musculoskeletal) result in $61.2 billion in lower productivity for U.S. workers.” - Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003

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