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Life Is Good Without Neck Pain
Radiculopathy Pressure or irritation on or around the nerves of the neck can affect the nerves’ electrical signals. The pressure or irritation can be felt as numbness on the skin, weakness in themuscles or pain along the path of the nerve. Themost common causes are poor posture, herniated discs, stenosis or degenerative disc disease. If you are suffering from neck pain, our programs are ideal to quickly relieve your pain and prevent it from returning. Fromacute onset to long-term neck pain to recovering from a complicated surgery, we can relieve your neck pain quickly, restoring your natural mobility and strength. Our treatments are designed to help ease pain and to improve flexibility, strength, posture and function. We even teach you how to protect your neck in the years ahead. Look inside to learn more about our services and say good-bye to that aching neck!
Neck pain can be a constant ache or sharp pain withmovement, stopping you from enjoying life’s activities. Neck pain is very common, affecting approximately two-thirds of the population at one point or another. Most neck pain is mechanical in nature or comes from the spine and/or its supporting structures. It typically occurs when there is a loss of motion in the cervical spine joints or muscles in the spine are tense or weak, creating an imbalance. Pain can occur in the neck, but can also radiate into the shoulders or upper extremities. Typical conditions include: Degenerative Disc Disease The discs are the fluid-filled sacs between the vertebrae, the bones of your neck. The normal aging process and repeated stress causes wear and tear, resulting in thinner andmore fragile cartilage. When this happens, the disc loses its ability to absorb shock, which may cause rubbing and changes in the shape of the joints in your neck, which can cause stiffness and/or pain. Muscles Strain When there is an injury to the neck or you overuse the shoulder or neck muscles, a strain can occur. A strain is damage to the muscle or tendon, most often caused by whiplash.
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