Fleming PT: Relieving Neck Pain

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RELIEVING NECK PAIN “Look Up To Pain Relief!”

Inside: • Are You Hurting Your Neck While Sleeping

• Healthy Recipe

• Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

Neck pain can be a constant ache or sharp pain with movement,stoppingyoufromenjoying life’sactivities. Neck pain is very common affecting approximately 2/3 rds of thepopulationatonepointoranother.People withneckpainsuffermainlyfromoneof thefollowing conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normal aging process shrinks the discsanddries themout.Repeatedstressandstrain

start tocollapse, thespacebetween theneckbonesnarrows,and the joints may become inflamed.The pain is usually chronic and is typically felt in the middlepartof theneck.However, itmayspread from theneck into theupper back or to the outside of the shoulder in some cases. Radiculopathy Pressure or irritation on or around the nerves of the neck can affect the nerves’electricalsignals.Thepressureor irritationcanbe feltasnumbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the nerve. Weakness in thespinemusclescancauseabnormalpressureon thenerves and increased chance of radiculopathy. If you are suffering from neck pain, our SPINE Program is ideal to quickly relieve your pain and prevent it from returning. From long-term neck pain, to recovering from a complicated surgery, we can relieve your pain quickly, returning 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 SPINE Program and say good-bye to that aching neck!


also weakens the tissues that make up a disc. When this happens, the disc loses its ability to absorb shock. In turn, this causes rubbing and changes in the shape of the joints in your neck, which can be painful. Muscle Strain When there is an injury to the neck or you overuse the shoulder and neck muscles, a strain can occur. When this happens, the neck muscles may go into spasm to help support and protect the sore area. Mechanical Neck Pain Mechanical pain usually starts from changes in the neck joints. As discs


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