Activa: Life Is Good Without Neck Pain

“It’s Time To Do Something About That Constant Pain In Your Neck!” LIFE IS GOOD WITHOUT NECK PAIN Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Neck pain can be a constant ache or sharp pain with movement, stopping you fromenjoying life’sactivities.Neckpain isverycommonaffectingapproximately 2/3 rds of the population at one point or another. People with neck pain suffer mainly from one of the following conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease. The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normal aging process shrinks the discs and dries them out. Repeated stress and strain 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 isan injury to theneckoryouoveruse theshoulder 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. MechanicalNeckPain. Mechanicalpainusuallystartsfromchanges intheneck joints. As discs start to collapse, the space between the neck bones narrows, andthe jointsmaybecome inflamed.Thepain isusuallychronicand istypically felt in the middle part of the neck. However, it may spread from the neck into the upper 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’ electrical signals. The pressure or irritation can be felt as numbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the

nerve. Weakness in the spine muscles can cause abnormal pressure on the nerves and increased chance of radiculopathy. Ifyouaresuffering fromneckpain,ourSPINEProgram is idealtoquicklyrelieve yourpainandprevent it fromreturning.From long-termneckpain,torecovering 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,postreand function.Weeven teachyouhow 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!

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