Dynamic: Relieving Neck Pain

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RELIEVING NECK PAIN Neck pain can be a constant ache or sharp pain with movement, stopping you from enjoying life’s activities. Neck pain is very common affecting approximately 2/3 rds of the population at one point or another. People with neck pain suffer mainly from one of the following conditions: “Take A Ride On The Pain Free Side!”

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Degenerative Disc Disease The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normalagingprocessshrinksthediscsanddriesthemout.Repeatedstress andstrainalsoweakensthetissuesthatmakeupadisc.Whenthishappens, 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 start tocollapse, thespacebetween theneckbonesnarrows,and the joints may become inflamed. The pain is usually chronic and is typically felt in themiddlepart of theneck. However, it may spread from theneck 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’electricalsignals.Thepressureor irritationcanbefeltasnumbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the nerve. Weakness inthespinemusclescancauseabnormalpressureonthenerves 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 fromacomplicatedsurgery,wecan relieveyourpainquickly, returning your natural mobility and strength. Our treatments are designed tohelpeasepainand to improveflexibility,strength,postureand 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!



We spend one third of our lives sleeping. Therefore, how you sleep and the bed you sleep on can have a dramatic effect on the support of your body. When you sleep you need to be aware of how your neck and spine are supported. There are many different types of beds on the market today whichcan beveryconfusing for consumers.Thebest typeof bed is theone that you try out and feels most comfortable using. Typically, a bed that is firmunderneath,withasofter tophelps toprovidesupportaswellascontour your body. If your mattress is old, then think about investing in a new one so that your neck and spine are supported well. Thebestpositions tosleep in foryourspineareonyourbackorsides.Avoid sleeping on your stomach since your spine ends up twisted, especially your neck.Over thehoursofrepetitivesleepingonyourstomach,youcandamage the joints of your spine and compress the nerves exiting your spine. Use a pillow to help support your body and take the weight of your legs off your spine. If you like to sleep on your back, place a pillow under the backs of your thighs and knees. This should place your knees in a slight, supported bend which takes pressure off your lower back. If you sleep on your side, be sure to put a pillow between your knees. This helps keep the alignment of your spine, and takes the pressure of your upper leg off the spine. Have 1-2 pillows under your head to keep your neck in proper alignment. If you need 2 pillows stagger them so that one pillow overlaps the other by one half. The lower half goes under the shoulders, while the upper half supports the neck. Ourphysical therapistsatDynamicPhysicalTherapycanshowyouexercises, stretches and techniques to relieve your pain and prevent it from returning.

If you are suffering with neck or back pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life!


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Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

www.simpleset.net Stretches Neck Muscles CHIN TUCK SUPINE Lie with roll under neck. Without lifting head, tuck chin gently. Keep the large muscles in the neck relaxed.

Do you or someone you know have back or neck pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go towww.dynamic-physical-therapy.com, and scroll down to the middle of the page for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today! You can find the FREE Back and Neck Pain

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