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I woke up with a terrible pain in my neck when I move it. Must have fallen asleep in bad position. Help? by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 05 Jun 2009 3:31pm Question: This morning I woke up and when I move my neck I have a terrible pain!! I know I must have fallen asleep in a bad position but it has never hurt so bad. I can't look both sides. I have to keep my head tilted down. If I lift it up straight, it hurts terribly. It hurts to try to get my head on the pillow. Has this happened to any of you?? W ... Read on »
Massage Your Ears! by Courtney P. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 10:51pm 1 Comment Memory listening ear massage--in the Brain Gym pedagogy it's called “The Thinking Cap”--is a simple self-massage technique that stimulates over 400 acupuncture points in the ears. By simply massaging your ears from top to bottom using your thumbs and pointer fingers, you access all of these points in just a few seconds. Ear massage is especial ... Read on »
Are Trigger Points Causing your Neck and Upper Back Pain? by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:00pm A few years ago, a patient brought in a funny looking tool that looked like a cane with knobs. At first appearance I could not figure out what the purpose of this "tool" was. My patient demonstrated to me how this device helped work on her trigger points and she excitedly explained  how it gave her a lot relief from tight muscles in her upper b ... Read on »
How to Stretch all your Neck Muscles with one Basic Maneuver by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 6:13am This is a great neck stretch and will basically help stretch your cervical paraspinals, trapezius, SCM (sternocleidomastoid), scalenes, and occipital muscles. Here’s how you do it … start with a lateral neck stretch: Tilt your head to one side. Let’s stretch the left for example; tilt your right ear toward your right shoulder. Yo ... Read on »
How to Stretch all your Neck Muscles with one Basic Maneuver by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 12:00am This is a great neck stretch and will basically help stretch your cervical paraspinals, trapezius, SCM (sternocleidomastoid), scalenes, and occipital muscles. Here’s how you do it … start with a lateral neck stretch: Tilt your head to one side. Let’s stretch the left for example; tilt your right ear toward your right sh ... Read on »
The SCM Muscle in the Neck, it doesn’t Typically Cause Neck Pain, But can cause a Slew of Neck Related Problems! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:00pm     To start off, the SCM muscle is actually named the sternocleidomastoid muscle.   This muscle is responsible for specific neck and head motions and is split into two parts.   The interesting thing is that neither part sends pain to the neck, however, it can often cause jaw pain or pain that travels up into the head.   Besides headache-like p ... Read on »
Neck Muscles Most Responsible For Your Stiff Neck And Trigger Points: The Levator Scapulae & Trapezius by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:23pm You wake up with a stiff neck after sleeping on the couch the night before and find that you cannot turn your head- what could be causing this inability to turn your head, stiffness and overall pain in your neck? Today I want to discuss a muscle called the levator scapulae and also revisit a muscle we have talked about previously: the trapezius m ... Read on »
Stretching to Prevent Injuries by Bill .. Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 8:08pm Stretching is a great way of stopping or at least doing a large part in the prevention of sports injuries. The simple act of stretching will give you more benefits than simply cutting your risk or injury it will also help you to gain muscle , agility and coordination. I have stressed in the pa ... Read on »
Strengthening Your Neck Muscles for Better Health by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 9:30pm Doing exercises for the neck is extremely important. This includes stretching and strengthening. In fact, recent studies have shown that exercising in general plays a positive role in chronic pain. Having weak neck muscles can be a cause for certain painful conditions. It can contribute to such things as: fatigue irritability headache ... Read on »
How To Avoid Neck Pain While Doing Ab Exercises by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 8:03am If you do your Abdominal crunches correctly with proper form, there is no reason to suffer from neck pain or sore neck. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is that involve there neck muscles while doing these exercises- that is a NO-NO. Bringing your head and neck forward puts unnecessary pressure on the neck and it is not hea ... Read on »