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Learn more about neck pain by first looking at the anatomy of the neck by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 26 Dec 2012 6:53pm When neck pain strikes it can stop you in your tracks. You ask yourself, what is going on in there? Which muscle is being bothered? Why am I having this pain. Whether this pain is due to a muscle spasm, a pinched nerve or a misalignment  in the neck bones, it can be quite a pain in the neck !! Knowing the anatomy of your neck can be the first ste ... Read on »
A Closer Look at Neck Traction by NAV Posted Wed 28 Nov 2012 9:00am There are a couple of different kinds of neck traction. The first is Linear Traction. This is as if someone pulls your head away from your body while you lying supine or sitting up. This could be done with an over the door neck traction device or something called the trac collar . The other neck traction is called  "true neck traction" ... Read on »
Six Ways to Be Nice to Your Neck by Marilyn Yohe, L.Ac., MAOM Licensed AcupuncturistHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 05 Jun 2010 12:38pm At the Computer: Make sure you have a good ergonomic setup. The keyboard should be at about waist level, and the monitor should be at eye level. If you spend a lot of time on a laptop, it may make sense to plug in a separate keyboard when you are at home or the office. And, take breaks once in a while to reset the forward creep our head tend ... 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 »
How to reduce the chances of getting a stiff neck... by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 8:11am A Stiff Neck.... Horrible especially when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is going to be one painful day. You are stiff, your neck hurts, you cannot turn your head, even brushing your teeth hurts. We get questions about how to treat a stiff neck all the time. Today, I want to talk about how to reduce the chances of getting a stiff ne ... Read on »
Sun Post News "NeckLift" Piece – 7/1/05 by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 01 Jul 2005 12:00am For those interested, I write for my local newspaper approximately every 5 weeks. This article was published today. Enjoy, JPD When a Necklift Doesn’t Extreme Makeover and other “fantasy” plastic surgery television has definitely had an effect on consultation traffic in my office. The notion that more than a few large operati ... Read on »
Neck pain, who hasn’t had it? by Carol Grant Posted Fri 21 May 2010 5:34am Who hasn’t had neck pain at one time or another? What’s more, many of us have experienced on-going neck troubles at some point during our lives. Looking at human anatomy, it’s no wonder pain strikes us so often in this vulnerable area. While the neck structure gives us an amazing range of movement with which to see our environment, it also leav ... Read on »
Neck Traction Device vs Neck Massager for neck pain relief by necktraction Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 11:12am For severe neck pain you should see professional or medical doctor immediately. For minor neck pain or sore neck muscle you can get some home therapies. You can visit a massage therapist to relax your sore muscles. Another option is to buy a neck massager which will save money and time. There so many different Neck massagers in the market ... Read on »
The Neck and Headache Connection by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sun 16 Oct 2011 12:00am When we hear the term headache, we don’t usually think about the neck. Rather, we focus on the head, more specifically, “…what part of the head hurts?” But, upon careful questioning of patients, our San Francisco Headache Doctors usually find some connection or correlation between neck pain and headaches. The key to this connec ... Read on »
Stryker Initiates Voluntary Product Recall of Modular-Neck Stems Action Specific to Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stems by FDA Posted Mon 09 Jul 2012 6:39pm FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Contact Consumer: 888-317-0200 www.AboutStryker.com/ModularNeckStems Media: Jea ... Read on »