Category Archives: Neck Pain

Is Cracking the Neck Unhealthy?

If you have a habit of “cracking” your neck, it’s probably something you do without thinking. In some cases, you may find yourself cracking your neck to relieve stiffness or ease nagging aches and pains. Even if you do feel temporary relief when you move your neck from one side to the other until you […]

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5 Ways Following a Healthy Diet Can Prevent Neck Pain

A network of nerves in the neck form important connections between the brain and the muscles that support the cervical spine. Inflammation, poor circulation, and other issues that affect these nerves have the potential to contribute to pain. When you factor in daily stress from waking and sleeping movements, it’s easy to see the importance […]

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5 Myths About Morning Spine Pain

It’s not unusual to experience spine pain first thing in the morning. This type of pain often goes away during the course of a day. Discomfort of this nature is referred to as trigger pain, meaning it’s typically triggered by some type of movement or a condition affecting the back or its supporting muscles, nerves, […]

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Why Is It Difficult to Diagnose Spine Pain?

Consisting of 33 bones and an assortment of discs, joints, and tissues, the human spine is more complex than most people realize, and this doesn’t even count the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that provide direct or indirect support to the backbone or the many nerves in and around it. There are a variety of things […]

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How Veterans Can Manage Their Spine Pain

Spine pain is a fairly common experience among the general population, and it’s even more prevalent among veterans. While most military members are in good physical shape, lugging around gear and going through physically demanding maneuvers can take a toll on a healthy backbone and its supporting joints, muscles, and nerves. When you factor in […]

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How Spine Pain Affects Women & Men Differently

Spine pain can affect anywhere from 80 to 90 percent of the population at one time or another. While both men and women can have the exact same source of spine pain and very similar symptoms, the way each of the sexes handles this type of discomfort can vary. A study by researchers in India […]

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Why Does Cracking or Grinding in the Neck Occur?

There may have been times when you’ve heard random pops or cracks in your neck when suddenly turning your head, or you might have woken up on occasion with a stiff neck, and when you turn to one side you hear a cracking or grinding sound. This is normal, provided it’s not occurring all the […]

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What Causes Cervical Spine Sprains & How Do You Treat Them?

Back pain may be the most common reason for doctors’ visits in the United States, but neck pain isn’t far behind. A common cause of cervical spine pain is a sprain involving one or more of the ligaments and related soft tissues in this area. Luckily, most neck sprains respond well to non-surgical treatments. Having […]

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How Does Soft Tissue Damage Cause Neck Strain?

A strain occurs when a muscle is overstretched repeatedly. Strains can affect any muscle, but it’s usually something that happens more often in the neck. The resulting soft tissue damage, while often painful and distracting, is usually only a temporary inconvenience that goes away with conservative treatments. If you have a better understanding of what […]

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Understanding Spine Anatomy & Its Relation to Pain

The 33 bones of your spine are a complex mix of nerves, joints, and soft tissues. Most of the time, these parts work well together to complete various movements. It’s only when something’s not quite right that the importance of keeping everything working as efficiently as possible becomes clear. Dr. Hyun Bae and the staff […]

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