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Category: Neck Pain

Jun 24, 2020

Heat or Ice for aches and pain?

When grounded in science, the use of heat or cold can be used to expedite the healing process. While inflammation is crucial to the repair of injured tissue, the response can be exaggerated and last longer than necessary. Therefore, ice and heat can be used to modify the bodies’ inflammatory response and help us return to activity sooner.

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Jun 17, 2020

Postural Tips and Exercises to Prevent Pain during COVID-19 Confinement.

Part II of II I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike are suffering from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours...especially with COVID-19 home confinement! Studies show the impact of prolonged sitting, especially with […]

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Jun 8, 2020

COVID-19 Home Confinement can be Painful!

I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike have always suffered from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours. But now, with a full day of Zoom classes, virtual meetings and long hours working from home, I have heard from many people suffering from neck, middle and lower back pain as well as headaches associated with prolonged sitting and computer use.

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Oct 14, 2019

Women's purses and back pain

Recently, a young woman came to my office with complaints of severe middle and lower back pain. On her first visit, I carried her purse (big bag), to the treatment room to assess its weight. Then, I asked her permission to weight the bag and discovered that it weighed 8 pounds. While 8 pounds does […]

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Sep 3, 2018

Have a healthy Labor Day

Since 1894 Labor Day has been designated as the national holiday that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Research supports the notion that healthier employees are happier and more productive. When employers encourage healthy behavior and safety at work, they benefit in many ways. For example, in addition to improving job […]

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Aug 6, 2018

Headaches can be a pain in the neck

Guest Coauthor: Alexa Rzucidlo, SPT2 Alexa is a second year doctor of physical therapy student at Temple University (2019). She grew up locally in Factoryville, PA. She graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School and Temple University for her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Alexa plans to continue her clinical experience at Grand Junction VA in Colorado. […]

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May 18, 2015

Infant Torticollis: A Real Pain in the Neck

NEPA is fortunate to have many bright, altruistic and dedicated pediatricians. Over the past thirty years, I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with them and their patients. One of the most common problems referred to physical therapy by pediatricians is infant torticollis. Torticollis, also referred to as wryneck, means “twisted neck” in […]

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Sep 29, 2014

Choosing a Cervical Pillow: Part 2 of 2

Choosing a Cervical Pillow: 10 Tips to Choose the Best Cervical Pillow Part 2 of 2 As discussed last week in Part 1 on Cervical Pillows, studies on cervical or neck pillows have shown that those using a cervical pillow demonstrated a significant reduction in chronic neck pain and headaches. However, researchers cautioned that there are […]

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Sep 22, 2014

Choosing a Cervical Pillow: Part 1 of 2

Choosing a Cervical Pillow: Part 1 of 2 Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic neck (cervical) pain and headaches? Did you ever wonder if your pillow is right for you? Studies on cervical or neck pillows have shown that those with chronic neck pain showed a significant reduction in […]

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