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Archive for the ‘Neck Pain’ Category

Can Neck Pain Cause Dizziness?

June 4th, 2024 by itmc

Have you ever experienced neck pain that left you feeling dizzy and disoriented? If so, you’re not alone. Many people find that neck discomfort can lead to unexpected bouts of dizziness. This unsettling combination is more common than you might think and can stem from various underlying causes. Whether you’re dealing with mild discomfort or […]

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Is There Really Such a Thing as Text Neck?

February 15th, 2024 by itmc

What is Text Neck? Yes, there really is a condition termed Text Neck. It refers to a condition stemming from the strain on the neck caused by frequently looking down at a mobile device or other electronic device over extended periods. This posture can lead to a variety of symptoms, including neck pain, stiffness, soreness, […]

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Tingling or numbness in the arm or leg can often be related to the spine because of the way the spinal nerves function.  What follows is a brief explanation of how this all works. The spinal cord is a major part of the central nervous system, and it carries nerve signals between the brain and […]

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Bone spurs are bony growths that typically develop on the edges of bones. This can happen in various parts of the body. Also, they can develop in the cervical spine. Bone spurs are often a result of degenerative changes in the spine and can lead to symptoms such as neck pain and nerve compression. Common […]

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How is Neck Pain Related to the Spine?

November 2nd, 2023 by itmc

Neck pain is closely related to the spine because it often originates from issues within the cervical spine, which is the uppermost part of the spinal column. The cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae, labeled C1 through C7, and it extends from the base of the skull to the top of the thoracic spine. 7 […]

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Sports with a Higher Potential to Cause Neck Injury There are many sports that have the potential to cause neck injuries, but some do carry higher risks than others. The sports that put your neck at higher risk of injury include: Football: This is a high-impact sport so its players are at significant risk of […]

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Yes. This most often happens when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches off from the spinal cord, creating a pain that radiates into the shoulder and/or the arm. In most cases, this pinched nerve condition, often called cervical radiculopathy, is caused by wear and tear as we age. Pain […]

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In Western Culture, long necks are seen as desirable. Are some necks actually longer than others? The answer is yes and no. The length of a person’s neck is primarily determined by the individual’s anatomical structure and genetic factors. The neck’s length is mainly determined by the number and size of the vertebrae, the bones […]

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