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Posts Tagged ‘neck’

Why Are My Fingers Numb?

August 27th, 2021 by Lauren

There are many reasons your fingers can be numb but today we’ll focus on just one. A problem in your spine. When you’re trying to figure out why your fingers are numb your spine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind but it may just be the problem. Why Are My Fingers Numb? […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

Massage for Neck Pain

June 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Can Massage Help Neck Pain? Researchers have found conflicting results on whether massage therapy can help chronic neck pain. Some studies have found that massage therapy reduces chronic neck pain. However, other studies show that massage is no more effective than other forms of treatment, even advice! If you’ve discussed it with your doctor and […]

Whiplash – Symptoms and Treatments

February 12th, 2021 by Lauren

We’ve all heard the term, whiplash. It’s usually associated with a car accident. But what is a whiplash injury? What are the symptoms and how long do they last? Neck Anatomy The spine travels from the base of the skull down through the neck and back, all the way to the tailbone. This complicated structure […]

5 Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Options

December 31st, 2018 by Lauren

In this article we’ll outline five cervicogenic headache treatment options that you can try if you suffer from these severe headaches. Cervicogenic Headache vs Migraine A cervicogenic headache is a headache caused by nerve irritation in the spine of the neck (the cervical area). A cervicogenic headache is often confused with a migraine as pain […]

Spine Anatomy Part 2 – Cervical Anatomy

June 18th, 2018 by Lauren

In the second part of our series on the anatomy of the spine we’ll look at the cervical anatomy. In part 1 we talked about vertebrae anatomy. Now that we have a basic understanding of the anatomy of each individual vertebrae we can start to take a look at how groups of vertebrae work together […]

What is Cervical Fusion? Cervical fusion is a type of spinal fusion surgery. As with a lumbar spinal fusion, a cervical fusion involves “fusing” (or joining) bones together. Joint pain in any part of the body can be a result of injury, arthritis, inflammation, bone spurs, normal aging of the joint’s components, etc. Often, this […]

LIFE IS POSSIBLE AFTER SURGERY

November 14th, 2016 by Andrea

The idea of having surgery can be frightening for anyone, no matter what age. Some individuals assume that they will be unable to participate in many activities post surgery. However, dozens of famous athletes have proven this statement wrong and have thrived following the conclusion of their back/neck related surgeries. For instance, in more recent […]

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