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Is Fibromyalgia-Type Pain Caused by Disk Herniations?

Many different disorders, such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, or irritable bowel syndrome have the common symptom of muscle hyperalgesia-more sensitive to painful pressures and stimulations. Obviously, more sensitive patients may find it more difficult to stress their bodies with stretching or physical exercise. If you are more sensitive to pain, you may be more likely to […]

Long-Term Results for Neck Injury

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A neck injury such as a pulled muscle or a “knot” in the muscle is something we’ve all experienced. These little aches and pains usually go away on their own, or with a little massage from a loved one. But sometimes the neck injury is more substantial, such as in a whiplash or sports injury. In these […]

Stress and Headaches

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  How does stress affect your wellbeing? And how is stress related to getting headaches? There are many paths to this and I will discuss the most common ways stress can make you more headache prone. Stress can affect our sleep. Americans just do not get enough sound, restful and restorative sleep. Studies suggest that […]

I’m Waking Up With A Stiff Neck!

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  Life is stressful enough during the day that it seems truly heartbreaking that many us cannot get the restorative sleep we need each night. Tossing and turning causing insomnia is an epidemic in the U.S., but worse, some of us wake up with actual pain and stiffness. What a way to start the day. […]

“My Head Feels Heavy At The End Of The Day- What Can I Do?”

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  The head is a large and heavy part of a person. In a child, the head can account for 1/4 of their height. In the adult, the head weighs 10-14 pounds and this load has to be balanced by the strength of the neck muscles. In normal upright posture, there is a forward curve […]

Ending Pain And Staying Healthy Is A Surprisingly Small Thing….

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  Here’s something interesting. Do you know how much money American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating ONE olive from each salad they served in first class? You’ll never guess. $40,000! Amazing, isn’t it? And if you translate that amount to today’s dollars – it would be a lot more! You want to know what […]