When pain occurs there are two different types, acute pain and chronic pain. It's important to know the difference.
When your neck muscles tighten suddenly and involuntarily, it means that you are suffering a muscle spasm. Your neck will not only become very rigid and stiff; it could also get so bad that you cannot even turn your head.
Are you having trouble finding sleep positions for sciatica? Our physicians and physical therapists at SOC are sciatica pain specialists. Our physical therapists have put together an article on the best pillows and sleeping positions for someone living with sciatica. Sciatica can be extremely uncomfortable. Especially with the stabbing and burning pain it comes [...]
Many of us experience shoulder pain, although typically in different ways. For some, it may be a sharp or burning sensation while for others it’s achy and tinder. Regardless of the type of pain, this may limit movements and interfere with daily activities.
Does your back crack when you roll over in bed? Do you stretch to the side and hear a chorus of cracks and pops up and down your spine? Have you ever wondered why that is? So have doctors. There is not a singular consensus on one cause for this. Although, there are a few [...]
Every day there are millions of people who end up suffering from many nagging types of back pain. On top of being painful, this can have a negative effect on your overall daily life. For instance, it can cause you to miss work or prevent you from participating in social activities. Additionally, it could keep [...]
When you travel on an airplane, it's typical to develop neck pain, especially if you sit in an uncomfortable position or sit for a long period of time. If you have experienced neck or back pain during or after flying, here are some tips you can use during your next travel: Carry over-the-counter medication If [...]
What are the most common football injuries? If you play football, you know better than anyone that football is a “rough” sport. Players are rough on the field. They tend to have little mercy. However, regardless of the helmets, braces, pads, and supports, wounds are typical. Therefore, football players tend to be more susceptible [...]
When we are affected by neck pain from stress, most of us realize that stress can manifest itself in our bodies, and can appear in many ways including headaches or tight muscles. When we experience anxiety, we’re putting our bodies through extensive, long-term stress. Our bodies are in fight or flight mode, and are releasing [...]
Do you suffer from back or neck pain caused by extended time spent sitting at your desk? Studies show that sitting idle and staring at your computer for 40 hours a week can be harmful to your spine and cause pain and other negative health repercussions. Here are some helpful hints for staying limber at [...]