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Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?

Posted 26 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 – While an iPad can deliver information in an instant with the touch of your fingertips, it also can make your neck and shoulders ache, a new study finds. So-called iPad neck, or tablet neck, is on the rise in the United States. And women are twice as likely than men to have this type of neck and shoulder pain, the researchers reported. The condition can be caused by using ...

Avoid 'Text Neck' From Your Cellphone

Posted 24 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 – Your cellphone puts the world at your fingertips, but it can wreak havoc with your neck. There's even a name for the pain you get when looking down at your screen – "text neck" – and it can cause problems along the entire length of your spine. Bending your head forward multiplies the amount of weight your neck muscles need to support. Normally your neck supports the ...

Stretches: The Forgotten Exercise

Posted 7 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 – Along with aerobic and strength training, stretching is an important part of every workout routine. But many people make the mistake of skipping this key step or doing certain stretches at the wrong time. Stretching improves flexibility and helps maintain good range of motion in your joints. It may even prevent injury. Timing is important, though. Starting your workout ...

As Many as 1 in 3 Experience New or Worse Pain With Yoga

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 – Many people try yoga hoping to heal an injury, but some wind up with more aches and pains, a new study finds. The study, which surveyed hundreds of people doing yoga for more than a year, found that two-thirds said that some existing aches improved because of yoga – most often, lower back and neck pain. On the other hand, 21 percent said yoga worsened their muscle or ...

Posture Pointers for Computer Jockeys

Posted 21 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 – Do you spend most of your day sitting at a computer? Being hunched over your keyboard for long periods can put stress and strain on your whole body. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Computer Workstations eTool, focus on sitting with neutral body positioning. That's a comfortable working posture, with your joints naturally aligned. ...

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles

Posted 6 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 – Pain that continues, day in and day out, may trigger an unexpected and unwanted side effect – a bigger risk of mental decline and dementia, a new study suggests. The findings suggest that chronic pain may be related to changes in the brain that contribute to memory problems. The findings may also point to new ways to protect age-related mental decline, the University of ...

Health Tip: How to Spot a Sprained Neck

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

-- A car crash or upper-body injury can cause significant pain that could point to a sprained muscle or ligament in the neck. Here are common symptoms, provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Pain at or near the back of the neck that feels worse when you move. Pain that gets more intense about a day after an injury, rather than immediately after. Pain and muscle spasms in the ...

Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain

Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Neck pain may be caused by an injury or the slow degeneration of discs between the vertebrae. So, when should you see a doctor? The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends an office visit if: You have long-lasting pain or stiffness without an obvious injury. Your pain becomes severe. The pain radiates into the legs or arms. Your pain is accompanied by headaches, weakness, tingling ...

Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – That "ink" on your shoulder may have hurt the tattoo artist more than it hurt you. A small study – touted as the first to measure the causes of aches and pains in tattoo artists – points to widespread back and neck problems among them. "There's no such thing as an official 'tattoo chair,' so artists adapt dental chairs or massage tables to make a client comfortable, ...

Health Tip: Keep Neck Pain in Check

Posted 13 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Neck pain can be triggered or worsened by poor posture. So make sure posture is on your mind as you sit at your desk and go about your day. The Mayo Clinic suggests: Keep a straight line from your hips to your shoulders and your shoulders to your ears. Take regular stretch breaks. Get up, move around and stretch your body. Move your computer monitor level with your eyes. Keep your knees ...

Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis, Study Says

Posted 31 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 – Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds. Older adults with arthritis-related joint pain and stiffness need to keep moving to remain functionally independent. But only 10 percent of older Americans with arthritis in their knees meet federal guidelines of at least 150 ...

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 – You might want to think twice the next time you're ready to blame the weather for your aches and pains, researchers say. Some people swear that changes in humidity, temperature, air pressure and the like trigger back pain and arthritis. But a team at the George Institute for Global Health in Newtown, Australia said it found no evidence to support that theory. "The belief ...

Health Tip: When Your Neck Aches

Posted 2 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

-- An aching, throbbing or shooting pain in your neck could spell trouble. Here are possible causes, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic: Straining the neck muscles by stooping over your computer or phone, or by reading in bed. Osteoarthritis of the neck. A compressed nerve. Sustaining an injury, such as from a car accident. Conditions such as meningitis, cancer or rheumatoid arthritis.

Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind

Posted 12 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 – Jumping in piles of leaves can be great fun, but raking them up afterward can leave you with an aching back. Each year, more than 76,000 Americans are hurt while raking leaves or using other manual garden tools. That's according to The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at The Chester County Hospital at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. One reason why ...

Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough

Posted 20 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 – Staff members at nearly one in 10 major U.S. cancer centers – all of which provide palliative care services – weren't certain such symptom-management and supportive care was actually available there, a new study reveals. The study suggests that for cancer patients, obtaining good relief for their stress and pain may not always be easy, the researchers said. Using an ...

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