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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 ...

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 ...

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.

Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

Posted 19 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 – Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends. The discs, located between your vertebrae, absorb shock to the spine. They become dehydrated and shrink with age, and this degeneration can lead to neck pain. This new study found that smoking seems to worsen this natural wear and tear. The ...

Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term

Posted 3 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 – Two alternative therapies – acupuncture and the Alexander technique – appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports. Both therapies involve educating patients in ways to relieve stress, as well as improve posture and balance. These techniques appeared to help reduce neck pain in the 12 months following treatment compared ...

Scientists Discover Substance That Causes Pain

Posted 28 Apr 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 28 – The human body produces a substance similar to capsaicin – which makes chili peppers hot – at sites of pain, and blocking production of this substance can ease pain, a new study shows. The findings may lead to the development of non-addictive painkillers, according to the researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In work with mice, the ...

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