neck pain

COVID-19: A Pain in the Neck (Tips for how to manage your headaches, neck, and shoulder pain.)

These are trying times for all of us, let’s face it. Even more challenging is the total lack of physical exercise that we are ALL suffering from. Personally, I went from exercising over an hour every day to being proud of myself for getting up and going to the fridge. What a change. Unfortunately, with increased sedentary lifestyle changes tends to come increased levels of pain. Of these increased pain, neck pain can be some of the most common and

Sitting is slowly killing us

Sitting is slowly Killing all of us Things just aren’t what they used to be in many ways. As a culture, we used to fill our days with standing, working on crops in our fields, gathering or hunting for our food then later came standing working in factories or mills. With modern advances such as computers, television and desk jobs, many of us sit for the majority of the day and recently we have discovered some staggering statistics. The average American now sits for 9.3 hours

Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain is a common and very successful treatment for pain and headaches.  In fact, The Journal of Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy recently published an article regarding spinal manipulations and neck pain.  First off, what is a spinal manipulation?  A manipulation is the same as an adjustment in which a high velocity and low amplitude force is applied to the spine often resulting in an audible “pop”.  The article found that manipulations directed toward the