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Stiff Neck: Pain Patterns and Self-Care

These posts are all related to your painful, stiff neck. Most people refer to the limited, painful rotation when they speak of a stiff neck. However, a small majority of people refer to difficulty in lateral movement (leaning from side to side). The majority of rotation (about 70%) happens in the joint between the first …

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Forward-Head Posture Overview

These people complain of neck pain, stiffness and headaches that come from their neck. It often creates problems with restricted breathing and pain that radiates into the chest, upper back and arms. Forward-Head Posture (FHP) is a syndrome. That means that it is a collection of symptoms that lead to more specific diagnoses. FHP, defined …

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Self Care – Neck-ache Headache, Eye-ache

This post has self-care strategies for relief from neckache, headache, eye-ache. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that create the problem and aggravate it look at this other post. Avoid this sharp bend at the base of the neck instead of using his eyes to look …

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Headache with Tender Top of Neck While Turning

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain about a tender spot at the top of the neck when they touch it while turning their heads. I have to admit, I find it interesting that they don’t complain about pain during an activity or in general. …

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Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this trigger point, people complain about tension and a focus on pain and tension at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the tension in their neck and under the shoulder. …

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Self Care – Neck Pain with Sore Shoulder

This post has quick relief and lasting relief strategies for the trigger point that creates pain in the upper neck and top of the shoulder. This is a tough trigger point to treat and requires persistent self-care. Often, people choose professional help to make underlying structural changes, hone self-care strategies and stay focused. You can …

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Quick and easy hangover relief

Client’s Description Crapulence – Sickness caused by excessive drinking. 2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance. [From late Latin crāpulentus, very drunk, from Latin crāpula, intoxication, from Greek kraipalē.] crap′u·lent adj. People complain of headache, nausea, and misery that follow a night of excessive drinking. Unlike my other posts, people don’t come into my office complaining of this. This is usually …

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Stretching for scalene muscles

Here are some specific stretches for scalene muscles that have been recommended by many sources over the years. They were published in the self-care section on scalenes in the research of Janet Travell, the physician to two presidents. Clinical experience has proven them to be effective for helping the problematic effects of tight scalene muscles. Helpful …

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