What Can You Do For Neck Pain Radiating to the Arm?

4 Treatments for Cervical Radiculopathy

Man with cervical radiculopathy

As if the pain in your neck wasn’t enough of a…well…pain in the neck, you’ve also got radiating symptoms going down your arm and into your hand. Whether it’s burning, numbness, tingling, weakness, or all of the above, Cervical Radiculopathy is the result of an irritated nerve in the neck. How does this happen? And, more importantly, how can you make it go away?

Let’s explore…

Whiplash Recovery: Exercise & Advice

Neck Pain After a Car Accident

Man with whiplash

It’s been a couple of days and the pain in your neck is getting worse. You were in a car accident, hit from behind. Never mind the headache that comes from dealing with the insurance company and auto mechanic – you just want this pain to go away. Whiplash injuries are the most common injury following a car accident1,2. The good news is: a lot of the time they get better within a few weeks – and if you know what to do and what to expect, your likelihood of improving increases even more…

Chronic Neck Pain: 3 Steps To Relief

With Strengthening, Endurance, and Coordination

Woman with chronic neck pain

When your neck pain won’t go away – after you’ve tried the heat, the stretching, the rest, even the pills – there’s no need to take drastic measures and there’s no need to give up altogether. Although instant relief may not be within reach, the research all points to implementing a program of strengthening, endurance training, and coordination of key muscles in the neck to reduce chronic neck pain and to improve function.

Let’s explore all about chronic neck pain – typically referred to as a “sprain” or “strain” of the neck. In our case, we refer to it as Neck Pain with movement coordination impairments…

What To Do For a Stiff Neck

Physical Therapy Techniques To Improve Neck Mobility

Woman with a stiff neck

You know you have a stiff neck when you literally have to turn your whole body to look at the person sitting right next to you. A stiff neck is not an easy problem to hide and not an easy problem to live with – even simple daily tasks become painful and difficult. Driving, for instance, presents a whole new challenge, requiring a strategic use of mirrors just to change lanes safely.

For many, a stiff neck can last a day or two, while it can be a persistent issue in others. The good news is: there are steps you can take to improve your mobility and function to overcome your stiff neck…

Cervicogenic Headaches: The Best Exercises for Relief [Video]

Woman with cervicogenic headache

The relentless pounding…the intense throbbing…headaches are the worst! Unfortunately, they’re also very common. In fact, they’re the most common reason people use over-the-counter pain medication. Headaches also account for 18 million doctor visits in the US, 156 million work days missed – an estimated $25 billion in productivity losses – every year1.

Do you get headaches? What Kind – migraines, tension-type, cluster? Maybe you’re like many of the patients I see and get headaches stemming from the neck region – these are called Cervicogenic Headaches. The good news with this type of headache is that there are steps you can take to alleviate the pain – even without taking medication.

Let’s take a look at what Cervicogenic Headaches are, what causes them, how they differ from other headaches, and – most importantly – how you can alleviate and prevent them from recurring…

Thoracic Spine Mobility and How It Affects You

Bonus Video Exercises

Woman Stretching Thoracic Spine

You want to be flexible – so you stretch your muscles. But what about your joints? You also need to have good mobility in your joints to allow you to move freely and do the things you love. So then, what areas should you be focusing on to improve joint mobility? It turns out that you lose the most mobility in your mid and upper back – the thoracic spine – throughout your life. This decrease in mobility not only affects your back, but your neck and shoulders, as well.

Here’s how improving mobility in your thoracic spine can maximize function and even increase your strength potential. Plus, I’ll show you a few simple exercises you can do from home…