Traction – Does It Help Neck Pain and Headaches?

Traction – Does It Help Neck Pain and Headaches?

Traction is defined as, “…the act of pulling a body part.” Therefore, it is commonly used in many regions including the legs, arms, low back, mid-back, and the neck. We will be limiting this discussion to cervical or neck traction, and the question of the month is,...
Is It My Neck or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Is It My Neck or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Neck Pain can arise from many different sources with a similar clinical presentation, which can make it a challenge to diagnose. One of those related, and sometimes co-existing conditions, is called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Let’s first discuss the anatomy of...
The Neck Pain and Smoking Connection

The Neck Pain and Smoking Connection

It’s estimated that as many as 213 per 1,000 people may have neck pain at any given time with the twelve-month prevalence ranging between 30-50%. There is a lot of convincing peer-reviewed literature (research) that supports chiropractic as one of the first and best...
Neck Pain and Our Pillow!

Neck Pain and Our Pillow!

The relationship between neck pain and our pillow is more important than most of us realize! Though we all may have at one time or another slept on a variety of surfaces, and used any number of pillows (flat, medium, bulky) made of different materials (foam, feather,...
Neck Pain and the Deep Neck Flexors

Neck Pain and the Deep Neck Flexors

It’s safe to say that if one hasn’t had neck and/or shoulder pain, they probably will at some point in the future. Like lower back pain, once someone has had neck pain, the chances for a future episode are significantly higher. A 2012 study reported that over a...