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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Top 6 Stretches to Reduce Neck Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

Up to 70% of Americans experience neck pain at some point of their lives. The human head weighs 10-12 pounds and holding your head in an awkward position can put additional stress on the soft tissues in the neck and muscles. Adding simple exercises to your daily routine that emphasize neck retraction can really make a difference in your neck pain.

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Topics: back stretches, neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, exercises & stretches, reduce neck pain, extreme neck pain, chicago neck pain, home remedies for back pain, stretches for neck pain

Traveling Doesn't Have To Be A Pain In The Neck

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Traveling can make even a seasoned adventurer feel anxious, which is something that I have seen in a number of my patients.  These feelings of fear and anxiety are certainly not unwarranted, especially if your are planning to travel with children in tow.

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Topics: neck pain, Back Pain Tips, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, traveling, neck pain tips, neck pain treatment

Correcting Your Forward Head Posture to Reduce Back & Neck Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Anyone who has ever experienced ongoing pain in the back or neck knows just how this type of discomfort can undermine the day. Before assuming that there is no way to alleviate this pain, consider using a natural alternative that has provided relief for many patients.  That alternative is known as correct forward head posture.

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Topics: neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, proper posture, how to correct posture

Avoid Neck Pain with Smart Driving

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Your vehicle needs careful driving and regular maintenance to perform its best.  You can avoid neck pain related to driving by caring for your own body every day.

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Topics: neck pain, Back Pain Tips, upper neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, lower neck pain

How Does Poor Posture Cause Neck Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

It's difficult to sit or stand properly all the time, especially when you're tired or sick. However, bad posture can lead to serious problems, including chronic neck pains. Believe it or not, most pains in this part of the body aren't caused by whiplash or other trauma-inducing conditions. 

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Topics: neck pain, upper neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, proper posture, poor posture, how to correct posture

All Natural Treatment for Chronic Neck Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

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Neck Pain Caused From Texting – WCIU You & Me This Morning

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Oct 01, 2013 @ 03:30 PM

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Topics: neck pain, chronic neck pain, stress and neck pain, reduce neck pain, cure for neck pain, text neck, pain between shoulders and neck

Home Remedies to Reduce Neck Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 01:38 PM

For every inch your head moves forward of your upper back the strain on your neck increases exponentially! Thus, it is essential to try and maintain a more erect posture when working at a desk, driving a car, or performing arm activities (such as carrying things). Your body's musculature serves two functions – to produce movement and to control or guide that movement. The large, superficial muscles produce movement and are usually very active and easy to train. The deeper muscles that guide movements are important for preventing injury and they often become weak when you are in pain and thus require specific therapeutic exercises to activate and train them.

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Chronic Neck Pain Caused By Your Smart Phone – Text Neck

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 09:56 AM

 Text Neck is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury, involving the head, neck and shoulders. Resulting from excessive strain on the spine from looking in a forward and downward position at any hand held mobile device, i.e., mobile phone, video game unit, computer, mp3 player, e-reader. This can cause headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder and arm pain, breathing compromise, and much more. This position strains the muscles in the neck and the pain can go all the way down the spine to the lower back.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, chronic neck pain, neck pain illinois, reduce neck pain, extreme neck pain, text neck

Reduce Neck Pain - Tips here!

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 03:38 PM

People of all ages suffer from neck pain on a daily basis. Most neck pain starts due to muscle strain or any other soft tissue strain caused by a sudden force. Another common cause for neck pain is everyday bad habits! Without knowing it, you may be putting strain on your neck and shoulder by the way you perform everyday activities. Neck pain can happen anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. This pain can spread to your upper back or arms limiting how much you can move your head and neck. 

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