Neck Pain Blog Posts

11 Ways to Keep Gardening with Back Pain

A woman bending over and tending to her garden.
If you love gardening, keep up your hobby by following these simple tips and adaptations to minimize back pain during long periods of planting.

Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery Can Relieve Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

Xray view of artificial disc in the cervical spine.
An artificial cervical disc can help ease the pain, weakness, and numbness that may be caused by a cervical herniated disc.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

Runner in the woods grabbing back in pain
For many people, having a clear understanding of the anatomical structures of the spine and how they can cause pain will help you have a better discussion with your doctor.

How Cervical Selective Nerve Root Blocks Can Ease Neck Pain

Posterior view of cervical and thoracic spine showing steroid anesthetic injection.
A cervical selective nerve root block can help your doctor locate which of your nerves is irritated, and may also reduce pain in your neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.

The Best Alternative Therapies to Treat Back and Neck Pain

Closeup of acupuncture needles
There are many options for alternative therapies to treat back and neck pain, including massage, acupuncture, yoga, and more. A large review reveals which options are the most effective at relieving pain.

A Guide to Spinal Anatomy and What Can Go Wrong

Posterior view of upper body highlighting the spine.
Spinal anatomy is a remarkable combination of strong bones, soft tissues, and highly sensitive nerves. Most of us take spine anatomy for granted in our everyday lives—until something starts causing neck or back pain.

How Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy Affects Your Body

Posterior view of the cervical spine highlighting spinal stenosis.
Cervical stenosis with myelopathy can have painful, far-reaching effects on your body and health. Learn how cervical stenosis develops and how to spot the signs and symptoms.

What You Need to Know about Neck Arthritis

Posterior view of the cervical spine showing osteoarthritis.
Cervical osteoarthritis, commonly called neck arthritis, can result in neck pain and stiffness, as well as other troublesome symptoms.

2 Ways a Rolled Towel Can Reduce Neck Pain

Woman holding her neck in pain
Your neck pain may be caused by poor posture. A rolled towel can help support your spine’s natural curves—and experience pain relief.

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections Can Bring Neck and Arm Pain Relief

Epidural steroid injection into the epidural space of the cervical spine.
A cervical steroid injection can ease the pain that radiates through your shoulder and down your arm and get you moving again.