Neck Pain Treatments including New Surgery Technique
Neck pain is very common and one out of two people will experience it at
some point in their lives. In severe cases surgery may be required to
treat a pinched nerve. The recovery from this procedure can be very
Dr. Frank Phillips of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has
begun implanting an artificial disc made of the same metal and plastics
used in hip and knee replacements. Right now the procedure is in the
clinical trial stages, but WABC in New York reported that Dennis
Kistulinec had the procedure done and does not suffer any more pain.
According to the report Kistulinec is not only back to work, he's back
lifting weights just two months after the surgery. Before the surgery
he had difficulty picking up his kids or loading groceries in the car.
Kistulinec suffered from neck pain due to a herniated disc. He has
lived with the pain for almost a year before the surgery. Kistulinec
said "I feel five years younger. No pain. No stiffness. No soreness."
Yoga is another alternative treatment for neck and back pain. There are
a series of videos at the neck reference video website. Other
alternative treatments include neck pillows and chiropractic
Maintaining good posture will help prevent neck pain. Experts also
recommend avoid sleeping on the couch with your head on the arm rest.
Also, donít fall asleep in the car without any support for your head.
If you work at a computer make sure your monitor is at eye level. You
want to avoid looking up or down for prolonged periods of time.
Call your doctor if the pain persists for 3 or 4 days after
self-treatment, or if the pain is severe. The doctor may want to
prescribe physical therapy if the pain persists for longer than 1 or 2
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