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All Posts in Category: Head & Neck

computer-neck-strain

How To Get Rid Of Computer Neck Pain Once And For All

Newsflash: shoulder and neck pain has increased in scope and scale over the last decade – and computers are to blame!

A 2015 study in the journal of occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that within one year of work, instances of neck pain from computer use jumped from 17 to a shocking 63%.

And that’s not all!

Other symptoms linked to neck strain from computer usage include chronic exhaustion and difficulty sleeping.

But the news is not all grim…

The good news: neck pain (strain) can not only be mitigated but can be eliminated completely!

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Vertigo Exercises To Do At Home

Many of us have first-hand experience of the rattling onset of vertigo, that feeling of confusion and dread as our surroundings spin out of control even though we are seemingly standing still!

The more severe forms can even cause strong nausea and vomiting, while leading to eventual loss of balance and sometimes falling.

With vertigo placing us in such a precarious position, it’s important to explore the causes, as well as develop a few simple exercises you can fall back on just in case you’re caught off guard.

Vertigo is usually a result of conflict between the signals sent to the brain and can be caused by injuries to the head or ear, migraines and decreased blood flow to the brain.

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concussions

How Long Do Concussions Last, And When To Seek Treatment

Concussions are a very tricky subject… and finding out exactly how long they last, and when to seek treatment for them is no easy feat.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered!

But before we even begin to get into the topic of how long a concussion lasts, let’s explore the signs and symptoms of a concussion, which can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

The key point to remember is that some symptoms may appear immediately…

While others can take a few hours after the injury to manifest…

And some can even show up months or even years after the concussion.

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headache-relief

Help Tension Headaches: Get Relief with these 4 Easy Stretches

Tension headache is the most common type of headache affecting about 40% of the Canadian population. It is often less severe than migraine although the symptoms can be bothersome because they could include pressure pain on both sides of the head that may last for several days. Severe cases of tension headache may accompany nausea and vomiting.

Tension headaches can be mild to moderate with pain felt at the back of neck and tightness across the head along with an aching sensation more focused above the eyes area. Unlike cluster headache and migraine, tension headache is not worsened by activities.

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Stiff Neck Relief: Posture Fixes to Stop the Pain

Among the number of repetitive stress injuries, shoulder and neck pain (including stiffed neck) are most common.  Gladly, there are quick stiff neck treatments and fixes that you can do from the convenience of your home.

Quick facts about stiff neck

Stiff neck is a bothersome condition characterized by soreness and difficulty of movement, most specifically as you turn your head to the other side.  The stiffness can be felt on the neck area, headache and shoulder.

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Headache Help: Your Crash Course to Relief

Got a headache? Is your headache accompanied with nausea, vomiting and sometimes, sensitivity to light and sound? The experience can be very debilitating, affecting your overall daily routine. According to Transport Canada, 59% of Canadian adults report some kind of headache while 30% said they suffer from tension-type head pains. Only 17% reported their headaches as true migraines.

Headache is characterized by pain in the scalp, head, and neck or in all of these areas and if often musculoskeletal. Treatment for headache depends on the type and level of pain.

Pain relievers are usually our first resort, but often just mask the symptoms. Do you know that there are options to ease your headache without medication and permanently address its underlying causes? If you want to avoid medication or, if medication itself isn’t working anymore for you, keep reading, here are the things that you can do.

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