Neck Pain

Stretching 101 for Non-Olympians

Stretching 101 for Non-Olympians

Stretching 101 In Stretching 101 we will cover what I feel is the best form of stretching which is known as PIR stretching (Post Isometric Relaxation). While that may sound somewhat complicated, it is actually very simple and yet very effective for muscle spasm/tightness. The technique involves a series of stretching with resistance and relaxation and the idea is to trick the brain into letting the muscle relax. We’ll break it down like this: Begin by stretching the muscle to tension/mild discomfort. You never want to be in pain while stretching and if you are, you are overdoing it. Next,…

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain Neck pain, whether chronic or acute, is never much fun. Fortunately, there is a cause and if the cause is identified, it can be treated. We see patients with all types of neck pain on a daily basis and once we identify the cause, we are then able to successfully treat the neck pain. Our approach to the treatment of neck pain involves a combination of the following care, obviously dependent on the cause of the pain: Chiropractic Adjustments Intersegmental Traction Therapy Physical Therapy Kinesiology Taping E-Stim Therapy Causes of Neck Pain: Injury & Poor Posture The two most…