Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common issue with various causes, from poor posture to medical conditions. Our blog series explores its triggers, symptoms, and effective treatments, offering insights to manage discomfort and improve quality of life.

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Can PRP Injected Around Nerves Cause Serious Scar Tissue?

Anyone reading this blog knows I like to write about my daily experience. This week I got a call from a physician acting as an expert witness on a malpractice case against a physician who injected PRP into the scalene muscle. The argument made by the patient’s attorney is that since PRP can be pro-inflammatory,…read more

The Vagus Nerve, Inflammation, and the Neck: How are They Connected?

In my traditional medical education, there were nerves and there was a phenomenon called inflammation, and the two were never interrelated. Inflammation happened because of trauma or a chemical pathway that went haywire in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and nerves were activated to retrieve information like the sensation or to tell a body part what…read more

Is Your Snoring Being Caused by Your Neck?

In medicine, we know that snoring or what we call “Obstructive Sleep Apnea” is really bad for you. It reduces your oxygen levels, puts stress on your heart, increases your chance for diabetes and stroke, and is in general one of the biggest untreated problems in modern society. However, what you may not have ever…read more

Analyzing CCI Procedure Failures: The SpaceX Approach

[The above video is a summary of this blog.] In any real medical procedure, there are always analyses of why patients fail to respond. This week I went through that process for a unique procedure I developed to help patients suffering from Craniocervical Instability (CCI). Let’s dig into that analysis and learn what it tells…read more

New Research on Eye Movement and Memory May Impact Chronic Neck Pain Patients

Exactly how we create memories has always been an evolving science. Now a new research study pulls back the curtain on a really interesting part of the puzzle involving eye movements. In fact, this new data may explain why many patients with chronic upper neck pain have brain fog and memory issues. Let’s dig in.…read more

Why Tight Pecs and Shoulder Pain Could Be a Canary in the Coalmine of the Neck

Way back when, miners would take small birds into the mines, as they were sensitive to changes in oxygen and gas levels that could threaten these workers’ lives. Hence, the phrase, “canary in the coalmine” was born. This past month, with all of the graduations and events I had to attend, my left shoulder and…read more

Sternocleidomastoid Syndrome: What You Need to Know

What’s on this Page: What is sternocleidomastoid syndrome? What is the SCM muscle, and what does it do? How does sternocleidomastoid syndrome relate to nerves in the neck? SCM trigger points and referred pain The SCM and vertigo Does CCI play a role in sternocleidomastoid syndrome? If you or a loved one has neck pain,…read more

What is Intracranial Hypertension? What Does It Have to Do with the Neck?

Since we see many patients with neck pain and headaches, the topic of intracranial hypertension seems to be more common these days. So what is intracranial hypertension and what does it have to do with headaches? Is it caused by internal jugular vein (IJV) compression? What is IJV compression? Can neck problems make it worse?…read more
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