About That Neck Pain When You Wake Up

About That Neck Pain When You Wake Up

April 28, 2016

“Ever wake up with a crick in your neck so severe that you could barely turn your head?” asks The Washington Post.

This type of neck pain “is often overtreated with imaging tests, drugs, injections, and surgery, which don’t help much in the long term.”

After explaining why neck pain occurs, the article goes on to explain what options are for reducing the pain.

“When neck pain strikes, your first inclination may be to ask your doctor for an X-ray, a CT scan, or an MRI… says Zacharia Isaac, division chief for spine care and pain management at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Those tests usually aren’t necessary, Isaac says, though ‘they do drive up health-care costs tremendously.’”

A multitude of studies have shown that there’s a more effective treatment than painkillers or surgery: exercise therapy. This is what SimpleTherapy offers for neck pain recovery. “One to three sessions may be as effective as five, studies show.”

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