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Headache and Stiff Neck in Pregnancy

Headache and Stiff Neck in Pregnancy

Before a pregnancy, people love to warn you about all of the different aches and pains you’re going to experience. Foot pain, indigestion, bloating – the list goes on and on. But two pains that people forget to mention is the combination of neck pain and headaches that sometimes plague pregnant mothers. While each pregnancy is different, most mothers experience at least some combination of these two pains at some point during the nine months they are carrying their child. The body is undergoing many drastic changes, and as a result the additional weight can lead to aches and strains....

Can Anxiety Cause Neck Pain?

Can Anxiety Cause Neck Pain?

Identifying the source of neck pain can be a challenge. There are many potential and common causes of neck pain, and while you cycle through the possibilities, the ongoing pain can be aggravating. However, in many cases, people are surprised to find that the source of neck pain is not physical – it can be caused by stress and anxiety. While reducing anxiety can be difficult (but totally possible!), managing the associated neck pain is much simpler a feat. Proactive measures can range from lifestyle changes to the use of simple neck traction devices, like the Neck Hammock, which gently...

What is Tech Neck?

What is Tech Neck?

 If you own a smartphone (chances are you do) it’s likely that you’ve experienced tech neck. Smartphone owners spend hours each day hunched over their screens, which often results in stiffness and pain in the neck area. Most of us don’t even realize how often we’re checking our phones, handheld device, or laptops until this sort of pain arises, but when it does, devices like the Neck Hammock can help manage and alleviate symptoms.   What Causes Tech Neck? Heads are heavy. The neck, a relatively fragile area, is perfectly designed to structurally support the head and hold it upright, but...

Most Common Neck Injuries

Most Common Neck Injuries

The neck plays one of the most vital roles in the machinations of the human body. It has the important task of bearing the weight of the head, turning the head, and shielding the nerves along the spine; nerves responsible for sending out motor coordination and sensory information from the brain to the rest of the body. When healthy, the neck grants a person a wide range of motion and flexibility, allowing them to see and perform daily activities. However, when even slightly damaged, an injury to the neck can be debilitating. We use our head for practically every mechanical...

Long Distance Driving Neck Pain

Long Distance Driving Neck Pain

There are many ways driving long distances can induce neck pain. Spending hours behind the wheel can be taxing, and when you’re immobile for extended periods of time while being jostled by the road, your body can begin to hurt in various ways.   Of course, some people are more susceptible to this form of neck pain than others. For those who drive as part of their career – namely rideshare drivers, truckers, and delivery drivers – the likelihood of developing temporary or persistent neck pain is quite high. If you fall into one of these groups, it’s important to take...