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Complementary therapies for neck pain
- By Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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Another alternative would be using radiofrequency denervation is to injure by a needle and electricity nerves that transmit pain from one area of the body. The passage of electric current through the needle tip will cause a small electrical burn the size of a pea. The needle is placed on the nerves that transmit pain, so that destroy will prevent the transmission of pain. But can be applied to different areas of the human body, the most commonly treated is the backbone, but also other joints such as the hip, for example.
Yeah, I started having pain in my neck and shoulders, too.
First it started with the shoulders, but as I kept going on working behind computers for too long it got my neck so sore it really doesn’t go away anymore.
I also tried some therapies which I could try at home according to my doctor. Like bending your head left for a minute or two and then right for a minute or two again, placing your hand on the upper side of your head holding it down (NOT PUSHING).
It helps sometimes, but really isn’t efficient at solving the root cause.
Now, sitting position (upright, keeping shoulders back) is very important too. Now my latest creation but my neck isn’t 🙁
Also, acupuncture was advice to me by friends, too and really may be beneficial, but I doubt it.
excellent article as I suffer from multiple herniated cervical discs.
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