Tag Archives: neck and shoulder pain

Environmental Adaptations

It was a simple question posed by a patient last week. “What do you think about installing a railing next to the toilet?”  Why, I asked. “Well, it’s getting harder to lift myself up and I thought if I had one of those hospital bars,  I could use my arms to help pull myself up”.  […]

Cholesterol reducing drug, Statin, may be causing your muscle pain.

I recently saw an old  patient of mine back in the clinic for complaints of diffuse, general muscle pain in her shoulders and neck that came on fairly suddenly.  After seeing him for a few visits without significant lasting changes, I decided to ask him again about any medications that may be a contributing factor.  He had […]

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If you are like me, trying to make sound, educated health care decisions in today’s instant access world can  be a daunting task.  We are inundated almost daily with results of studies that claim to have the latest answers to improve our health.  However, not all studies are properly conducted and often the results then cannot […]

Chronic neck and shoulder tightness? Check your breathing

When I treat patients with chronic neck and shoulder pain, one of the first things I check is their breathing pattern.  Sounds pretty basic, right?  I mean, who really needs to be taught how to breath?  You would be surprised how many people are using the wrong muscles to breath. Let’s take stroll down memory […]