When talking about injuries there are 2 main types – acute and repetitive. Acute injuries occur following a single event, such as a fall or hard collision. Repetitive injuries, like the name implies, occur slowly over time as a result of performing the same motion over and over again.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common cause of median nerve entrapment. The tunnel itself lies between the transverse carpal ligament and the bones of the wrist. Along with several tendons, the median nerve must travel through this tunnel. When this space becomes compromised and the nerve is affected it is known as CTS.
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Although there are over 150 classifications of headaches, most of those classifications will fall under tension related headaches. While tension headaches have many causative factors, the symptoms present very similar. Symptoms of a tension headache will include pain around the head and/or neck and may have associated neck muscle tightness. The pain will often be described as a dull or achy pain that may get worse as the day goes on. A tension headache will respond very well to manual therapy, but here a few other things to consider on your own.
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I almost always ask a patient what position they sleep in. No matter what the condition. It’s not because I assume that the way they sleep could be causing their problem, but it could be one of the many factors that don’t allow their body to recover like it should. If my goal is provide fast, long lasting relief than all factors need to be considered and sleep position can be a big one. Here is a general rule:
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Whiplash is a sudden forward, backward or, side to side movement of the head. This most often takes place during a motor vehicle accident but can also be the result of other accidents as well. This results is damage to the joints and soft tissues of the neck.
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Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle becomes tight or spasms and causes pain. This muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve which can cause pain and numbness and tingling along the back of the leg.
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