Neck Pain? It might be Spasmodic Torticollis

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  Spasmodic torticollis (“torticollis”) is a condition involving painful spasm of very specific muscles that attach to the neck. The term torticollis literally means “twisted neck.”     Typically, this condition involves spasm of the trapezius (Fig. 1)and/or sternocleidomastoid (SCM) (Fig. 2) muscles.  The most common presentation is strong spasm with pain on one side,… Read more »

Pain Control Without The Pills

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Pain is a very personal experience. It is often difficult for people to put their pain experience in words because the pain affects them in so many ways. Regardless, the first and foremost thing we must do is try to identify the source of the pain. Sometimes this is straightforward, such as a herniated disc… Read more »

Road Trip Travel Tips

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Summer-ish weather and cheap(er) gas add up to ROAD TRIP!  With the warmer weather, we’ve already made some runs up the Red Arrow Highway into Southwestern Michigan. Soon more and more of us will be getting out of Dodge to de-stress and visit friends, families and see more of this great country. We’ve compiled some tips for… Read more »

Three Techniques to Reduce Stress (and Pain) Now!

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Let’s face it: we live in a stressful time. There are myriad factors that contribute to our stress: work, family, bills, and our special treat this year: politics. Some stress is good, like the excitement before receiving an award or the upcoming wedding of your child. The problem really stems from chronic stress and our inability… Read more »