You may remember a parent or grandparent expressing an old adage about a chicken and an egg. It was the proverbial conundrum that no one seemed to be able to confirm for sure: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter. However, this question does provide bearings for some of […]
Damage to a spinal disc often results in pain, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms. When the area of injury is the neck or cervical spine, these symptoms may affect the fingers, hands, and arms. The cervical spine is quite a delicate area. It includes 7 vertebral segments and multiple discs, each situated between two vertebrae.
Any injury that causes more than momentary pain can also induce a fair amount of stress. Our natural preference is to avoid pain as much as possible. If we cannot do so, focus then turns to the fastest way to find relief. Where many people go is to their freezer, or to their heating pad.
Pain. Whether it comes from a paper cut, a stubbed toe, or a back or neck injury, it is something we’d like to avoid if at all possible. When pain does occur, it is only natural to reach for immediate relief. This is what most of us do when we come face to face with