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Table Of Contents

Neck Bones and Spinal Cord
Discs and Spinal Nerves
Joints
Ligaments
Fascia
Muscles
Neck and Upper Back Muscles
Superhighway of the Neck and Its Branches
The Biologic (not Bionic) Machine
Pain and Improved Function
Muscles and Voluntary Control
Muscle Injuries
Use Your Bones
Normal Posture
Abnormal Posture
Good Posture and Swayback
Overuse or Improper Use
Muscle Spasm or Tension
Minor Muscle Tears
Whiplash or Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries
Systemic Arthritis
Outlet Syndrome
Osteoporosis
Referred Neck Pain and Headache
Chronic Pain Syndrome
Do It Yourself—Without Work
How Ice Works
Ice Massage
Heat
Is Heat or Ice Better?
Pro Ice
Pro Heat
Rest
Relaxation
Appliances and Aids
Pillows
Sleeping Postures
Better If You Do It Yourself
Warm Up Before Stretching
Windmill Warm-Up
Stretching
How and When to Stretch
Cautions
Try These Stretches
Airplane Stretch
Nodding Stretch (I definitely said, “Yes”!)
Tick Tock Stretch (Sideways Head Tilt)
Ping Pong Stretch (Neck Rotation)
Chair Pull Stretch
Beating the Clock with Exercise
ISOMAGIC Exercises for Immediate Relief
Basic Instructions for All ISOMAGIC Exercises
Four Corners
Advanced ISOMAGIC Necksercises
Neck Flexion
Neck Extension
Side Bending
Neck Rotation
Isotonic Resistance Exercises
Shoulder Rolls
Turtle (Tillotsen’s Shoulder Shrugs)
Standing Flys
Pulling a Rope (Shoulder Flexion—Extension)
Look At Your Toes (Supine Neck Flexion)
Prone Neck Extension
Advanced Neck Extension
Side Head Lifts
Medication and Other Self-Help Treatments
What Can Medicines Do?
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Non-Narcotic Analgesics
Corticosteroids (cortisone)
Narcotics
Muscle Relaxers
Psychotropic Drugs
Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
Salves and Poultices
Capsicum
Other Self-Help Treatments
Neck Traction
Massage Machines
Buddy Massage
Braces
Heat and Ice
Prevention is the Best Medicine
The Challenge of Modern Man
Deconditioning
Why Good Posture Is Important
Ergonomics
Body Weight
For Women Only
Aging and Deconditioning
Let Someone Else Do It
What Is Passive Therapy?
Mobilization and Manipulation
Stretching: Mechanical and Hands-On Methods
Hypnosis
Psychotherapy
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Trigger Point—Spray and Stretch
Palliative Therapies
Moxabustion
Acupuncture
Trigger Point Injections
Diagnostic Tests
Epidural Injections
Joint Injections
Disc Injections
Definitive Therapies
Nuking Your Nerves or Radiofrequency Denervation
Chemonucleolysis
Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
Surgery
Beware: It’s a Jungle Out There!
The Placebo Effect
Suggestion
Snake Oil Remedies
Remedies with Testimonials
Foreign Medicine
Foot Massage or Reflexology
Prolotherapy
Craniosacral Therapy
Magnets
Rolfing
Radon Mines
Choosing a Medical Doctor
What to Expect from Your Doctor
Epilogue
About the Author
Index
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Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now

Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now

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Stress is the leading cause of neck pain—and popping a pill is not the answer. Using the tools and techniques taught here, you can prevent neck pain and headaches in just minutes a day.Author Rowlin L. Lichter, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who shares step-by-step instructions on how you can stop your neck pain and headaches simply, quickly, and easily. Dr. Lichter has created a system of easy exercises that have provided permanent relief to 85 percent of the patients who tried them. Now this cure is yours without a prescription!These techniques have been developed with the help of physical therapists at CHART Rehabilitation in Hawaii, with continuing success. Knowledgeable doctors and therapists worldwide have adopted these methods.Dr. Lichter also explores complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, like acupuncture and many kinds of massage and shiatsu, which can give temporary relief. Since most neck pains are transient, that may be all the help you need. He also offers his professional opinion on which treatments, products, and “miracle solutions” to avoid.These exercises offer permanent relief from more serious neck pain and can be an important upgrade to any healthy lifestyle.
Stress is the leading cause of neck pain—and popping a pill is not the answer. Using the tools and techniques taught here, you can prevent neck pain and headaches in just minutes a day.Author Rowlin L. Lichter, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who shares step-by-step instructions on how you can stop your neck pain and headaches simply, quickly, and easily. Dr. Lichter has created a system of easy exercises that have provided permanent relief to 85 percent of the patients who tried them. Now this cure is yours without a prescription!These techniques have been developed with the help of physical therapists at CHART Rehabilitation in Hawaii, with continuing success. Knowledgeable doctors and therapists worldwide have adopted these methods.Dr. Lichter also explores complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, like acupuncture and many kinds of massage and shiatsu, which can give temporary relief. Since most neck pains are transient, that may be all the help you need. He also offers his professional opinion on which treatments, products, and “miracle solutions” to avoid.These exercises offer permanent relief from more serious neck pain and can be an important upgrade to any healthy lifestyle.

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