Psychology & Psychiatry

Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds women suffer more neck pain than men

Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine's Pain Management Center.

Health

Add neck problems to reasons not to smoke

(HealthDay)—Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental disorders as risk factors for chronic pain in teenagers

One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report in the Journal of Pain, the onset of pain is often preceded by mental disorders: an above-average rate of incidence of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Booster massage dose may be helpful in chronic neck pain

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain, a booster dose of additional massages may be effective for reducing pain and dysfunction, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

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