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So you have neck pain or back pain and you have tried a few different things that simply haven't worked. What else can you try?We know that the pain in your neck, upper and mid back and along the shoulders is irritating and distracting - sometimes causing aching pain and discomfort between the shoulder blades, either side of the spine, up the neck and into the back of the head and even down towards the lower back.  The pain can increase as the day goes on, making you feel like you want to crawl out of your body to get away from it, affecting your ability to comfortably work, study, cook, sleep and carry out your daily tasks. These symptoms can greatly affect your everyday life, becoming tiring and restricting. In simple terms, it's debilitating.

If you’ve experienced shoulder pain you would know how irritating it can be – sometimes causing radiating pain out from the shoulder to the neck or back or down the arm, affecting your ability to lift the arm up without pain, put your coat on, sleep on the affected side, carry bags and luggage, work at your desk without increased aggravation and perform exercise without range restriction and pain and even weakness. These symptoms can greatly affect your everyday life, becoming tiring and restricting.

Standing Desks…. Are they just a fad or are they really worth the investment?Standing desks have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years and I am constantly getting asked whether they are worth the investment. Simply put, no one position for too long is a good thing, but I think like anything else in life - in moderation they can work really well. Prolonged sitting (longer then 30 minutes) does tend to stress your lower back quite significantly as well as cause you to round your shoulders and strain your neck. This is why the use of a standing desk can be beneficial!

How to Choose the Right Health Care Provider for Your Injury!As many of you already know, we are very fortunate at Thrive Health Co. to have an amazing array of practitioners with their own unique skill sets to get you feeling great in as short of a time as possible. The question still remains however... Who is the best person to see for your specific sports injury? Hopefully this article will point you in the right direction to answering this question.

Why You Need to See a Myotherapist For Your Headaches.

One of the most common conditions that bring people into the Thrive Health Co. clinic are headaches.Did you know, there are 13 recognised types of headaches with over 300 subtypes, each classified by their underlying cause and symptoms. Classifying a headache can be difficult; treating it doesn’t have to be. (International Headache Society).