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Ice vs. Heat: reviewed by Dr. Herner

Should I use ice or heat for my injury? How long should I leave it on? These are common questions I hear a lot around the office.

In short, it depends on your goal.

Ice provides very effective pain relief for acute pain including relief of muscle spasm and sprian/strains. It also may reduce swelling. Remove once the area is numb to prevent frost bite.
Heat helps to relax muscles and can be a soothing way to improve ranges of motion. The effect of heat are generally more temporary than ice.

A word of caution regarding heat: never fully immerse the area in heat (ie. hot tub) when experiencing acute back spasm as this may cause rebound spasm upon exiting a hot tub.

I am happy to discuss your unique condition with you to determine which application best suits your needs.

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Tension and Cervicogenic Headache

Condition : Tension Headaches

Tension headache is a common condition involving pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. They can occur at any age, but are most common in adults and adolescents. One cause of this muscle contraction is a response to stress, depression or anxiety, or activities which cause the head to be held in one position for a long time. Such activities may include texting or computer use, sleeping in a drafty/cold room, or sleeping with the neck in an abnormal position.
These headaches must be differentiated from cervicogenic headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, or other health issue.
See your chiropractor for more information. Herner Chiropractic center can help, we are located at main street, downtown Nashua NH.

 

Condition : Cervicogenic Headaches

Causes: Irritation of the greater occipital nerve(s) within the suboccipital triangle.

Symptoms: Occipital, and/or temporal to frontal headaches often accompanied by neck to upper shoulder pain/stiffness. Symptoms often mimic classic migraine type headaches.

Spinal Levels involved: Occiput (C0), C1, C2, C3

See your chiropractor for more information. Herner Chiropractic center can help, we are located at main street, downtown Nashua NH.

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