Causes of Back Spasms

Published on October 2, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Pain

A spasm in the muscle occurs when the muscle involuntarily tightens, resulting in intense pain that can last anywhere from a few short minutes to days. They typically feel sharp and sudden, with the pain radiating deep into the muscle tissue. It can also cause the muscle to feel especially hard, making it difficult or painful to move the neck.

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What to Expect From ACDF Surgery Recovery

Published on September 16, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgery that relieves spinal cord and nerve compression in the neck by removing a degenerative or herniated disc. It’s a common, relatively safe procedure that often results in long-term success. While ACDF recovery time can depend on the individual, there are typical steps that most people can expect to experience in the weeks and month after surgery.

In this post, we’ll review what to expect after ACDF surgery, from post-op to a month out, as well as activities to avoid throughout recovery.

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What to Expect from a Cervical MRI Scan

Published on January 23, 2019 in Neck Pain

What to Expect from a Cervical MRI Scan

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses radio waves and a strong magnet to take clear pictures of internal organs and tissue. A cervical MRI is used to examine neck and spinal cord injuries, as well as structural abnormalities such as tumors and other conditions. The 3D images generated by these scans help doctors learn more about the patient’s bone and soft tissues to help made a diagnosis.


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Popping Your Neck: Is It Bad for You?

Published on January 23, 2019 in Neck Pain

Popping Your Neck: Is It Bad for You?

Craning your neck to stare at a screen, sleeping in a strange position, sitting in a car for hours, there are multiple reasons people get the urge to crack their joints. For many, it’s satisfying to feel the crackle in their fingers, necks, and even toes after long periods of little movement or for relief from uncomfortable positions. But is popping your joints—specifically the neck—actually doing your body any good? In short, it depends.


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Anatomy of The Neck: Causes of Neck Pain and How to Manage the Pain

Published on December 4, 2018 in Neck Anatomy and Disease

Anatomy of The Neck: Causes of Neck Pain and How to Manage the Pain

In basic terms, the neck (cervical spine) joins the shoulders and chest to the head.  The neck is one of the most complex and intricate structures in our body and includes the spinal cord, which sends messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The cervical spine is responsible for several crucial roles, including protecting the spinal cord, providing support to the head, and assisting the progress of blood flow to the brain.

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