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New research suggests that doing strength training for your painful neck and shoulder muscles may be just the thing.
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A "crick in the neck" is not an official medical diagnosis, and therefore the term means different things to different people. For many, a "crick in my neck" is something they wake up with after a night of awkward pillowing or body positioning. It can also be an ergonomic event - you know the experience - you spend hours huddled over your computer with your upper body in a kyphosis which bothers your neck because you have to use those muscles to keep you head lifted so you can see. A few coworkers wanted to know what a crick in the neck really is. So I asked a physical therapist and two physiatrists.

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