October 2, 2007 |
Mental disorders account for about a third of sick days, roughly equal to those caused by back and neck pain, according to the most comprehensive report yet on the effect of illness on disability. The survey tallied chronic conditions but not transient illnesses like the flu. Adult Americans with depression, anxiety or other psychological disorders annually miss 1.3 billion days of work, school or other daily activity, according to the report today in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
December 11, 2006 |
Today's topic is a pain in the neck. Literally. Neck pain may seem to stem from a single action -- an awkward sit-up, turning your head to see merging traffic or yelling "hi-YA!" while performing martial arts on a mosquito. But for recreational athletes or civilians pursuing a fitter life, these injuries usually stem in part from longer-term neglect. The culprit, says Dr. Stephen Rice, director of sports medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J.
June 3, 2011 |
Reporting from Cincinnati What's next? The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding into left field? Right when it appeared as if the Dodgers were starting to regain their health, they were hit with another wave of potentially devastating reports out of the trainer's room. Starting pitcher Jon Garland is headed to the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The only reason he wasn't officially moved there Friday was that his anticipated replacement on the active roster, reliever Vicente Padilla, had to remain sidelined because of neck pain.
April 13, 2012 |
Ted Lilly has waited for more than a week to make his season debut. To him, it's felt substantially longer. "It's not like I missed a ton of starts, but it feels like I missed a few," Lilly said. He's missed one, to be exact. Lilly will make his season debut Saturday against the San Diego Padres. "It's been fun watching us win," Lilly said. "At some point, we'd all like to be a part of what's going on. " A stiff neck threw off Lilly's throwing program in spring training, which, in turn, forced the left-hander to start the season on the disabled list.
October 5, 2011 |
A little more frustration was added to safety Tony Dye's season Wednesday: a neck roll for his shoulder pads. Dye, a senior, sat out the last two games because of neck pain caused by a nerve problem, something that has bothered him since training camp. It has robbed the Bruins of their leading tackler from a year ago. The neck roll was designed to protect the area. And … "I found out today it does not help," Dye said. "It was irritating. I couldn't turn my head left or right.
June 11, 2011 |
Reporting from Denver Already a two-time visitor to the disabled list, Casey Blake was held out of the starting lineup on Saturday because of neck pain. Blake skipped batting practice. The 37-year-old third baseman's neck had bothered him for the last couple of days, according to Manager Don Mattingly. "Casey called it a pinched nerve," Mattingly said. Blake did come through in a pinch-hit appearance Saturday, hitting a tiebreaking three-run double in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies.