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May 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Adrian Gonzalez said on Monday that he intends to play through the discomfort in his neck. The MRI exam Gonzalez underwent earlier in the day revealed a strained neck muscle and nothing more, according to the first baseman. Gonzalez is in the lineup for the Dodgers' series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. “Basically, it's how much pain you can tolerate,” Gonzalez said. “I'm going to try to play through it and see how it feels when I'm out there running around and doing all those things.” Gonzalez was injured when he collided with an umpire on Wednesday.
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April 23, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common treatment for radiating back or neck pain -- in rare cases may result in loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death. And that's even in the absence of fungal and other contamination introduced by compounding pharmacies that killed 48 people in 2012 and 2013. Physicians offering these injections to patients with back or neck pain should discuss these rare but serious risks with patients considering a jab of steroidal medication into the cerebrospinal fluid, the FDA said Wednesday.
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September 8, 2003 | DIANNE PARTIE LANGE, Special to The Times
Neck pain is one of the most common occupational hazards for office workers, but the usual treatment and prevention advice -- muscle training and relaxation -- may not be especially effective. A Finnish study of nearly 400 office workers found that ordinary activity was just as helpful as three months of strengthening exercise and relaxation training for chronic neck pain.
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May 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Adrian Gonzalez said on Monday that he intends to play through the discomfort in his neck. The MRI exam Gonzalez underwent earlier in the day revealed a strained neck muscle and nothing more, according to the first baseman. Gonzalez is in the lineup for the Dodgers' series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. “Basically, it's how much pain you can tolerate,” Gonzalez said. “I'm going to try to play through it and see how it feels when I'm out there running around and doing all those things.” Gonzalez was injured when he collided with an umpire on Wednesday.
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October 2, 2007 | Denise Gellene, Times Staff Writer
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.
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December 11, 2006 | John Briley, Washington Post
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.
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June 3, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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April 13, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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October 5, 2011 | By Chris Foster
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.
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June 11, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
NEWS
September 13, 2012 | By Mary MacVean
Acupuncture eases some kinds of chronic pain - and it's not just a placebo effect at work, researchers who looked at data from nearly 18,000 patients found. An estimated 3 million American adults get acupuncture treatments annually; still, there “remains considerable controversy as to its value,” the researchers wrote in a study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine. But they found that for back and neck pain, chronic headache, osteoarthritis and shoulder pain, acupuncture works better than no treatment and better than “sham” acupuncture - done, for example, with needles inserted superficially or with needles that retract into the handles instead of going into the skin.
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April 13, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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March 1, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Masked Mamba remained out of sight. Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday's practice to receive treatment, just a day after posting a near triple-double against Minnesota while nursing neck pain and wearing a plastic mask to protect his swollen nose. Coach Mike Brown said he didn't talk with Bryant about his condition. Nor did Bryant speak after practice with reporters. But it's safe to pencil in Bryant to play Friday against Sacramento.  It remains to be seen, however, how much more precaution Bryant must take to ensure he remains symptom free from a concussion he suffered Sunday after Miami guard Dwyane Wade delivered a hard foul in the NBA All-Star game.
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February 29, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Exactly how did it happen? He suffered a concussion Sunday in the All-Star game but his symptoms two days later were related to neck trauma, not a concussion, said Bryant's neurologist, Vern Williams . Williams held a brief news conference before Wednesday's tip-off to clarify his findings and detail Bryant's sometimes unsteady path after taking a hard foul from...
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October 5, 2011 | By Chris Foster
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.
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September 11, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from San Francisco -- Well, you can't win 'em all. The Dodgers received a shellacking Sunday, as Hiroki Kuroda was ineffective and the bullpen was downright awful in an 8-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The loss was the Dodgers' first in six days. Plagued with command problems, Kuroda gave up three runs and eight hits in a season-low 42/3 innings. Considering how he pitched, the damage could have been far worse. Kuroda said the neck problems that bothered him in previous seasons have resurfaced in recent weeks.
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March 22, 1994 | LESLIE KNOWLTON
Parents take note: When your child comes back from that junior high school dance complaining of neck pain, there may be a simple explanation for it. Boston University School of Medicine neurologist Dr. Marilyn Kassirer found that head-banging--the nationwide dance fad involving jerking the head back and forth to a hard-rock beat--can cause whiplash that lasts about three days. Her recent study was prompted by an eighth-grade neighbor who said her neck hurt.
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November 7, 1986 | United Press International
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has entered Bethesda Naval Medical Center because of neck pain stemming from a nerve injury sustained during a skiing accident in his college days, the Navy reported Thursday. Koop, 70, was listed in good condition. Tests will be conducted for the next few days to determine whether surgery will be required, a medical center spokesman said in a prepared statement.
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June 13, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Vicente Padilla needs surgery to repair a bulging disk in his neck, possibly ending the relief pitcher's season, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Monday. Padilla was expected to have the operation Thursday and his return "just depends on how he comes out" of the procedure, Mattingly said. Asked whether the Nicaraguan right-hander could be out for the season, Mattingly replied, "Definitely I think we're looking at an extended period of time … it's not one of those two-, three-week deals.
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June 11, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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