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Contact: 212-986-3888

Only in Hollywood… A recent entertainment newspaper report indicated that the wig that Keira Knightley flaunts in her upcoming 18th century movie, “The Duchess,” was so heavy that a resting post was specially made for her to rest her neck between takes. In the movie, Knightly plays a scandalous aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and in keeping with the part, had to pull on a sky-high Marie Antoinette-style wig for several key scenes.

Wig or no wig, neck pain is no picnic.

Any part of your neck — muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments or nerves — can cause it. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head or upper arms. Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. “The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long,” says Dr. Kessler. “Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain.”

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar.

Labels: neck pain , NYC , pain management , physical therapy , posture , spine and sports medicine , Sport Injury

Posted by Spine and Sports Medicine on 9:37 AM

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