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When most people think of protecting themselves in sports, they likely gravitate to places like the head, the knees and the elbows. But protecting your neck is no laughing matter, and one of the most common—and preventable—injuries to occur in the neck is the herniated disc. But what exactly are herniated discs? What causes them, how do you treat them, and can you stop them from happening in the first place? You’ve come to the right spot to find out. Read on to learn everything you need to know about herniated discs. And if you like what you read here...

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Neck problems are an unfortunately common type of ailment, but there’s a surprising lack of information out there on how to deal specifically with neck pain. The health of your neck determines everything from flexibility in your spine to motor skills in your hands, so keeping it in good shape is vital not just for sports but for many other aspects of life as well. At SportsBraces.com, we get it. That’s why we have put together this guide to seven neck pain treatments that will have you back on the field in no time. As always, check with your doctor...

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While there may not be as big of a market for neck protectors as there is for knee pads and helmets, the fact remains that your neck is one of the most crucial parts of your body—and also one of the most vulnerable. Neglecting the bridge between your spine and your brain can cause you to suffer from whiplash, herniated disks and even worse. The expression of calling something lousy “a pain in the neck” doesn’t come from nowhere. Fortunately, neck pain relief is just a paragraph or two away. We’re going to list some of the most common types...

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Anyone who maintains an active lifestyle, or even has a healthy fear of incautious drivers, knows that whiplash can hit anyone without warning. This ailment is no laughing matter: occasionally it’ll amount to little more than soreness of the neck, but the longer it goes untreated the more of your daily life it will start compromising—and that definitely includes recreational sports and fitness. Luckily, there are many effective forms of whiplash treatment that will have you back to playing at your best in no time. As always, consult your doctor before staking a claim to any one remedy, but it...

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Jiu-jitsu is a popular form of martial arts that emphasizes takedowns, joint locks, submission holds, and ground fighting. To outside observers, it can appear to be a highly dangerous sport. Unlike other martial arts disciplines that focus on kicking and striking, jiu-jitsu competitors grapple and spar with one another on the mat in an attempt to cause their opponent to submit or tap out. The violent appearance of jiu-jitsu can make it appear to be a dangerous form of martial arts. However, this is not the reality. With the proper training, form, and equipment, jiu-jitsu can be a safe and...

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