It’s likely you’ve experienced it yourself (and probably why you’re reading this article): a pain in your neck that might spread across your shoulders and upper back, as well as your chest and even your arms.
It might also be accompanied by headaches. If you’ve struggled with this type of pain before, you know firsthand how debilitating and frustrating it can be, particularly when it’s chronic (lasting longer than six months).
Some common features of neck pain are: Pain felt in the neck, upper back, shoulders, chest, and/or armsFeelings of muscle tensionMuscle spasms and stiffnessHeadachesParaesthesias (numbness or tingling in the arms)Limited ability to move your head
Neck pain may be either primary or secondary. Primary pain is the most common type of neck pain and refers to symptoms that are caused by sensitization of the nervous system.
Secondary pain is less common and refers to pain that is linked to an injury or structural condition. Because all pain is real, the physical sensations of primary and secondary pain are the same, but the causes are very different.
While secondary pain is caused by tissue damage or injury, primary pain is caused by the brain being stuck in a state of high alert. This type of neck pain isn’t dangerous, but it still hurts! It is important to determine whether your pain is primary or secondary in order to adopt the correct treatment path.
This is why we do what we do
I signed up for Lin for a month. I was really skeptical but I’ve spent ore on stuff that hasn’t worked for my fibromyalgia. Not a day went by that I didn’t have at least a constant pain around a 3/10 on a good day with it going up to 6-7/10. Bad days would start at a 6-7. Fatigue would keep me in bed or dependent on caffeine. I have only scratched the surface of what Lin has to offer and last week, I spent 3 days walking around NYC, playing tour guide for my family. I was clocking at least 12k steps a day! I’m tired but happy I was able to be present with my family and not retreating to the hotel many times a day to try to get over the pain. I can’t wait to see what happens next. (Most of the time, my pain was from 0/10 to max 2/10)
I am grateful for Lin Health and all I have learned from one on one coaching and the tools provided in the app. My pain went from a 9-10 to a 1-2 in about 6 months. The tools have been life-changing and the new mindset is a growing work in progress. Give it a try, I can't say enough positive things about this experience.
Lin is providing such an important resource for people with chronic pain. It helped to give me hope again. My coach was amazing, the tools were super helpful. I can't say enough good things about it. If you are struggling with chronic pain, give this a try. You won't be disappointed.
Lin Health teaches those at their most vulnerable point how powerful they really are. Your brain is a powerful organ...it can make you feel sick, and it can make you feel well. Lin guides you back to a healthier "you." Everyone in that company is interested in you feeling better and doing better at all costs.
My entire experience with Lin was so helpful! It was easy to navigate and full of information. I will definitely recommend Lin to anyone needing support! Thank you Lin!
First, it educates you on the new mind/body teachings. Then they provide exercises for those teachings to become your new habits. Everyone associated with the group is so nice and supportive. They are truly committed to getting each patient better. I highly recommend it to anyone stuck in chronic pain!
I can’t say enough about my experience 👍 I worked with Hunter… he was most helpful & compassionate. I had TMS several years ago related to lower spine displacement. For me: Pain…. Is a telephone that won’t stop ringing until I stop & address my internal dis-ease. Recovery is a multifactorial process of letting go & building a strong-healthy mind-body-spirit 🌷
My coach has been extremely insightful and supportive. The learning materials are also key to changing your mindset and rewiring your brain. I appreciate Lin Health so much!
Lin Health is the best healthcare company I have ever had the pleasure of using. Lin GENUINELY cares about your well-being and is willing to bend over backward to get you what you need to become a healthier YOU. The coaches and health professionals invest in you getting better. Lin Health is by far the smartest decision I have made for myself!
Lin resources and coaches have been a main support for me to deal with pain and how my brain and pain impact each other.
The customer service & my coach Tim is top notch! I have learnt alot so far. Very excited that I decided to give this a try.
I've been with Lin Health for a year now, and what a difference the program has made in my life! My coach is a wealth of knowledge and compassion and encouragement. (Isn't "encouragement" a cool word?) I have learned to cultivate a sense of safety, no matter what the body is up to. It's a very profound journey.
After only 2 weeks I’m already feeling a lot better. The personalized attention, along with Telehealth, allows me to incorporate this treatment into my busy life. It is great that it is grounded in accessible, under stable science. An innovation we needed in post covid!
Lin has helped me recover from 40 months of debilitating back pain and learn how to walk again. It's been truly remarkable.
Lin Health is the best healthcare company I have ever had the pleasure of using. Lin GENUINELY cares about your well being and is willing to bend over backwards to get you what you need to become a healthier YOU.
Lin has been a game changer. I wasn't able to run for years due to a lingering knee injury I sustained back in high school. Lin gave me the confidence to say that my knee is healthy and my pain is neuroplastic.
My mindset is shifting and more automatic to think thoughts of safety and comfort and reduce panic. I have reduced my medication by over half and as a result of reduced meds and calm, I have also reduced my reliance on Tums to nearly zero.
Great feedback and help .my chronic pain is much better and I'm able to exercise much more without pain
Lin Health is the best company to work with in the field of chronic pain::: emotional & physical!
Lin is providing such an important resource for people with chronic pain. It helped to give me hope again. My coach was amazing, the tools were super helpful. I can't say enough good things about it.
Starting Lin was something of a leap of faith, but I thought that if anything could help me decrease my pain, I'd try it. I can truly say that it was a decision that changed my life
Lin has provided the tools for me completely remove my (once) chronic pain. My Lin coach has been there 24/7, continually providing resources that have helped me become more educated on primary pain. Beyond grateful for this program and for the emerging science.
Lin Health is a unique way to receive help from chronic pain. Its scientific principles are sound and it is staffed by knowledgable people at the top of this new pioneering approach to pain reduction.
I’ve made such progress in my healing with the help of lin.
Trustpilot … I WOULD GIVE LIN HEALTH 10 STARS IF THAT WERE AN OPTION ! They have been nothing but KIND, CARING & COMPASSIONATE TOWARDS MY PHYSICAL & and MENTAL HEALTH WELL-BEING.
I am not new to MBS the program started great refreshing what I have learned before and learned more ways to work with my pain and anxiety.
Amazing program. Doors are opening and I am learning lots of new stuff every day. My coach is wonderful and supportive. My concerns, honestly, come from looking at Curable and seeing that they suggest journaling and a few other elements which I think should be addressed in your initial introduction. I don't know if you are pro journaling or not.
Lin Health teaches those who feel powerless, at their most vulnerable point how powerful they really are. Your brain is a powerful organ...it can make you feel sick and it can make you feel well.
I signed up for Lin for a month. I was really skeptical but I’ve spent ore on stuff that hasn’t worked for my fibromyalgia. Not a day went by that I didn’t have at least a constant pain...