Living Well Class Focuses on Neck Pain

San Jose, CA (October 2, 2013) – A comprehensive workshop entitled “A Pain in Your Neck” will be presented by O’Connor sports medicine physician Michael Henehan, DO, on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Community members are invited to attend free of charge.

Participants will learn about the causes of neck pain and what can be done to help manage neck pain and improve range of motion. The presentation will focus on understanding how the neck works, and how exercises can help strengthen and improve the neck muscles.

Dr. Henehan will review different exercises that can be used to strengthen and improve the flexibility and endurance of the neck – exercises that are effective, easy to do, focus on important muscular structures and only take ten minutes to do.

“Daily use of these exercises, even when the neck muscles feel good, will help keep them healthy and strong,” Dr. Henehan says. “Regular physical activity is also recommended to compliment the neck stretches,” he added.

The “A Pain in Your Neck” presentation is the first of two lectures by Dr. Henehan on sports-related and overuse injuries. He will present “Help with Hip Pain” on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Dr. Henehan is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Practice. As the team physician for San Jose State University athletics, Dr. Henehan brings special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine to his work.

O’Connor Hospital’s Living Well Community Lecture Series are free of charge, but please call (800) 220-0182 for reservations or register online. Each class provides ample time for a question-and-answer period at the end of the session.

“A Pain in Your Neck” will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Medical Office Building (MOB) Auditorium at O’Connor Hospital, 2101 Forest Avenue, San Jose. Refreshments will be served.