Sports & Exercise

Burners and Stingers

Burners and stingers are intense pains that occur when the nerves that run from the neck to the arm are stretched or compressed. This typically occurs in contact or collision sports where the shoulder may be pushed backward or the head and neck is forcibly pushed to the side. Burners are most common in football players but are also common in those who participate in hockey, wrestling, lacrosse, and diving. The term burner will be used in this handout to refer to both burners and stingers.

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Is Your Child Sick?TM

Practice News

  • Kindergarten Physicals

    It may be time to call and schedule your child's 5 year preventive visit.
     
  • Flu Vaccine is Still Available

    Flu vaccine may be given starting at 6 months of age.
     
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    What is the difference?    ... find out from Dr. Legenza
     
  • Does Your Child Have Asthma?

    Call to schedule your child's asthma maintenance appointment prior to June 15th and avoid the busy physical season this summer.