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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Dought paralysis: Unless there re other morbidities- try physical therapy.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check with doctor: Who has examined and treated you to see when and what exercises you can do.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Trigger points: Sound like you may have trigger points or "knots". These can certainly be caused by tension. Heat and massage are good remedies the can be used follo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: That would be unusual.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle relaxer: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or it's generic equivalent cyclobenzaprine.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Your question really brings up three seperate issues. Sore muscles can result from a variety of problems, but typically appropriate rest, stretching ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See a doctor, have the issue evaluated to determine the cause and then you will know your options. A rheumatologist is a good place to start. It may b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: You need to look at the cause of the chronic body tension. The massage sessions will on help treat the problem, but it will not resolve until you addr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
McKenzie Exercises: Understand, 80% of disc herniations heal over 2-3 months time. Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of mo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck stretching: Try the horsey, gradually raising your head all the way up and then down like a horse and the turtle, . Make your chin move all the the way back and t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Overtraining : 41 year old gentleman with aches and pains from gym. Allow yourself done time to heal from the gym and step back from the intensity until you find a c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Acupuncture point: One of the points that is commonly used is the li4 point; which is on the large intestine principal meridian. Your acupuncturist will be familiar wit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
Ortho exam: If no better with trigger point injections and muscle relaxers, sounds like a good orthopedist exam and perhaps an MRI are indicated to get a more spe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
See an acupuncturist: It is not really possible to tell you exactly where the points of acupuncture for all the locations of pain you seek, in this limitted space. Some sam ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Spinal stenosis which is frequently associated with spondylosis can cause such symptoms by nerve or spinal cord compression. With such symptoms, evalu ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
C froz shoulder Answ: Have few answers on this topic. Little to add.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture: Talk to your doctor about adding acupuncture to your regimen.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Biofeedback can: be helpful for muscle pain as well as for the anxiety and depression seen in your history. It is natural and non-invasive and can empower you to mana ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle spasm: It sounds like muscle spasm. If stress related that needs to be addressed.. Would see a doctor and be checked out.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Jaw pain: TMJ pain is most often caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and /or clenching, usually at night), or a bad bite. And, it is often related to stre ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Inflammation of the nose and sinuses can cause non-specific neck pain. If true, then effectively treating the sinus issues will lead to more lasting ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Relative rest, physical therapy and stretching are best in the long run.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Dr. Justin Lo answered
20 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is wh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Strange face, jaw and neck shoulder pain could be heart or nerve related. Best to see the emergency room for these symptoms. Good luck
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