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Are Pillows Bad For Your Neck
What are some proper positions for sleeping... Like, should ones shoulders also be on the pillow while lying in back? What are harmful positions also
Varies: Question re: sleeping position. Most comfortable best. Ligaments tolerate stretch one direction about 20 minutes; as coefficient of stretch reaches limit; reason we constantly change position even asleep. Firm mattress overrated; best supports all surfaces equally. Body's inherent wisdom selects positions based on prior ligament injuries. Stretched ligaments hurt; as Spanish Inquisitioners knew. ...Read more
Which ever 1 that-: -feels the best. Some patients swear by water beds,others firm or soft. This tells U there is no way to specify which is best 4 U. Go to a large mattress store & lie down on them all & see if 1 really feels good. Some have 30 day trials so U get a better feel 4 the 1 4 U. ...Read more
Are the any neurological conditons that cause really bad headaches that last for months and drugs don't help at all , and really bad neck/back pain ?
Every morning i wake up with a stiff neck and have no arthritis or similar diseases. My pillows are confortable and have no ac. What are some causes?
As we enter middle : Age, there is some degeneration of the structures of the cervical spine which may not be apparent on x-rays but do develop and can lead to this stiffness feeling. You can try some simple range of motion exercises and isometric stengthening ones and sleep with only one thin pillow. If it is still annoying, then try otc meds before going to sleep if no medical contraindications ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to sleep or sit if you have a back pain.And also the type of bed and pillow good for people having back pains after waking up?
Lumbar support: Sleeping: Williams position with slight flexion of back, pillow under knees for support. (Slight W position). Sittling: use a lumbar roll (McKenzie roll). ...Read more
Professional advice from posture and spine/neck experts. Is it better to sleep without a pillow&on back? If using pillow should shoulders be on pillow
Is cerv traction good for a neck like mine with so many issues. Symptoms are getting pretty bad. Neck pain arm pain and tingling pt 24 visit idnt hlp?
It MAY be an option: There is no "one size fits all" in terms of answers. Many people can carry on with this sort of neck first off--- I don't really know what your cervical spine looks like. Can you upload a .pdf of the test reports? Would even be sweeter if you can send us the DIGITAL FILE of the MRI/MRA. ...Read more
Are there any work out machines that bad for your back? Also is bad posture a real problem for disc or degenerative and pain issues in women/ men?
Machines and posture: Hello. Your back diagnosis and location of pain will determine which gym machines you need to either temporarily or permanently avoid. Poor posture can contribute to spine pain as well as muscle contractures (bent forward too long, muscles will resist being in an upright or arched position (stretching back since they will have become accustomed to the bad flexed forward posture). ...Read more
What can I do for a bad sinus cold? Besides rest? My face, head and even eyes are just throbbing in pain.
Stiff neck, headaches that get better wearing a neck collar, tingling on foot only when lying for a long time. Neuro exam ok.Are these BT red flags?
Neck pain: Headaches and a stiff neck that gets better with a collar suggests that there is nerve impingement or instability in the neck. It is important to see your medical doctor. An MRI of the cervical spine and an evaluation with a spine expert to develop a treatment plan is necessary. ...Read more
I like my head to be elevated when I sleep. Can sleeping with too many pillows cause back problems?
Do you have recommendations for reducing headaches at the base of the skull that are cervicogenic? I have cervical spondylosis. Neck/upper back tight.
Tough question: This is a difficult question and often is debated. If you are 12, it is generally acceptable to sleep a lot as the theory is that the brain is still developing and needing time to " rest" and develop synaspes and myelin. Finally, oversleeping is a relative term. You also want to make certain that there isn't some metabolic cause like hypoglycemia or hypothyroidism. ...Read more
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