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Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more

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I stop lifting weights because of degenerative disc disease. Could I go back to lifting weights or even go back to the gym.?

I stop lifting weights because of degenerative disc disease. Could I go back to lifting weights or even go back to the gym.?

Yes with lifestyle: Changes incorporating an exercise routines hat can include weights but avoid heavy weights and deadlifts utilizing a bench for these workouts with lower weights and higher reps, proper weight control, smoking cessation, possible use of a back support, making sure your mattress is good and sometimes use of over the counter medications if no medical reasons not for their use. Exercise is key! ...Read more

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How to stop neck pain after lifting weights and situps?

How to stop neck pain after lifting weights and situps?

Take it easy: You can put a lot of strain on your neck with weightlifting and it can be a common cause of disc herniation. For weight lifting, try lowering weight, increasing reps and avoiding any exercises with increased flexion or extension of neck. For sit-ups, try doing crunches instead. The hands behind the head with situps can put a great deal of pressure on your neck and cause pain and injury. ...Read more

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What should I do to recover from pain in spine after heavy lifting? Kinda out of shape and pudgy but used to lifting heavy boxes.

What should I do to recover from pain in spine after heavy lifting? Kinda out of shape and pudgy but used to lifting heavy boxes.

Core strengthening: 1st, allow your body to recover for a day or 2. Next, commit to a feasible three-pronged approach to improve your health/fitness. Weight loss will happen if you commit to all 3 aspects. Eat less at each meal striving for a well balanced diet. Increase your aerobic fitness by initially walking 30+ min. 3-5 days per wk. Work on core (abdominal) strengthening exercises. Say goodbye to back pain! ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder tension from anxiety. Can i go back to lifting weights?

Neck and shoulder tension from anxiety. Can i go back to lifting weights?

If stable: If you were diagnosed with anxiety as your cause of your shoulder tension, than that would be fine, but, it is not a doctors call on the computer who never examined you. Simply ask the dr. Who diagnosed your shoulder tension as anxiety to see if you can go back to lifting weights, as that would provide continuity of care and provide you with the best answer from a dr, who knew your case best. ...Read more

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Low back pain/need to lose 30lbs. Any activity irritates and im out for 3 days. Back down to feet abnormally tight muscles . I stretch. No help. ?

Low back pain/need to lose 30lbs.  Any activity irritates and im out for 3 days.  Back down to feet abnormally tight muscles . I stretch. No help.  ?

Water exercise?: This is a tough problem. "any activity" is pretty broad. Have you tried water exercise. Obviously requires access to a pool, but many folks with back and leg problems can exercise in water: swimming, water walking (chest deep water: will not go fast but will burn calories), water aerobics. On land, a stationary bicycle might work. Experiment with a physical therapist or trainer. ...Read more

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I feel abdominal pain,stretched nerves whenever i do workout or lift weight and the pain will reduce in 20-30 days after stoping workout.what to do?

Pain: Pain is your body's way of saying don't do something. Give the area time to heal and return to the exercise as you body allows. If the pain has been persistent , seek professional medical assistance . ...Read more

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What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.

Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

Yes: Yes, you are, if you go back to lifting heavy right away and your form and posture is not correct. I would recommend starting slowly and making sure you have proper form and technique. Also, lifting different muscle groups on each day will help prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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Post squats lower back pain. Unable to stand or walk for15 mins. Now okay but tightness in lower back.Happened for the first time,no heavy weights.

Low back pain: The low back pain is likely muscular in origin. Stop the squat exercise until the pain resolves. Use a weight lifting belt and have a trainer evaluate you for proper squat technique. If the pain persists then see a neurosurgeon to ensure that there is not a fracture of the pars interarticularis or a herniated disc in the low back. ...Read more

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8 months upper back pain.. first it would wrap to chest, now just on sholder and down arm when walking. can it be spinal cord or muscle injury.

Yes: Pain that begins in the upper back and then runs down the arm is usually some form if nerve impingment or irritation in the spine. Consider being seen if it does not get better. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain after dropping barbell during barbell squats? What are some ways to relieve the pain?

I have upper back pain after dropping barbell during barbell squats? What are some ways to relieve the pain?

No..but: It sound as if you are describing musle spam. This may be resulting from a lower back muscle strain. I would recommend that you perform stretching exercise along with strengthening exercises. Would recommend that you participate in a yoga class or pilates. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent stiff neck/neck pain after lifting weights?

What can I do to prevent stiff neck/neck pain after lifting weights?

Modify your : Technique as well as look to change your amount of weight and reps or look to use a bench to support your upper back , neck and head or even change from free weights to machines or vice versa. It may be a good idea to due a light cardio warmup and stretching before and after while not overdoing it as well. If issues persist, see your doctor for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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When will i start seeing my muscles in my arm from lifting weights?

When will i start seeing my muscles in my arm from lifting weights?

Most likely after --: Losing the body fat and muscles have gotten bigger and muscular. Give it a time, as it takes a 8-12 weeks of continued activities/exercises. ...Read more

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Hurt ITB (partial splits, weight went on it while I fell). Can walk, just hurts after. Any risks carrying weights in the gym to work out upper body?

Hurt ITB (partial splits, weight went on it while I fell). Can walk, just hurts after. Any risks carrying weights in the gym to work out upper body?

None I can think of!: As long as you can do activities within limits of discomfort, which you can easily tolerate, & the discomfort/pain is not getting worse, in the knee, then you can continue to move your knee joint as well. Certainly no harm in doing upper body workouts. If getting worse, see your orthopod. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I build strong abdominal muscles and get my solar plexus back in its original position?

How can I build strong abdominal muscles and get my solar plexus back in its original position?

Core: Core strengthening, centering on working on the flex it's and extensors of the hip and trunk is the usual solution. ...Read more