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So chin straps or compression straps work for getting rid of a double chin or saggy neck?

So chin straps or compression straps work for getting rid of a double chin or saggy neck?

No: Unfortunately, these garments are helpful only following surgery to improve the neck. They will do nothing on their own. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size.related?

Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size.related?

No and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression syndrome at the wrist and can therefore not be caused by a lesion in the chest or neck. But... There is a condition known as a " double crush syndrome" in which the nerve can be pressed somewhere else and make your carpal tunnel syndrome more symptomatic. So if the lesion is causing pressure on your nerves in your neck or brachial plexus, maybe contributng ...Read more

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Do barbel squats have the same strength standards as hack squats?

Do barbel squats have the same strength standards as hack squats?

Yes and more..: First, regular barbell squats you do nott flex the knees as much, which is good for your knee caps! the behind the body squatting is also more prone to injury. However, it is better for buttocks, and the front squat better for quads. However, i would take a seated squat as the superior exercise, since you can do more weight without hurting your back! ...Read more

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Bad back to start-carried furniture now bend neck forward=severe middle spine pain.carried furniture? Crunchy neck rolls+numb thumb and pointer.

Bad back to start-carried furniture now bend neck forward=severe middle spine pain.carried furniture?
Crunchy neck rolls+numb thumb and pointer.

Cervical spine.: Two thoughts. (1) could be muscular strain from moving the furniture. (2) the numbness in the fingers makes me think there may be some cervical spine disc swelling from the effort. There are some medications which could help in either case, but you really need to be evaluated, maybe in an urgent care center perhaps. ...Read more

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Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Yes: Collar bone injuries heal pretty quickly in children. Swimming is not contraindicated as long as they can do so without a great deal of pain. ...Read more

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Pain top/front of both shoulders, from chin ups or lifting kettle bells. Worst when raising my outstretched arm from eye level to overhead. Three ?

Pain top/front of both shoulders, from chin ups or lifting kettle bells.  Worst when raising  my outstretched arm from eye level to overhead. Three ?

Probably kettle ball: You seem to be complaining of deltoid and primarily anterior deltoid pain which is worked with raising arms in the front. But if you're kipping your pullups then this will put tremendous stress on the shoulder as well.The exercises you mentioned often go with cross fit plans. I've lifted for many yrs and my concern is doing complex moves w/weights so rapidly when near fatigue. Bad form = injuries. ...Read more

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Relapse, will invisalign or a removable appliance move my teeth back? Pics w/ phone - webcam http://tinypic.Com/r/ppp9j/6 http://tinypic.Com/r/ddj

Relapse, will invisalign or a removable appliance move my teeth back? Pics w/ phone - webcam
http://tinypic.Com/r/ppp9j/6
http://tinypic.Com/r/ddj

Not diagnostic: Your picture indicates upper and lower anterior crowding. What is not discernible is the amount of bone support. Straightening teeth with inadequate bone support is doomed to failure. Fixed appliances may be necessary. With your history once a solution is found, aggressive post-correction retention will be mandatory. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more

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Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist Pain: best to get it evaluated by a physician. May need X-rays. In the meantime ice and ibuprofen are acceptable. ...Read more

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Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read more

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When can babies start using foward facing car seats?

When can babies start using foward facing car seats?

As late as possible: The top heavy nature of a toddlers physique makes their neck,spinal cord and neck nerves at great risk during a frontal impact crash.Rear-facing allows the initial impact to be absorbed into the seat. See www.joelsjourney.org for info.The European standard has been rear-facing to 3 for > a decade & NHTSA recommended rear facing to 2 in 1999.Seats are now available that rear face to 40 lb. Do it. ...Read more

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When can I join gym after collar bone fracture?

When can I join gym after collar bone fracture?

Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully recover. ...Read more

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Brace wire digging into my gums! help?

Brace wire digging into my gums! help?

See your othrodontis: Asap, but in the meantime, use some dental wax to push the wire against your brackets and hold it there until you can be seen. This should alleviate your discomfort in the meantime. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Claims: Claim are out there that they do - but I have not seen a true structural kyphosis improve with twisting and "adjustments". I often see patients who have been diagnosed with horrific sounding spine problems (and treated for them) by chiropractors and on careful exam and xray workup there is nothing at all wrong with them. Go see a trained spine specialist. Chances are your spine is all right. ...Read more

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