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Does kyphosis cause forward head and a little bit of lordosis? I'm talking particularly about postural kyphosis.

Does kyphosis cause forward head and a little bit of lordosis? I'm talking particularly about postural kyphosis.

Yes: Posturally it causes each. As the thoracic spine becomes more kyphotic, botht he lumbar spine and cervical spine become more lordotic to make up for the poor architecture, while keeping head in functional position. ...Read more

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Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more


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The back top of my head feels like it's piercing/flashing pain why? Can postural problems cause this from the spinal cord?

The back top of my head feels like it's piercing/flashing pain why? Can postural problems cause this from the spinal cord?

Neck: There are a variety of upper cervical spine disorders that can result in similar pain. Which one you have or don't have would require a good exam. If the problem is bothersome then have it checked out. ...Read more

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Male 22 got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. When I stand I go a little light headed. But when I take my BP it goes up a little?

Male 22 got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. When I stand I go a little light headed. But when I take my BP it goes up a little?

Postural hypotension: Normally when one stands up, gravity tends to pull blood down toward the legs and causes a slight decrease in bp, to compensate for that, the heart may start beating a little faster, people who have problem compensating develops orthostatic hypotension, diminished blood valume may caused low BP and tachycardia, BP may go up a litte due to tachycardia. ...Read more

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Cardiologist said I have GERD and Postural Dizziness had it early hours laying down flat, lifting head up slightly felt faint but didn't just queezy Temporary. Put head flat, normal again Bed raised 6" for GERD is this OK for Postural Dizziness too?

Cardiologist said I have GERD and Postural Dizziness had it early hours laying down flat, lifting head up slightly felt faint but didn't just queezy Temporary. Put head flat, normal again Bed raised 6" for GERD is this OK for Postural Dizziness too?

Depends how you feel: If the head of the bed being raised doesn;t make your dizziness worse, then it's ok. By the way, if medications and lifestyle changes are not treating your GERD in an acceptable manner, consider finding someone that performs the Stretta Procedure - endoscopic therapy for GERD. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Bp drops by 5 or goes up by 10 and hr goes up 30 when I stand. Feel light headed. Autonomic neuropa?

I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Bp drops by 5 or goes up by 10 and hr goes up 30 when I stand. Feel light headed. Autonomic neuropa?

Pots syndrome: Pots syndrome and autonomic neuropathy are two different entities. For pots syndrome ensure you are hydrating sufficiently. Half you body weight is your target goal in ounces for water intake. Make sure you have salt in your diet. If you get up and get light headed sit down and put your feet above your head to get the blood where it needs to be (your brain). Eliminate caffeine completely. ...Read more

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Right ear gets blocked when I lay on it - stays even when I turn over. Can't hear. Have to rub to unblock. Wax? Postural malfunction? Something else?

Right ear gets blocked when I lay on it - stays even when I turn over. Can't hear. Have to rub to unblock. Wax? Postural malfunction? Something else?

Go see your doc: Hearing problems and fullness need to be evaluated by a doctor and treated if a problem is found. Don't stick anything into the canal. Go see your doctor. They know what to do. ...Read more

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Is there a substitute to doing postural drainage for bronchiectasis? I'm having hearing problem from ear which may be due this but need to drain regula

Is there a substitute to doing postural drainage for bronchiectasis? I'm having hearing problem from ear which may be due this but need to drain regula

No good substitute: Doubt your ear problem is related to the postural drainage but more to your nasal congestion. First make sure that you are using your Nasonex (mometasone) correctly and that you are aiming the nozzle towards the sides and not the center of the nose. If this doesn't help after a few days. Then you need to ask your doctor to prescribe something else for you. ...Read more

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I do postural drainage for about 30 min p/day, now can't hear from left side of my ear. Is it possible tht this activity has caused imbalanc in pressure?

Fluid in ear: You may have fluid in your ear as a result of your procedures. Often Pseudoephedrine can be helpful in such a situation. Take a break from daily postural drainage. See your md. You may have developed an ear infection. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with getting postural hypotension in the eye?

What are the risks associated with getting postural hypotension in the eye?

None: The change in pressure is miniscule and not clinically relevant unless one has severe glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can forward head posture be cured?

Can forward head posture be cured?

Yes.: It's basically a habit, and with any habit, training can change it into a new one. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct forward head posture?

How long does it take to correct forward head posture?

It depends: How bad the posture is...roper stretched and excercises will speed up the process ...Read more

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I have forward head posture. It is possible to correct it??

I have forward head posture. It is possible to correct it??

Head posture: Yes indeed. Strengthen neck muscles, practice walking perfectly straight, learn ballet posture, sit straight, concentrate on straight. A good exercise is standing straight against a wall, heels touching, rump touching, upper back touching, and back of head touching. Then push back of your head against the wall as an isometric. Hold it 20 sec. Repeat. Hold it 30 sec. Repeat. Hold it 40 sec. X4 ...Read more

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Is forward head posture normal in some people? I'm struggling to correct mine with excercises (age 24)

Is forward head posture normal in some people? I'm struggling to correct mine with excercises (age 24)

Could be a problem: If the head is jutting forward & there was a time when it didn't or didn't as much you should be checked for possible scoliosis or other structural problems of the cervical/thoracic junction of the spinal column. Also, there may some spasming going on with the neck muscles themselves which need to be addressed. If you'd like to chat look me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Are forward head posture only developed over time? What are the best ways to correct forward head posture?

Are forward head posture only developed over time? What are the best ways to correct forward head posture?

Forward posture: Several conditions including arthritic ones and osteoporosis can cause alterations in the posture, such as "forward Head posture." Knowing this is happening is half the battle, and cognitive and physical therapy can help you treat the insidious forward posture that occurs. Depending on the underlying cause for the issue, the treatment for the condition (osteoporosis for example) will also help. ...Read more

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Will looking down at your Phone all the time result in forward head posture? I feel my head looks a little bit forward now.

Slouching: Slouching at your computer, desk, or smart phone for prolonged periods can get you in the habit of slouching or walking with round shoulders. This poor posture is something you must avoid as it can become a lifetime habit and presents a negative image to others. ...Read more

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How does forward head posture affect breathing?

How does forward head posture affect breathing?

Aligns passageways: The head forward / "sniffing" position help align the upper / middle / lower air passageways for optimal (/laminar) air flow with minimal effort. In majority of persons in non-diseased state, no significant difference is noticed, but in distressed person working to breathe, can help reduce work a little. ...Read more

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Can forward head posture cause fibromyalgia. I can't fix this problem it's causing all sorts of awful symptoms and I don't know how to fix it.

Can forward head posture cause fibromyalgia. I can't fix this problem it's causing all sorts of awful symptoms and I don't know how to fix it.

Participatory: ? Fibromyalgic (FM) thinks head-forward position evokes FM. Swan neck (oft in FM) begets spasm posterior cervical muscles & painful tendonitis superior scapula spine & occiput & trapezium w. painful trigger points. Head weighs 10#; falling to center earth 32 ft/sec/sec; best stabilized over body center of gravity. Chronic widespread muscle spasms etiologic of FM. PT-yoga-massage cures. ...Read more

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Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and I'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.

Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and I'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.

Maybe: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture or back pain. In fact, there are few studies showing a link between mattresses and back pain, although a 2003 study showed that a majority of patients did better on a medium firm mattress. ...Read more

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How does one diagnose Forward Head Posture from an MRI?

How does one diagnose Forward Head Posture from an MRI?

Mri: By looking at the relation of the caput to the spine and also by looking at the curvature of the cervical spine and the alignment of the vertebrae. ...Read more

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How hard is it to fix forward head posture if you work on a computer all day?

How hard is it to fix forward head posture if you work on a computer all day?

Muscle Training: Correcting posture is simply a matter of retraining your muscles to do the right thing. First you need to have an ergonomic assessment of your work station & then make your station ergonimically correct. Posture correction can come with yoga, biofeedback, massage thpy, & stretching. Ultimately, though, retraining your posture is a mindfulness practice. ...Read more

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Which MD knows how to diagnose forward head posture? I have a feeling I have it, but none of my doctors mentioned it to me.

Which MD knows how to diagnose forward head posture? I have a feeling I have it, but none of my doctors mentioned it to me.

Am not sure: What you mean by "forward head" posture however, a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST (Musculo-skeletal EXPERT has the training to evaluate your posture!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I improve my posture? I have at least 4 inches of head forward tilt from rounded shoulders. Remembering just to stand up straight, no.

How can I improve my posture? I have at least 4 inches of head forward tilt from rounded shoulders. Remembering just to stand up straight, no.

See an orthodedic: Doc or your gyn and u need xrays and a bone density test as you may have significanty bone loss and osteoporosis that is causing teh problem which will need txment or it will get a lot worse. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should I sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should I sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

Kyphosis: Poor posture is possible, but underlying scheuermann's kyphosis is also an option. If you have a noticeable hump on your back, likely not postural. Kyphosis is an inherited disorder that results in pain that usually subsides after growth ceases. If persistent, occasionally surgical treatment is warranted. If this is more than a nag, i'd get some x-rays and have a spine specialist check. ...Read more

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Can forward head posture cause cervical kyphosis?

It could!: When poor posture is not corrected, it could lead to this forward curvature!, is this occurring to a male or a female? Old, do they have osteoporosis? More details are needed, ...Read more

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Forward head posture. I sit for work at a computer for lots of hours. What can I do? Chiropractor? What sitting arrangement is best.

Forward head posture. I sit for work at a computer for lots of hours. What can I do? Chiropractor? What sitting arrangement is best.

Stand and walk: Something will have mild arthritis or scoliosis that decrease tolerance to prolong sitting. Try different positions, an exercise ball at your desk may help keep you from being so rigid. Heat can also help. A chiropractor can help you identify a preexisting problem. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm not able to exhale fully. My back muscles are tight, I have rounded shoulders and forward head posture. Does this have anything to do with it?

I'm not able to exhale fully. My back muscles are tight, I have rounded shoulders and forward head posture. Does this have anything to do with it?

More info needed: How long has this been going on? Do you exercise? Have any history of asthma? Try taking a hot shower and see if this helps your "tight" back muscles. The warm moist air will be easier to breathe. You really should see a physician and describe these symptoms to the doctor who can examine you.

Good luck ...Read more