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Can Texting Mess Up Your Spine
Maybe if prolonged: If there's a major change in posture, in the long run there's also a risk for strain and pain. Prevention is best. Step one is to stop using the device so often and/or try a different one like a tablet. Next one could also consider yoga or physical/occupational therapy if primary care doctor approves. If there's a problem after stopping using the phone or tablet, then a physiatrist could be seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worse: I have examined dozens of skateboarders with chronic back pain. Examination finds that repetative pratfalls have permanently loosened their pelvises. Many have nocturia, restless & painful sleep, & irritable bowel syndrome & can sit for less than an hour. Pelvic parasympathetic nerve impingement within pelvic plexus causes colon & bladder smooth muscle spam. My report submitted for publication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The bluish color emited by computer monitors, tvs and other screens supresses melatonin production. Melatonin is your body's natural sleep hormone; it helps set your internal clock. When it is supressed you don't feel sleepy or sleep poorly. If you are bothered by computer work or tv watching simply turn off the devices 4 or more hours before bedtime to allow your body to release melatonin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does putting your 3 month old baby to sit up in your arms while holding him affect his spine or maybe cause him to grow with hunch back?
Yes: A hand sprain can cause pain up the arm if the muscles that control the wrist are involved with the injury. The muscles that control the wrist originate at the elbow. However, pain that shoots up the arm can be a sign of other conditions such as fracture, so it is important to consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: true carpal tunnel only effects the muscles of the thenar eminence in the palm. More proximal weakness can be median nerve related but would be a more proximal level of compression such as brachial plexus, nerve roots at cervical spine, or pronator syndrome. Parasthesias or pain can radiate up the arm from carpal tunnel. Seek care for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wrist hand and fingers start to hurt when i'm holding my phone texting or cleaning or forcing pressure while doing something can it be arthritis?
Wrist pain: Wrist pain can be caused by muscle/tendon injury, nerve injury (carpal tunnel syndrome) of the median nerve, arthritis of the joints of the wrist/hand. A thorough musculoskeletal exam with x-rays may be necessary to determine the cause. Sometimes, MRI and emg/ncs testing (nerve testing) are necessary to determine if ligament tear or nerve injury is the culprit of your pain. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you fractured your 5th metacarpal can you still squeeze and pick up things without pain and write pages of notes.?
What happens to stuff that falls into your eye? Do they end up in your esophagus, then your stomach, and get digested or leave with bowels movements?
No: While twirling a pencil around in your fingers over and over might exacerbate carpal tunnel symptoms, it doesn't cause it. ...Read more
If you pull (yank) up your shirt to take off your shirt, (touches) your jaw. Will it break your jaw bone? Clues? After 10 times?
Probably not: But isn't it time you stopped beating up on yourself? ...Read more
Don't Understand: I would be better able to help if you describe what you are feeling and i can help diagnose the problem. Trying to make a decision first and then choose which symptoms fit is not appropriate format for helping. ...Read more
Anything i can do to keep spine in perfect alignment? Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes
A retainer is: Typically a passive appliance, designed to retain the corrected position of the teeth. If one has not worn their retainers for an extended period of time, the teeth drift and move and the appliance is very tight or doesn't fit. The retainer should then be taken to the orthodontist for adjustments or to be remade. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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