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Causes Of Stooped Posture
Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching.. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?
Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake , moving through the day , and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bad posture in bed that impinges on the structures in the neck can do many thing like you suggest. Remember in the neck you are dealing with blood vessels, nerves, muscles & ligaments. If any of them are not able to function well you will pay the consequences. ...Read more
What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?
Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.
Maybe? But see a doc: Many things can cause neck pain. Certainly sleeping on a pillow that's not the right fit for you can cause such things. I note that you talk about foot numbness in "conditions". That raises the possibility of disc issues in your back, and possibly your neck. To further assess that, you really need a good physical examination and some imaging to look into the issue. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more
What could cause muscle spasms in hands and feet due due problems with cervical spine disks c6-c7?
Spinal cord compress: To have symptoms in both the arms and the legs, this is more than just a pinched or compressed nerve root. It is a compression across the spinal cord at the c6-7 level termed a cervical myleopathy. This is either a large disc herniation or a disc herniation in the presence of spinal stenosis. You need to see a spine specialist for an urgent evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Better posture: First you need to see a physician to be certain your neck pain is caused by poor posture. Once that is established it may be helpful to meet with a physical therapist to teach you good body mechanics and ergonomics and give you a home expercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can forward head posture be the cause of the following symptoms? Headache, mucus in back of throat (gerd/lard), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain...
Structure & function: Headache, mucus in back of throat (?Pnd vs, (ler), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain are all non-specific, often due to an identifiable condition or a named disease process. Without knowing what specific condition(s) is(are) causing these symptoms, it would be incorrect to attribute one vague physical sign (ie forward head posture) to a set of vague symptoms. ...Read more
Posture & Lifestyle: A simple answer is yes. Our increasing sedentary lifestyle, looking down at our phones/electronics, and lack of regular exercise are leading to more back problems. Often posture and these factors cause muscular pain, but later could lead to early degenerative changes in the spine and greater problems. Posture alone is not the greatest risk factor, but can contribute to asymmetries and thus pain. ...Read more
Not typically: Lower back problems of degenerative change ( spondylosis ) and associated scoliosis can cause pain in the lower back and legs if there is nerve compromise. There can be balance difficulty if there is enough mechanical abnormality to cause spinal stenosis. True dizziness, however, is not typically associated with a lower back problem and should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?
Not normal: The combination of symptoms you are experiencing are quite concerning. I suggest that you see your gp right away. If not available, this could be handled by your local walk-in clinic or a;e. Good luck. ...Read more
Can carrying a toddler too much on one side cause shoulder/arm pain/tingling + breathing issues from poor posture?
Yes/No: While excessive strain on one side by lifting and/or carrying heavy weight improperly can cause pain in shoulder and arm, and even possibly put some strain on nerves causing the tingling, it should not cause breathing issues. Might be worthwhile to have doc refer you for a couple of physical therapy sessions to learn some at home back exercises and proper carrying of heavy objects before permanent ...Read more
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