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Can neck strain during exercise cause lhermitte's sign (sit ups, push ups, stair climbing).Began w/pulled muscle in lower back&spread to neck.
Really shouldn't: Understand that lhermitte's sign is a shock-like sensation that radiates to arms and legs during a flexion or forced flexion maneuver of the neck. Classically, this was used to identify ms. It is presently used to commonly identify symptomatic spinal cord compression. So, if you are not having the arm/leg symptoms, this is not lhermitte's sign. If yes, you should consider evaluation by spine md. ...Read more
10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?
Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?
It is hard to tell: You might have some probelm with your blood electrolytes or have a low calcium level. if it is happening frequently, you should go see your doctor and get an examination done. he will likely check your blood electrolytes including calcium level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is narrowing of the cervical spine near the neck caused by thrama durning delivery of a baby? She was born face presentation with a lot of tugging.
Perhaps...: It is possible that you could have a leg -length discrepancy secondary to tilt in your pelvis or spine that is making you feel you are walking sideways. The body compensates pretty well with a difference up to about 2 cm though. If it is a problem try a shoe lift. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: That sounds like paraspinal muscle spasm, which is slow to heal but is helped with resting your back, moist hot compresses to relax muscles, Ibuprofen and lyrica (pregabalin). However, check with your doctor for other conditions. Red flags to be aware of include weakness in your legs, loss of bowel or bladder control, or numbness in the saddle area, as these could indicate serious conditions. ...Read more
Sometimes but...: Straining at stool on occasion may promote colonic emptying , but you do so at a cost--increased risk of hemorrhoids, anal fissures, & even passing out. The better question is, "why am i having a hard time feeling empty." work-up depends on your age, sex, medical problems, current drugs, level of activity, hydration. Rule out blockage, rectal dysfunction, inflammation, non-gi problems. Don't push! ...Read more
May be related: Piriformis muscles are primarily involved in external rotation and weak abductors of the hip. They do not cross into the back. That being said, increased kyphosis in the thoracic spine can cause a hyper lordosis on the low back and a pelvic tilt which may have other consequences about the hip and pelvis. A detailed exam and radiographs will usually be able to tell the cause/ effect relationship ...Read more
Can cricopharygeal spasms be triggered by certain postures, like turning the head sideways or leaning back?
Yes: Most muscle spasms are triggered by changes in posture or positioning -- usually more abrupt changes in posture or position. ...Read more
10 week old, flares arms and stiffens legs to stand on. Stares off, arches back, pushes off head, rigid movemts with fists, screams alot
Mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Not sure of the degree.Have asymmetry in legs.Have upper back pain somtimes wen doing something continuously
Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
Pian in region of chest where hiatus hernias occur only get pian when walk after play basket ball it goes away what is it?
Is 1-regular bending bad for your back? Or
2-sustained bending ie while cleaning bathtub/garden , ect?
That depends on : Whether you have a back problem to begin with and how well you take care of yourself in terms of not smoking, not being overweight and exercising regularly. These activities can put you at risk for back issues but are not necessarily bad for you if they are not causing pain in the first place and you meet the above criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deg. Disc, hern. Disc, when i sit, stand my mid back goes numb roughly the radius of a cantaloupe. Neck pain that pulls a muscle in head leaning forwd?
Bulging disc: Caused by bending the neck forwards, poor posture, using your arms in front of the body and lifting excessive weight. A thorough examination from a pain management specialist is usually sufficient to diagnose a neck disc bulge. A special physiotherapy management, rest and nsaids will ameliorate the condition in most cases. Rec.: see pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
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