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Does Posture Now Work
How can I improve my slouchy posture? I work at a computer for years and now my shoulders slouch. I want to improve this.
Because of weakness: of the muscles mainly. U probably have had a bad posture all your life and now when you are trying to improve it, The muscles on the affected side will need to be strengthened, so as to be able to maintain the Correct posture. So early on for several weeks, till the muscles get stronger, you will experience some discomfort and pain. Secret of Success is to continue and do not stop exercises. GL. ...Read more
Computer use and eye: Though not moving much may contribute to back stiffness and constant attention to the computer may result in fewer blinks and subsequent dryness and irritation, the computer itself does not significantly impact eye health. Taking the time to blink and relax the eyes will allow minimal fatigue. no relationship to macular degeneration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Direct md eval: Please consult with your physician directly. He or she will know much more about the health of your back. ...Read more
See an ENT Doc: Incapacitating true vertigo may be inner ear disease but the latter causes symptoms that usually do not cause such disability. There are at least 4 causes of inner ear vertigo. 1.) positional vertigo (lasts for less than a minute), 2.) meniere's disease (vertigo may persist for hours. 3.) labyrinthitis (vertigo may last for several weeks) but then goes away. 4.) acoustic tumor (hearing loss). ...Read more
8 weeks: You should generally see noticable changes at approximately the eight week mark. The arms may show changes sooner than the abs particularly if you are carrying some fat around your middle. This does not mean that the abs are not getting toned but they may not show as well until the fat is burned off. ...Read more
Exercise: Studies have demonstrated that keeping our brains active and stimulated can be protective in persons predisposed to developing dementia. Persons who keep their minds active with stimulating activities score higher on cognitive tests than those who don't. Its the same principal as physical exercise. ...Read more
Options for injury prone ankles? I wear a brace and get it taped when i work out but it doesn't seem to help neither does sitting and icing
Weak ankles: What is the cause if your weak ankles? Instability? Muscle weakness? Neuropathy? This is the question to ask your physician. Discover what the underlying pathology is then you can have a better answer. Have they discussed muscle retraining? Surgery? Muscle strengthening? Please see your podiatrist to explore your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Usually: Closys is very good for bad breath, if the bad breath is coming from your mouth or throat. However, if the bad breath is coming from an oral disease or infection, mouthwash will not help. Likewise, if the bad breath is coming from farther down your throat or a stomach/intestinal issue, a mouthwash won't help very much. So, try it and see. If it doesn't help, you should see a dentist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretched ankle ligaments, off work 6 wks,sit at work but not ready 2 go back still pain,home I rest, ice, walk alittle, massage, work may sit for 3hr?
Second opinion.: Not knowing the exact nature of your injury, the diagnostic tests (if any) used to confirm your diagnosis, the treatment regimen since your injury, makes commenting on specifics difficult. Six weeks seems like an excessive time to still behaving problems, at least to the extent you state. You need a second opinion to make sure that other issues are not present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have l3, 4 and 5 that may have fused. Can't stand straight, neck pops, pain, back bends wrong. How long does it normally take for this to get worse?
Back pain: Pain in the neck or back that pops or is worse with bending is mechanical in nature and may indicate arthritis of the joints. While we can't cure arthritis anymore than we can stop gray hair or wrinkles, we can slow down the process. Flexibility exercises for the neck and back, strengthening the core, good nutrition and avoiding tobacco products can slow the advance of arthritis. ...Read more
After surgery thyroid it's okay 1week rest and can I back to work my work is nanny I do some house hold ?
Post-op advice...: Follow the post-op advice that your surgeon almost certainly gave you after your surgery in regards to when it is safe to return to work/resume normal activities. It would be unwise for a physician not involved in your surgery and care to give advice to the contrary of that which was given by a physician who knows exactly what surgery, any complications, and your full history. ...Read more
35 weeks pregnant, my pelvis is shifted badly and I can hardly walk. Chiropractic work doesn't really help. Anything I can do until I have the baby?
SIJ BELTS: Pregnant 18y has pelvic pain & can "hardly walk". During pregnancy hormone Relaxin secreted & loosens ligaments for birth canal expansion; enabling sacroiliac joint, SIJ, hypermobility; stretching SIJ ligaments, which is excruciating. Women w. Hypermobility Syndrome are much affected. SIJ belt lessens pain. Most Gyn, Ortho & Rheumatology docs ignorant about this; see work of Dr. Andry Vleeming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: The correct treatment for your back pain depends on the proper diagnosis as to what is causing your back pain. It can be muscular, a facet joint or alignment issue, SI joint issue, disc problem, arthritis, connective tissue disorder and others. A proper evaluation with appropriate imaging should help identify the cause and direct your provider to a proper course of treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more
If i weigh 255 lbs does that mean Plan B wont work? My weight doesn't bother me like its not a problem and i work out a lot i took it within 24 hours.
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