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What are good neck exercises and back exercises?

What are good neck exercises and back exercises?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references: https://www.learnvest.com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html https://www.freetrainers.com/ ...Read more

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Can exercises and physical activities cause worsening of pelvic pain?

Can exercises and physical activities cause worsening of pelvic pain?

Need to know cause: There are so many causes of pelvic pain the most important step is to narrow it down. Exercise and physical activity may make the pain worse but may or may not affect the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for back and abdominal strength?

What are some physical therapy exercises for back and abdominal strength?

See below: Check out spine health you can google this there's an article about abdominal and back strengthening exercises. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

Many: For disc problems there are the mackenzie exercises and williams dexercises. Yoga and pilates are excellent generalized exercises to promote healthy flexibility and strength, especially core muscle strength. A visit to a physical therapist on recommendation from your pcp may beneficial. ...Read more

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Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Pain meds/Vist your : If you have any fever you should go see your docotr. Otherwise pain medicine will help your headache. For mild headache take tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tabs every 6 hourly if needed, if this does not help after one or two doses, take Aspirin or ibuprofen(motrin or advil ) 2 tablets at a time, every 6-8 hourly for one or two days as needed. ...Read more

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Can vision therapy help with migraines and visual disturbances? Bad eye strain and head pain upon focusing at close distances, and when in motion.

Can vision therapy help with migraines and visual disturbances? Bad eye strain and head pain upon focusing at close distances, and when in motion.

No: Most ophthalmologists and those schooled in the west do not put a lot of credence in vision therapy. They don't put a lot of credence on acupuncture but many find relief. With migraines, certainly consider the care of a neurologist. If appropriate your md may consider botox. At 28 you should not have trouble focusing at near unless you have latent hyperopia and need glasses. ...Read more

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What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

Convergence: Because the nerves in the neck connect with the nerves in the head at the base of the brain, painful information can be sent to the neck when the head hurts. This is known as pain referral. This does not mean there is a probllem in the neck. This is also why the sinuses often hurt with migraine headaches. It is not a sinus problem, just excited nerves from the headache. ...Read more

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What causes your neck to spontaneously bruise along with stiffness and migraine headache?

What causes your neck to spontaneously bruise along with stiffness and migraine headache?

Injury: There must have been an injury of some kind. You will not have bruised spontaneously. The stiffness and headache are more likely to be coming from the same injury. ...Read more

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How do you relieve the pain and pressure associated with a tension headache?

How do you relieve the pain and pressure associated with a tension headache?

HEADACHE: Constant headache maybe the tention type which is mild generalized without the incapacity of migraine. Relaxation and stress management plus preventing it withamitriptyline at bedtime. Make sure to have a neuro consult if ct scan is needed.Rx are otc analgesic, nsaids and treatment of associated depression, anxiety and insomnia. ...Read more

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Im 16. What are some ways to releve severe neck and shoulder pain and tension. Its stiff too?

Im 16. What are some ways to releve severe neck and shoulder pain and tension. Its stiff too?

Exercise : Like yoga and pilates. Ice or heat. Stretches. Don't carry your backpack on one shoulder but evenly in both shoulders. Try to avoid looking down a lot. Watch slumping and try to walk and sit with good posture! ...Read more

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What can headache and neck pain mean?

What can headache and neck pain mean?

Headache from neck: Neck pain can comes from a number of disorders and diseases. Examples of common conditions producing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash. Associated symptoms are often result of nerves becoming pinched in the neck. For example, compressing the nerve of sensation to the back of the head, which comes out of the neck, causes headaches in back of head. ...Read more

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What are good lower back pain stretches and exercises?

Back pain exercises: Neutral spine mcgill exercises are a great place to start. Quadriceps, hamstring, and pirifirmis exercises help. These are all on you tube. ...Read more

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Lightheadness and headache and back neck pain?

Get examination: There are many caused and too many to speculate . Need examination . Problem could be ligament injury from minor or major accident. Could be neurotranmitter imbalamce. ...Read more

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What are the preheadache, headache, and postheadache symptoms of migraine. Can you have a migraine without nausea and aura?

Migraine is variable: Migraine headache may be associated with a prodrome ( symptoms that precede the headache by 48 hours or so), and / or an aura ( a focal neurologic symptom- often visual- sparkly jagged lines, etc.) that heralds the headache. Not all migraines cause nausea and many do not have an aura, in fact some migraines have an aura but no headache! postheadache symptoms often include fatigue. ...Read more

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Massive headache and eye pain. What can help?

Massive headache and eye pain. What can help?

Cluster HA's: Could well be cluster headaches which focalize over one eye and awaken from sleep. These are considered very nasty, and the pattern is best broken up by taking a preventative medication such as Divalproex Sodium or topirimate. See your doctor and start a therapy. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Migraine headache,  muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Needs Evaluation: Asap! these multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Probably: Degenerative neck conditions (disc herniation, collapsed disc, abnormal movement, loss of normal curvature) can produce neck pain. One of the standard initial treatment is physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. So, if your neck pain is due to the above conditions, pt and neck strengthening can help. ...Read more