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What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

Kyphosis: Poor posture is possible, but underlying scheuermann's kyphosis is also an option. If you have a noticeable hump on your back, likely not postural. Kyphosis is an inherited disorder that results in pain that usually subsides after growth ceases. If persistent, occasionally surgical treatment is warranted. If this is more than a nag, i'd get some x-rays and have a spine specialist check. ...Read more

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Airway obstruction from forward head posture, rounded shoulders, & musculoskeletal tension. How do I reverse this? Other symptoms are reflux & fatigue

Airway obstruction from forward head posture, rounded shoulders, & musculoskeletal tension. How do I reverse this? Other symptoms are reflux & fatigue

Depends: The shape of your chest and the posture of your neck will change when you have respiratory distress. When you are not in a crisis, physical therapy can assist you with postural exercises and strengthening the overstretched muscles. Good luck with your treatments. Set aside time every morning to do the exercises and stretches. ...Read more

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My back has been hurting for 3 days its right under my right shoulder blade as of today its hard to breath gets worse when I lean my head forward?

My back has been hurting for 3 days its right under my right shoulder blade as of today its hard to breath gets worse when I lean my head forward?

Back pain: It could be something musculoskeletal such as a bruised or broken rib or a muscular strain. In this case, you just need to wait it out. However, since you are having trouble breathing, you also need to consider a blood clot in your lung which can often present as back pain. I would recommend getting checked out by your PCP to make sure your vital signs (oxygen sat, blood pressure, HR) are normal. ...Read more

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Does kyphosis cause forward head and a little bit of lordosis? I'm talking particularly about postural kyphosis.

Does kyphosis cause forward head and a little bit of lordosis? I'm talking particularly about postural kyphosis.

Yes: Posturally it causes each. As the thoracic spine becomes more kyphotic, botht he lumbar spine and cervical spine become more lordotic to make up for the poor architecture, while keeping head in functional position. ...Read more

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Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?

Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?

Radiculopathy: It may be a radiculopathy from the neck. When a nerve becomes pinched or irritated in the neck it can cause pain or numbness that runs into the arm; I suspect this is what occurred. Don't hesitate to be seen if it does not get better quickly. ...Read more

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My right middle finger is partially numb. My right arm is also tingling. It gets worse when I move my head/neck/shoulder forward or look up. ???

My right middle finger is partially numb. My right arm is also tingling. It gets worse when I move my head/neck/shoulder forward or look up. ???

Need work up: You need to be evaluated in person by a physician for adequate treatment to begin. That could include a neck xray, palpation for trigger pains in the neck muscles, shoulder and arm muscles as well as checking for carpal tunnel syndrome. The doctor may try trigger point injections, a referral to physical therapy and possibly an MRI of the neck. ...Read more

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Why does your shoulder pop when you lift it above your head ?

Why does your shoulder pop when you lift it above your head ?

Subluxation: Young females who experiences joint popping with range of motion might have Hypermobility Syndrome; inherited loose joints due to ligament laxity. Associated symptoms might include: premenstrual disorder, IBS, panic attacks, dizziness upon standing, fainting, chronic neck &/or low back pain, TOS, TMJ & migraine headaches. Gravity, injuries & dysautonomia participate in evolution of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Sometimes my head hurts or shoulder should I be concerned?

Sometimes my head hurts or shoulder should I be concerned?

Yes: If you are posting the question here, you are concerned! these symptoms could be an indication of a trivial condition or something as serious as an impending heart attack. You need to get a medical workup to help you tell you what the problem/problems are. ...Read more

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Could my neck and shoulder pains be causing my head to have issues?

Could my neck and shoulder pains be causing my head to have issues?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain. ...Read more

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I have a continuous pain in my shoulder and my head ?

I have a continuous pain in my shoulder and my head ?

Not enough info: There really isn't enough info provided for us to be able to provide a helpful response. Consider re-asking and clarifying. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder when turning head left. Started this morning.?

Pain in right shoulder when turning head left.  Started this morning.?

Neck strain: Generally this is a muscle strain. These usually respond to nonsteroidal anti inflammatories such as Motrin and mild stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What's going on? Back left head and shoulder pain for a couple days now?

What's going on? Back left head and shoulder pain for a couple days now?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Soar shoulder when raised above head height.any suggestions. Has been few weeks like this...

Soar shoulder when raised above head height.any suggestions. Has been few weeks like this...

Shoulder: Decreased range of motion of shoulder usually is suggestive of structural injury or severe arthritis. Suggest seeing an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate shoulder with history and physical along with possible Xray and Mri. It is likely a course of physical therapy will be presribed ...Read more

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I have a pain begining from my shoulder blades through back of the neck to both sides of head.plz help me?

I have a pain begining from my shoulder blades through back of the neck to both sides of head.plz help me?

Pinched nerves: This distribution of discomfort could be coming from pinched nerves emanating from the spine but usually the impingement would occur in the neck and radiate behind the ear and then to one side of the head. Pinching of a nerve in the region of the shoulder blade radiates to one shoulder as a rule.Another possibility is inflammation of muscles. Try nsaids like ibuprofen.See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Feeling like droplets are falling from head to shoulder while lying and sitting.When she stands up and take a walk, she feel fine.

Feeling like droplets are falling from head to shoulder while lying and sitting.When she stands up and take a walk, she feel fine.

Not sure but she: Needs to be evaluated by her dr. It could be a psychological or neurological condition. God bless u! ...Read more