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Will gently cracking my back damage it?

Will gently cracking my back damage it?

Probably not: I am not a big advocate of "cracking" the spine, since there are occasions where after manipulative cracking where I have been consulted and have had to perform urgent surgery. Those instances are rare. I prefer to recommend back core stabilization exercises for back health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bulimia and how can I gently confront someone?

What are the symptoms of bulimia and how can I gently confront someone?

Binge and purge: The person will often eat a lot of food in a short amount of time ( bingeing), usually in response to stress. The person will then feel guilt and self-loathing and will try to get rid of the food by vomiting, laxative use or other means (purging). If you are worried about someone's eating pattern, it is best to talk in a non-blaming tone and make the person aware that there is treatment. ...Read more

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I am having this weird feeling in my head.... it's as if someone is caressing my brain?

I am having this weird feeling in my head.... it's as if someone is caressing my brain?

Yes you're right: Clearly a weird feeling if ever I've heard one young lady but there's one problem. You are not permitted to ask questions on this forum due to your age. When's your B-day? I believe that's when you can start asking stuff. In the mean time you could have your mom, dad, or even older sibling pose the question and we'll gladly answer. Don't be afraid to tell your folks. I'm sure they'd love to help ...Read more

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What will happen if I workout gently with an injured back?

What will happen if I workout gently with an injured back?

May make it worse: For back problems other than gentle stretching i would avoid any strenuous exercises until symptoms subside. Any more physical type activities other than gentle stretching or swimming will likely irritate the injury further and potentially make it take longer to resolve. If there is disc pathology or radiulopathy, it is even more important to allow the symptoms to resolve prior to resuming sport. ...Read more

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Is it safe to gently throw my baby in the air and catch her?

Is it safe to gently throw my baby in the air and catch her?

No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read more

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When performing female kegel exercises, are you supposed to squeeze tightly or gently?

When performing female kegel exercises, are you supposed to squeeze tightly or gently?

Tightly: Squeeze tightly the muscles of pelvic floor (the muscles that would interrupt urinary flow). Hold the flexion and then relax. Repeat 5 sets of 10 to start. ...Read more

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I have been having rib pain when i scratch them (gently), however it usually doesn't hurt and it doesn't hurt me to scratch anywhere else. Why?

I have been having rib pain when i scratch them (gently), however it usually doesn't hurt and it doesn't hurt me to scratch anywhere else. Why?

Not concerning: Many people experience what you're feeling - increased sensitivity over the inferior rib areas especially if its happening on both sides equally. If it's just in one spot, then you can get it checked by your doc. Otherwise, nothing to worry about, just a sensitive area for you. ...Read more

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Standing completely still causes HR to race(100-110s) but if I gently start to walk it will lower (70s-80s). Uncomfortable to stand still. Causes?

Standing completely still causes HR to race(100-110s) but if I gently start to walk it will lower (70s-80s). Uncomfortable to stand still. Causes?

???UHm: Your hear rate should increase when you start an activity as your muscles are using up oxygen which has to be brought to the muscle by the blood coming from the heart. If the opposite is happening,get an evaluation . But start out by going to your primary care physician who may be able to handle this problem without sending you to a specialist ...Read more

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