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How can I elongate neck. When I stretch I hurt my neck or it pops?

How can I elongate neck. When I stretch I hurt my neck or it pops?

ELONGATE NECK: The fact is you can not elongate your neck and you should stop trying to strech it and your symptoms will stop.The length of neck is related to the cervical spine and you can not change it after you have stopped growing during teenage years. ...Read more

Neck Injury (Definition)

Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, ...Read more


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I usually take my hand to my chin to turn and crack my neck. Lately when I do that, my neck doesn't crack but just grinds. What can this be?

I usually take my hand to my chin to turn and crack my neck. Lately when I do that, my neck doesn't crack but just grinds. What can this be?

Neck cracking: Absolutely nothing in and of itself. The act of manipulating your neck or stretching to the point of a pop likely causes a reflex response that relaxes muscle spasm. The relaxed muscles likely ease stiffness. Crepitus (pops and cracks) can occur in a completely painless neck without stiffness too. I would try some exercises that keep movement painfree—mckenzie, treat your own neck ($8.32 online). ...Read more

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I have neck cracking and popping in my neck when I bend my head or turnit but no pain. Sometimes if I lift something my shoulder hurts so I do lift ov?

I have neck cracking and popping in my neck when I bend my head or turnit but no pain. Sometimes if I lift something my shoulder hurts so I do lift ov?

Neck cracks: Without knowing more information, for example how old are you? 20 or 80? What kind of work have you done? Run a air-hammer on a assembly line? Are you a gymnast? Get back with us with more info. ...Read more

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Some how i pulled my shoulder? And it hurts sometimes when i move it. Thanks

Some how i pulled my shoulder? And it hurts sometimes when i move it. Thanks

Rest the shoulder: If it hurts to move then you tore something in there. Resting the shoulder is the best thing at first. You can hang it down while you lean over and let it swing from side to side without lifting it and that will keep it moving as it heals. Most injuries heal. If it doesnt get better then see your doctor. Most of these will heal if we give the body a chance. Baby it for awhile but keep moving it. ...Read more

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When I do push ups, my right shoulder hurts very badly. I never injured it, it feels like bones grinding. What is it and how can I fix it?

When I do push ups, my right shoulder hurts very badly. I never injured it, it feels like bones grinding. What is it and how can I fix it?

Shoulder pain: The shoulder is controlled by the rotator cuff, which consists of several muscles. If there is a tear in a muscle there will be pain with pushups. Even a cronic sprain or injury to the glenohumeral join labrum will cause pain. An MRI of the shoulder can help your doctor study this. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease forearm stiffness? It hurts when I fully straighten or curl my arms.

What can I do to ease forearm stiffness? It hurts when I fully straighten or curl my arms.

Therapy: Sounds like you have tight muscles, tendons and possibly the joint capsule. Stretching exercises are key to recovery. Consider getting help from a physical therapist. Be persistent and consistent with your exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do if my ears hurt when i swallow? I have a tiny bit of neck pain when i turn my head.

What can I do if my ears hurt when i swallow? I have a tiny bit of neck pain when i turn my head.

Deep?: Is it deep ear pain? I might consider seeing a doctor for an imaging study like a ct or mri. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia can be a cause for deep ear pain. ...Read more

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Why does my arm hurts when i try to stretch my arms?

Why does my arm hurts when i try to stretch my arms?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What can I do if my chest hurts when i cross my arms or lift them forward. What could it be?

What can I do if my chest hurts when i cross my arms or lift them forward. What could it be?

Muscular: Classic description of muscular pain. You have pectoralis muscles, intercostal muscles, and even a part of the latissimus dorsi muscle that attach to your chest wall and when these are sore, they hurt in the pattern you describe. ...Read more

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Everytime i tilt my head to the left, my neck really hurts, how can I stop this pain?

Everytime i tilt my head to the left, my neck really hurts, how can I stop this pain?

Neck pain: My friend, you need to see a doctor - one cannot simply diagnose this problem online - you need to have a complete history and clinical examination to see why this is happening and then, of course, how to plan a treatment. ...Read more

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I popped my shoulder playing basketball and now when I move it a certain way it hurts a lot. How can I fix the pain?

I popped my shoulder playing basketball and now when I move it a certain way it hurts a lot. How can I fix the pain?

Shoulder injury: There are many causes of shoulder pain. You need to have it examined and possibly have an Xray. Advil or naprosyn (naproxen) are over the counter medications that are anti-inflammatory but be careful. Long term usage can result in stomach inflammation, bleeding and kidney problems. If the pain is severe you need to have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?

I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?

Strain: Stretching can sometimes injure ligaments / muscles and nerves. Pain may be relieved with acetaminophen / non steroidal such as ibuprofen or naproxen, moist heat and mild stretching. These all get better with tincture of time. ...Read more

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My back hurts when i walk. I cannot bend , or twist. If i put pressure on my back with my hand i can walk. What is it? Or what do I do ?

My back hurts when i walk. I cannot bend , or twist. If i put pressure on my back with my hand i can walk. What is it? Or what do I do ?

See below: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. At your age the pain is likely from a muscle strain or a bad disc. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. ...Read more