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How Can You Reduce Neck Strain At The Computer
Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture
Tension headaches: Tension type headache is 30 minutes to 7 days. Usually bilateral, squeezing character, mild to moderate intensity. Stress, anxiety, muscle strain from having technology posture can cause and make them more frequent. Mild nausea or vomiting can occur. Sensitive to light or sound can also occur but not more than one of these for the diagnoses. Over the counter NSAID is treatment. ...Read more
Ergonomics: Arrange computer station to minimize strain: monitor straight ahead or slightly below line of sight; keyboard at proper height; forearms supported; comfortable, adjustable chair. Take breaks to stretch & exercise neck & shoulder muscles. Use tylenol/nsaid judiciously. Moist heat to neck & shoulders. Neck massage by trained person (some even come to workplace). ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Should resolve: Neck/shoulder strains should resolve with time and appropriate conservative management. There should not be any long term effects on your body. ...Read more
After getting made fun of by one of the docs, I will re-phrase my q. Are there any ways to safely lift weights to tone underarms without neck strain?
I'm no trainer: but if you lie on your back with you neck supported on the bench, you can take some light free weights and hold them in your hand and push up into the air while keeping in position. That will help you triceps (underarms). Suggest youtube for triceps exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NECK STRAIN: Warm compress will dilate the blood vessels on your neck to relieve the strain. ...Read more
Pain in left temple, burning sensation for over 3 weeks now. Neck strain being investigated but I'm concerned it's something worse?
TMJ: Check your TMJ. Is there clicking? Pain on chewing? Probably a combination of TMJ and neck. Look in mirror. Practice seeing your jaw relax. ...Read more
My neck forward rapidly on scooter,one month ago now neck pain is completely gone.Im wonder How I sustained such incident with just minor neck strain
Neck Pain: Strangely the degree of "whiplash" has little direct relation to degree of pain. Factors such as head turning at time of neck trauma, habitual bad posture, continued bad posture, are factors. MRI may show anatomical changes. Recommend: 4 minute shower to back of neck while slowly turning from side to side. Massage to neck - like a toothpaste squeeze is beneficial. ...Read more
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