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How often should you lift weights if neck stiff?

How often should you lift weights if neck stiff?

I wouldn't: If your neck is stiff from sore muscles, i'd give it a rest until it's better. If your neck is stiff from infection (usually with high fever), i'd seek immediate medical help for a potentially life threatening condition. ...Read more

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Can i lift weights with mild neck and shoulder stiffness and pain. Been going on for about 2 weeks?

Can i lift weights with mild neck and shoulder stiffness and pain. Been going on for about 2 weeks?

If the stiffness: Came from recently increasing your lifting range then back down the weight by 10-15lbs, or use fixed weight machines until stiffness resolves before going back to normal with free weights. ...Read more

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Hello! I have stiff neck and shoulders due to a mix of really bad posture and bad anxiety. I've have been to an orthopedic and that was his diagnoses. Today I started exercising and I wanted to know if I should lift weights.

Hello! I have stiff neck and shoulders due to a mix of really bad posture and bad anxiety. I've have been to an orthopedic and that was his diagnoses. Today I started exercising and I wanted to know if I should lift weights.

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort of stiff neck and shoulders. I commend you for starting exercising. Due to stiff neck, wait for lifting weights. Feel good about all exercise you are doing. Have good posture while sitting, standing and walking. Do breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga and Visual Imagery for Relaxation. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for Anxiety if needed. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus are their certain exercises to eleviate stiffness?

I have neck arthritus are their certain exercises to eleviate stiffness?

Yes, but as directed: Neck strengthening, range of motion and stretching are all important. However, these should be appropriate and not haphazard. Ask your primary to send you to physical therapy for a few sessions to teach you a home exercise program. If you have ben cleared, here is a site with some decent exercises: http://www.Spine-health.Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-stretches. ...Read more

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What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

Many things: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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My mother has neck stiffness, what should I do for her?

My mother has neck stiffness, what should I do for her?

Cervical DDD: Based upon age, you have cervical degenerative disc disease/spondylosis/arthritis. Like wrinkles of skin, arthritis is a certainty if we live long enough. After age 60, almost all people have arthritic changes. Stiff and painful is likely from inflammation from the above. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve if safe for you, salonpas hot patches, ice/heat. If not effective, you may benefit from mckenzie pt. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with pain and stiffness around the back of my neck and across my shoulders every morning its been going on for weeks I am 54?

Why do I wake up with pain and stiffness around the back of my neck and across my shoulders every morning its been going on for weeks I am 54?

Most likely : This is degenerative changes in the cervical spine that will present with this morning pain & stiffness in this typical pattern that improves as you become active or with a hot shower. Your age is fairly typical for its onset & it can stay like this, improve or worsen. You can try some simple steps like sleeping with a thin pillow, doing some neck exercises and if smoking, stop. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have neck stiffness what do I do?

I have neck stiffness what do I do?

Muscles or joints: In the absence of a fever or other signs of infection, a stiff neck usually is the result of muscle hyperactivity or possibly arthritis. Depending on your age, as always, you need a diagnosis. Heat, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory meds may help. But as i so often emphasize in these short answers, seek a diagnosis. Treatment will logically follow. Seeing a physiatrist comes first. ...Read more

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