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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
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
Hi I woke up with server neck stiffness and pain. I can barley lift my arms, I get dizzy when trying to move my neck. Also mild headache. No fever?
Had neuro exam, head mri/ct, all clean. Stiffness in hands and feet (am), fatigue, weight loss, swollen throat hard to swallow, yellow mucus. Als? 26 yrso
Doesn't fit ALS: Please see the answer to your other question with related information. In ALS there will be more saliva and dryness moth with less saliva. Swollen throat could not be explained in als-amyotropic lateral scelerosis- a neurogenerative condition. Weight loss, is related to less appetite or from difficulty in swallowing food. Do you have any dry nose. Dry eyes, nose, throat are common in sjogrens synd. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
See a Doc: I would recommend a consultation with a physiatrist who is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of these types of conditions. He/she will be able to give you a diagnosis and then prescribe a program (usually physical therapy, sometimes meds, sometimes injections) to help you. ...Read more
Stress likely: Your neck is the crux of stress and constant movement. Most everything anyone does at any job necessitates bending your head down to look, type, study or use your hands. Neck stiffness and headache occuring at the end of a day generally points to overuse or stress motion. Try to unwind at the end of your day doing gentle neck and shoulder muscle releases and rehydrate & you may see improvement. ...Read more
Tension headache: Evening neck pain and headache is fairly common in individuals who work on computer terminals. It is associated with abnormal neck posture. Another consideration is your work environment. Are there any allergens, dust, fragrance or other factors that may be causing nasal congestion and tension headache. Attention to posture & allergens may resolve it. ...Read more
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