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How To Get Rid Of Chest Pains
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Surgery: Chest wall deformity come in two basic types. One where the breast bone and ribs is curved inward or pectus excavatum; and where it is curved outward or pectus carinatum (pigeon breast). Pectus excavatum can cause problems with endurance because the heart and lungs have a smaller space to work in. There are cosmetic concerns with both, and both can be repaired with chest wall reconstruction ...Read more
Treat the anxiety: Itself to decrease these symptoms. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause?: Hi, back pain is very common. To treat it best, you need to figure out the cause. There are many possibilities including arthritis, fracture, facet disease, soft tissue abnormalities, infection, nerve impingement, stress reaction & stress fracture... If you've had the pain for a while or if it is disabling, you need to see your doctor for a diagnosis. Then he/she can devise a tx plan. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle change +: Start with lifestyle changes that prevent relaxation of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus. That includes avoiding spicy foods, tomato based foods, chocolates, mints, alcohol, nicotene, etc... Medications such as ppi may be needed. Longstanding heartburn consider undergoing an endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus. Talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Seek medical attention for chronic or severe abdominal pain. ...Read more
See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more
Well...: Assuming that you're brushing and flossing regularly, bad breath can be a sign of a chronic sinus infection or an infection in your mouth and/or throat. If you are having any pain in your forehead or cheeks or tenderness in your mouth or throat and/or a stiff neck, see your doc right away. Post nasal drip and gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath. It's worth it to have an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid common causes: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods or drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Stomach odors will come up through burps, and even without noticeable burps. Some substances stick to the teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OTC meds: If you have a typical headache (not the worst headache of your life) then I would try Excederin or Motrin Migraine. Cool compresses, sleep, neck and temple massage. If this is a severe headache associated with numbness / tingling, visual changes or problems speaking or thinking, you need to go to the ER. ...Read more
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