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Can texting mess up your spine?

Can texting mess up your spine?

Maybe if prolonged: If there's a major change in posture, in the long run there's also a risk for strain and pain. Prevention is best. Step one is to stop using the device so often and/or try a different one like a tablet. Next one could also consider yoga or physical/occupational therapy if primary care doctor approves. If there's a problem after stopping using the phone or tablet, then a physiatrist could be seen. ...Read more

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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more


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Can antibotics permantly mess up your body if your doctor gives them to you to much?

Can antibotics permantly mess up your body if your doctor gives them to you to much?

Resistance to germs: Overuse of antibiotics has increased the number of drug-resistant bacteria. A prominent example of the dangers of antibiotic resistance is the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa). A newer form of MRSA is causing infections in healthy people in the community.Antibiotic resistance occurs when antibiotics no longer can eliminate bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I need suggestions on how to help a cervical spine fracture?

I need suggestions on how to help a cervical spine fracture?

Depends: If it is unstable, then you may need surgery to fix it. If it is stable, you may need a hard cervical collar to let it heal over the next 6weeks. ...Read more

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Anything i can do to keep spine in perfect alignment? Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes

Anything i can do to keep spine in perfect alignment?  Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes

Yes exercise : Regularly, eat a well balanced diet and do not smoke. Certain psychotropic medications can lead to bone density loss which can structurally affect the spine if osteoporosis develops. If being treated for a chronic condition , then bone density should be monitored. ...Read more

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Can your body and neck hurt if you don't complete all chiropractor treatments? Meaning does your body have to adjust to the adjustments?

Can your body and neck hurt if you don't complete all chiropractor treatments? Meaning does your body have to adjust to the adjustments?

Body ; neck pain: There are multiple forms of chiropractic, and i don't know what you've been receiving. If you're not getting helpful results from your treatment, you need to discuss this with the practitioner treating you. http://tinyurl.com/3jkycvf you can also get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician (do). Many also practice manipulation, ; can help assess your needs. http://tinyurl.com/q7z6ntn. ...Read more

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How to straighten your spine and improve your posture?

How to straighten your spine and improve your posture?

Yoga pilates therapy: All make you aware of posture amd spine position rigid spinal deformities will persist see a spine specialist for those. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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Will spinal cord injuries show up on an x-ray? Please help me docs!

Will spinal cord injuries show up on an x-ray? Please help me docs!

No: Injury to the spinal cord does not show up on a simple x-ray. An x-ray can demonstrate injury to bone of the spine surrounding the cord. A MRI is ideally used to visualize the soft neurologic tissues of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cervical spine CT with dye done?

Does it hurt to get  a cervical spine CT with dye done?

Just the IV: An IV is placed to inject the dye, which is usually only mildly painful. If you are having a myelogram (quite rare to do) the contrast is injected into your spinal fluid, which can be more painful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

What to do if I have a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

Herniated disc: The pain from a herniated disc in the neck will improve with anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxers, neck exercises, and physical therapy. Cervical traction can reduce the radiating arm pain. Cortisone injections and nerve blocks can reduce neck and arm pain also. A neck brace reduces range of motion and often increases the pain. The pain should resolve within six weeks. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the really good ways to speed up my metabolism?

Can you please discuss the really good ways to speed up my metabolism?

old fashioned way: You don't need to ingest anything special to increase your metabolic rate but it does require work on your part. Maintain a healthy food intake (resist temptations to starve yourself). You can lift to build muscle mass. Engage in regular aerobic activities. Try to enjoy it too (:. ...Read more

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What to do about implants with dentures can your gums swell up fr going from one state to the next?

What to do about implants with dentures can your gums swell up fr going from one state to the next?

I guess they can...: but not because you went from one state to another. See a local dentist in your new state to determine the cause of your swollen gums. ...Read more

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How will epidural injections help severe stenosis and foraminal natroeing and herniated cervical discs. Is it safe to get 3 that's what my doc wants ?

How will epidural injections help severe stenosis and foraminal natroeing and herniated cervical discs.  Is it safe to get 3 that's what my doc wants ?

Epidural Steroids: Epidural steroid injections are commonly used in the spine to treat nerve irritation and inflammation. They are considered a standard part of conservative neck and back pain management. For the cervical spine, it's critical that and MRI is performed before so that the available space for the spinal cord can be evaluated. If it's too narrow, epidural steroid injections may be contraindicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take doctor to look over your records and call you back with appionment?

How long does it take doctor to look over your records and call you back with appionment?

Records appointment: Hello EMendoza, that's a great question. It can really vary a lot because it depends on how big your medical record is and how busy your doctor is. If you have a record that's a mile long it will take several days or a week to get familiar with it. I hope that was helpful and good luck with your appointment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to strengthen your arm to throw further/reduce arm fatigue?

Could you tell me what's the best way to strengthen your arm to throw further/reduce arm fatigue?

Strengthening exerci: Strengthening exercise focussed to ur need along with apropriate nutrional support. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more