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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How to most easily adjust to sleeping on your back or side?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How to most easily adjust to sleeping on your back or side?

Sleep : Extra pillow under lower back while laying on your back, and as bonus, maybe pleasant theme on ceiling above your head. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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How to adjust to sleeping on your back or side if 33wks?

How to adjust to sleeping on your back or side if 33wks?

Not easy: It sounds like you have just six or seven weeks to go. You know, if you're pregant, you should sleep on your left side, not your right? I am sure being pregnant is very uncomfortable. I have seen these body pillows, maybe that would help. What does your ob/gyn say? Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best pillow to sleep on if you go to sleep on your side?

What is the best pillow to sleep on if you go to sleep on your side?

When sleeping on: Your side a thick pillow can hold your head/neck in a neutral position by supporting the area above the shoulder. ...Read more

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Can you break your neck stretching to far back or to the side?

Can you break your neck stretching to far back or to the side?

Are you trying?: Not without help. You'd have to really try yourself and the strength of the neck muscles alone is not sufficient. We generally recommend against attempts nonetheless as physicians. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

Probably not: Concussions are based largely on impact to the head. Other injuries can result from head movements like whiplash that don't involve impact and may produce post-concussive symptoms because the brain was moving around inside the skull and made an impact within the skull. The G-forces involved in whiplash are pretty extreme. Very hard for us to generate these forces ourselves. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use medication to get back on your feet for anxiety , with intention to make changes to eventually get off them? Don't want life long.

Is it ok to use medication to get back on your feet for anxiety , with intention to make changes to eventually get off them? Don't want life long.

Combo is key: Research tells us that a combination of medication and therapy is key to helping with difficulties like anxiety. Medication can help with the intensity of your symptoms, while therapy can help you learn the tools to overcome anxiety. ...Read more

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How to sleep on your side using pillows between your legs and not hurt your calves?

How to sleep on your side using pillows between your legs and not hurt your calves?

If I understand...: You mean when you have a pillow between your thighs it feels good, but then your knees and calves feel unsupported after awhile? If so, try using two pillows, one for top and one for bottom. Or a king size pillow, which is much longer (a queen size might do, if you are petite). Some people use mushy body pillows instead, but this depends on how much room there is to spare in your bed! Be well : ) ...Read more

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How to remove the pain in your side while exercising?

How to remove the pain in your side while exercising?

Usually do to ...;: Secondary to friction of diaphragm rubbing against capsule of liver (rt) or spleen (lt) do to heavy rapid breathing. This tends to wear off with time and occurs commonly in people beginning an exercise program. It should not last for more than one-two months of activity. If it does, see your doc! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cracks, chips, etc on the back of your four front teeth? How can I get them taken care of?

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Is it normal to have cracks, chips, etc on the back of your four front teeth? How can I get them taken care of?

Depends on diet: Having chips in your front teeth may be caused by habits like biting on hard things or eating hard things. You may want to consider porcelain veneers which would give your teeth strength while being a conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Can falling on your head when you were a baby cause problems further on in life?

Can falling on your head when you were a baby cause problems further on in life?

Would be evident: Babies are quite resilient, and minor head trauma is common to most between the 1st and 2nd yr. Other head trauma would produce immediate symptoms, or problems such as seizures, learning problems etc that would be evident within a few years of school entry.Trying to tag such a fall as the cause of a new problem in an adult is a bit of a stretch. ...Read more

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Is it better to sleep on your back or not?

Is it better to sleep on your back or not?

Sleep Position: Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. It is considered the optimal sleep position for most people. The next best is sleeping on the side. Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. ...Read more

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What can the problem be when you get woozy in your car and you have to shake your head to concentrate?

What can the problem be when you get woozy in your car and you have to shake your head to concentrate?

Fatigue?: Most commonly that is a symptom of drivers fatigue. Narcolepsy & other dyssomnias should also be considered. Seizures or hypoglycemia are less likely. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

Can you explain if it's possible to move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

No: The simple answer is no. Once bone stops growing by adulthood, only teeth can be moved with braces. Moving jaws in adults requires surgery. ...Read more

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What could cause your ankle to be stuck in the downward position and you can't pull it up no matter how hard U try with last a few minutes?

What could cause your ankle to be stuck in the downward position and you can't pull it up no matter how hard U try with  last a few minutes?

Explanation : Most likely explanation of this situation: this is the muscle spasm and your body/muscle need REST!! Massage, warm compress or bath, fluids and Ca pils may help. ...Read more