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Doctor insights on: Is A Back Neck And Shoulder Massage Safe In Pregnancy

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Neck/shoulder/back pain. Started fri. Massage, alieve, icy-hot, heat pad all tried. Still hurting. When should I go see a doctor?

Neck/shoulder/back pain. Started fri. Massage, alieve, icy-hot, heat pad all tried. Still hurting. When should I go see a doctor?

Since you've done: All the right stuff, and its not getting better, the next step is to see your doctor to see what the cause is. Could be something non-musculoskeletal. If it is musculoskeletal, pt could be helpful. ...Read more

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Extremely paainful back, shoulder, neck muscle pain meds, massages barley help consistant muscle pains what to do?

Extremely paainful back, shoulder, neck muscle pain meds, massages barley help consistant muscle pains what to do?

See details: See a doctor, have the issue evaluated to determine the cause and then you will know your options. A rheumatologist is a good place to start. It may be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Hi doc i m a 19 yo n also do gym. .My sholders, back and neck also sometimes legs gets cracked often automatically ...Wat to do?.Bone cracking safe?.

Hi doc i m a 19 yo n also do gym. .My sholders, back and neck also sometimes legs gets cracked often automatically ...Wat to do?.Bone cracking safe?.

TRAUMA to BODY: Too much gym will be bad for you.You are young to have cracking sensation in your bones. Be careful! let md check you before you play too much pls.. ...Read more

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My back hurt through out pregnancy and still hurts up in to my neck . What is going on?

My back hurt through out pregnancy and still hurts up in to my neck . What is going on?

Common complaint: Back pain in pregnancy is a common problem. It is likely due to laxity of the joints due to the hormone relaxin and strain on the joints of the back from the pregnancy itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used along with stretching. If this does not relieve the pain, you can try physical therapy. Talk with your obstetrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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9.5 weeks prego. My neck aches when i stretch it towards the back left. Is this a bad sign? Dangerous? Is it related to pregnancy even?

9.5 weeks prego. My neck aches when i stretch it towards the back left. Is this a bad sign? Dangerous? Is it related to pregnancy even?

Not likely: If it only hurts when you stretch it a specific way, and there are no other symptoms, that tells me your pain is more musculoskeletal in nature and not likely caused by something serious like meningitis, a herniated disk, or really not likely to be related to the actual pregnancy. Maybe you slept on it oddly or hold your head in a certain way. I don't think it is dangerous. Try massage and stretch. ...Read more

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Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more

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Is stiff neck, sore back and shakiness early sign of pregnancy?

Is stiff neck, sore back and shakiness early sign of pregnancy?

Nonspecific: Those are very nonspecific complaints which could be caused by any number of things. If you are concerned about pregnancy, your best bet is to have a test done. ...Read more

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What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

What can I do for back and neck pain during pregnancy? Is laying in a warm bath advised?

Perfectly OK: A warm compress, warm bath, massage to neck & back area, and tylenol (acetaminophen) are all acceptable ways to alleviate back & neck pain in pregnancy. Relaxation exercises also help and resolving your everyday stresses helps too. Take care. ...Read more

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My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

Yes: Because of the hormonal influence , you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months. ...Read more