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Nothing you can do to change what your were "given" however WHO is saying or thinking that your neck is abnormally "long"??? If it is you GOOGLE "Body dysmorphic disorder"
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No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more
3-4 months: On average, a halo is used for 3-4 months. ...Read more
4-6 months: They usually have pretty good control by 4 months of age. They have really good control by 6 months of age. ...Read more
I've got a really long, skinny neck and I would like to make it appear shorter. Are there any exercises I can do?
You could: Focus on movements like shrugs, which will build up the muscles at the base of your neck/shoulders (trapezius). This will "shorten" the appearance of your neck, but based on your name, which appears to be that of a woman, it isn't an aesthetic appearance which is considered "classically" desirable in a woman. It will provide much more "manly" characteristics/appearance. ...Read more
How long can neck nodes stay enlarged with no signs of sickness? Have had several swollen for 5 months with no decrease. Dr seems uninterested
Ask for diagnosis: Palpable neck nodes that don't go away and large enough to be consider pathologic should be a concern. They can stay that way without disease for some time but certain diseases can do that, unfortunately like some opportunistic infections, mycobacteria but could be a manifestation of other inflammation including aids and malignancy. I can't correlate with the chest ct as history does not say. ...Read more
How long do neck nodes stay enlarged? Small movable jelly balls on side neck and near clavicle. All drs I've seen give me diff answers (ent, gp)no illne
Nodes: Nodes can be enlarged due to a variety of different conditions. The most common being a reaction to infection. Most of these resolve on there own in a short time. If they persist after antibiotics I would suggest a fine needle aspiration (fna) to gather cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Long time neck pain and hand numbness from carpal tunnel and neck issues I've noticed recently 2 spots on R arm that I can't not feel when touched?
Complex problem: Spinal stenosis/cerv'l disc degen. Freq. Cause neck pain, but not always. Same w/hand numbness:could be carpal tunnel or from neck, both or neither. PT is often too generic to help. Shoulder surg could play a part in causing hand/arm nerve problems. Strongly rec. Osteopathic eval as specific diagnosis via hands-on exam & gentle manip. May help. Consider neuroprolotherapy for CTS or brachial neuropathies ...Read more
It totally depends what the spasms are from. Spasms result from irritation to the nerves. If your spasm is the result of over-stretching the muscles (whip lash) the spasms may last a couple of days. If on the other hand it is the result of herniated discs that may go on for weeks or even months until the disc quietes down.
If it goes on for more than 3-4 days pls see a doc.
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Can be chronic: U may want to check with u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Neck lymph nodes: Neck lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons: infections, inflammatory conditions, eczema, lymphoma and others. Diagnosis has to be made first. Lymphoma may not cause any symptoms other than enlarged painless lymph nodes. Sometimes patients with lymphoma experience "b" symptoms: fevers, fatigue, night sweats, itching, and weight loss. Please see your doctor for a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more
Neck pain: Hi, u get positional pain due to bad posture which causes muscle stretch and spasm, decrease the amount of time on cell, try stretch exercises. ...Read more
Hair falls when I have short hair. Does not fall when I have neck long hair. How? Why? I am 23 male
Right side of front neck long thin thing and it feels bumpy and the thing sticks out a little? 17 year old girl?
Is it your thyroid?: I think this needs to be examined by a dr--i cannot tell what you mean--see a dr. ...Read more
A few minutes: The technician puts an IV in your arm and you lay flat on a narrow table. The table slides into a large donut shaped xray tube. You hold your breath for a few seconds, then you feel a hot sensation all over, and it's all done. ...Read more
Depends: If you had any neck manipulations that resulted in an increase in neck pain I would do see a good pain medicine, a neurologist, or a neurosurgeon. Sudden movements of the neck in and of themselves can result in serious and sometimes fatal injury. I personally wouldn't let a chiropractor do any rapid manipulations of my neck....Ever. ...Read more
US booked for long term swollen neck node (12+ weeks) I now have a cold causing multiple swollen nodes. Will this effect my scan results?
Node: Probably. You should wait two weeks or so to get the ultrasound ...Read more
I have been sitting for 6 hours and I'm worried about the positional strain on my neck from sitting up for that long. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?
Take breaks: If sitting for that long consider stretching your neck every hour or so for 30 seconds. ...Read more
Do not worry: The symptoms of stiff neck and tinnitus (ringing awareness in the ears) may be only a viral infection. There is an entity called cervical vertigo which is related to inflammation of the neck muscles which can rarely cause the perception of sound in the ears. Try heat to the neck and an anti-inflammatory drug. If not relieved see a physiatrist (dr. Of physical medicine). ...Read more
How long does swollen neck glands to go down caused by a viral infection. I know it can take a while for the glands to settle after viral infection?
30 year old female cousin with long history of neck pain admitted to hospital yesterday with high fever and toe pain/swelling. Possible r.A. Or lupus?
I think not:
Broadening your shoulders id thru muscle mass wich includes the deltiod and trapezius and ur neck will look like a linebacker.
Length is pre programed from birt, the only way to get a long neck is as african women due in certain tribes that use multiple rings added as one grows. ...Read more
Accept who you are:
No, there is nothing to make it shorter. Some other people are complaining that their necks are too short and they want to make them longer. The point is that
the grass on the other side is always greener. Try to accept the difference--embrace yourself and accept who you are. Your family and friends love you for who you are-does not matter how long your neck is. But what matters is how kind you're. ...Read more
More w increasing ag: Daily exercise is key to treatment. Gentle range of motion and walking! Pain may be reduced with over-the-counter medications (advil/aleve) ice will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing for upto 45 min, follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. See your doctor for worsening or persistent pain. ...Read more
Will stretching often increase height? I seem to lose some height from morning to night. I feel my neck got longer only.
Growth: Most girls skeletal growth is finished by 16 yrs and most boys by 18 years. People slouch and they can improve their posture. If you want to call that growth then so be it but most doctors would not, they would just say that your standing up straight. If you had surgically correctable scoliosis then that would lengthen your spinal column. ...Read more
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