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Neck Bridge Exercise
Postural exercises: There is no one exercise that is best for the neck. For most people, there are a few that are helpful depending on if the exercises are being done for prevention or treatment of injuries. A physical therapist can teach you how to isolate the deep flexors and extensors. Postural alignment exercises (i.e. Chin tuck maneuver) are part of a functional prevention and treatment regimen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Range of motion: Gentle range of motion is usually the very best way to stretch your neck. You want to be very careful with any neck exercises in general - particularly if you are suffering from an injury or have any issues with your neck/spine. Slow rolling/nodding/turning are usually the best ways to loosen up! ...Read more
No: The neck is composed of 7 vertebra. They don't lengthen or shorten. Perception of a short neck is from added muscle mass or adipose tissue in obese people. If you are exercising to build a lot of muscle, it might appear as if the the neck shortens. On the other hand, if you are exercising to lose weight, it may appear as if your neck will lengthen. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: Talk to you doctor and your pt team. If he or they are not available just do some simple stretching, heat and massage. Not knowing exactly what type of fusion was performed. You maybe real restrictions! good luck. See my other post on muscles, myofascial release therapy and acupuncture. ...Read more
Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories such as alleve, advil etc. Over the counter are useful. Also heat, massage are useful. Your dr. Can prescribe physical therapy. Joint supplements can help. Sometimes cortisone injections.Exercise is good when done correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?
No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could trigger many causes of weight gain, which could include hormonal imbalances or even thyroid imbalance. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor so he/she can discuss this with you further and order the appropriate tests. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is causing this feeling of fraying/tearing on back or neck and back? I is very painful and i try to rest and exercise, but it does not help.
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