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What are the common remedies for neck pains from being in a computer chair for too long?

What are the common remedies for neck pains from being in a computer chair for too long?

See details: Ergonomic adjustments may help. Make sure the computer screen in directly in front of you and at eye level. Consider wearing a soft cervical collar at work. Break up the work day by standing for a couple of minutes every 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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Suffering from persistent back pain when sleeping at night or sitting down. Any resolutions?

Suffering from persistent back pain when sleeping at night or sitting down. Any resolutions?

See your dcotor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Best way of preventing back stiffness after prolonged walking in patient with m.S. For 31 years.?

Best way of preventing back stiffness after prolonged walking in patient with m.S. For 31 years.?

Not really: I am pleased for you that you are still walking. Stiffness is from the spacticity. Medications can help but do have side effects. If your walk is difficult, consider the 4 wheeled shopping cart design of walker that smooths out your balance and gait you may find this more comfortable and help you walk at a better speed. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent my legs from falling asleep when i'm in a wheelchair 24/7?

Are there any good ways to prevent my legs from falling asleep when i'm in a wheelchair 24/7?

Movement: Keep rotating or re-adjusting your legs and massaging or rubbing could help stimulate the nerves and muscles of your legs to keep them 'awake'. ...Read more

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Watching mobile screen all day from the past month,Increased eye blackouts after standing up from a sleeping position.No other symptoms.Eye Strain?

Watching mobile screen all day from the past month,Increased eye blackouts after standing up from a sleeping position.No other symptoms.Eye Strain?

Some ideas: If postural changes are causing visual symptoms, see your pcp to review. Get blood pressure checked for possible orthostatic changes. Meantime, take breaks from the cell phone. Try to find a healthier balance and make time to be with others face to face. Hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Don't have insomnia but having trouble falling asleep due to stress (staying asleep is fine). OTC/other temp remedies to help fall asleep?

Don't have insomnia but having trouble falling asleep due to stress (staying asleep is fine). OTC/other temp remedies to help fall asleep?

Insomnio: To have problems starting sleep or awakenings in mid sleep no matter are types of insomnia if happens for > 6 wks at least 3 X a week. Do relaxation methods/ exercises, increase sleep hygiene. Take camomil;e tea or malatonin as a first step ...Read more

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Been sitting at home 4 months laid off, start having trouble breathing, anxiety , and stressed out, what causes this?

Been sitting at home 4 months laid off, start having trouble breathing, anxiety , and stressed out, what causes this?

Anxiety and no work: Could be anxiety and stress related to not working, and the fears that might cause about bills, the next meal, etc. Best thing is to talk with your family doctor first, then make a plan to get out of the house and find some work--any work. You might be depressed as well. ...Read more

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Are there any recomended steps for relieving pain and discomfort when a toddler suffers from glue ear?

Are there any recomended steps for relieving pain and discomfort when a toddler suffers from glue ear?

??PAIN??: I doubt that any toddler has significant pain with glue ear.That is defined by the presence of fluid in the middle ear space. You only get pain with significant pressure like you have with infection.You can get a muffled feeling like when you need to pop your ears after a flight.Toddlers can have fluid for months without symptoms. Either way, ibuprofen can help with discomfort. ...Read more

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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?

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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?

Both: Unfortunately, one of earliest muscle groups to lose control of is the quads and hip flexors. These are the muscles needed to stand from a squatting condition. Deconditioning will also affect the same muscles. Fortunately, you can strengthen them with straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing. ...Read more

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Lower spine trouble, problem sitting, feel like laying down most of the time. Only 28 years old. Does constant work keep spine from aging? Treatment?

Lower spine trouble, problem sitting, feel like laying down most of the time. Only 28 years old. Does constant work keep spine from aging? Treatment?

Several things asked: For how long you are dealing with back pain? Any trauma or strenuous activity prior to onset (ex., lifting something heavy)? One of the problems to consider with problem sitting is a disc derangement. Usually this could be treated with medication, physical therapy, and if no improvement get an MRI. Facet joints also is in differential. Heavy lifting can make problem worse. ...Read more

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What are the best techniques for reducing fatigue at a standing desk?

What are the best techniques for reducing fatigue at a standing desk?

Move your body, get: Your blood flowing. Use the “at ease” position—feet shoulder width apart, shift weight from side to side, lean on desk. Use a tall stool, take walking breaks. Pad your feet—comfy shoes, insoles, anti-fatigue mat. Pad edge of the standing desk. Install a foot rail. Think positive--boosts energy level, tones muscles and burns more calories, makes work more fun because you can dance around a little! ...Read more

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Difficulty standing up from a kneeling or squatting position, what to do?

Difficulty standing up from a kneeling or squatting position, what to do?

Patellar pain.: You could have pain related to your kneecap joints, which are under a lot of stress when in a squatting or kneeling position. See a non-surgical sports medicine doctor, who may recommend medication and/or physical therapy. ...Read more

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What do physical therapists do for patients who are experiencing drops of blood pressure in upright position after prolonged bed rest?

What do physical therapists do for patients who are experiencing drops of blood pressure in upright position after prolonged bed rest?

Exercise: you need to develop your muscle tone again. This will be done variety of ways. You may temporarily need support hose, but your leg muscle is your pump for the blood vessels like your heart is a pump and the muscle tone needs to be brought back ...Read more

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Can bed rest staying in one position for a month cause Cervicogenic dizziness?

Can bed rest staying in one position for a month cause Cervicogenic dizziness?

Not likely: More likely postural reflexes became deconditioned. These reflexes help body maintain blood flow to brain when suddenly standing up &gravity pulls blood to feet. Usually reflexes return to normal after several days or weeks of spending time on feet. Vestibular system may also be deconditioned, and inner ear may need to re-adapt to standing/moving around. Vestibular training can help. ...Read more

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Symptoms: while seated with head between knees, dizzy, almost passing out, to the verge of unconsciousness & back for at least 15 minutes?

Symptoms: while seated with head between knees, dizzy, almost passing out, to the verge of unconsciousness & back for at least 15 minutes?

Grey out: Please see a doctor asap, or go to your closes emergency room. At your age, there are serious things that can cause your symptoms, such as irregular heart rhythms or threatened strokes which could be quite serious. I urge you to see a doctor asap and have yourself evaluated. ...Read more

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Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning. Pain lessened via ambulation. Help!?

Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning.  Pain lessened via ambulation.  Help!?

Sounds like an: Arthritic or degenerative issue with your low back or even sacroiliac joint. If it eases quickly, just make sure you are exercising regularly and not smoking as well as keeping your weight under control. Otherwise, try some otc medication if no medical reasons not to. If it persists, see your doctor for further guidance. ...Read more

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Advice relieving pain from standing at work?

Advice relieving pain from standing at work?

Pain: Gel mats can be used to decrease the impact of standing as can gel inserts in shoes. Consider seeing a pedorthist to get shoes that are optimal for prolonged standing. ...Read more

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What would you recommend for quad weakness that causes difficulty standing from kneeling?

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What would you recommend for quad weakness that causes difficulty standing from kneeling?

Various quad sets: Depending on your activity level and whether there is patella (kneecap) problems, there are many safe exercises for the quads. I do not recommend knee extension and knee flexion machines, which can make knee problems worse. I prefer straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing. Forcing yourself not to limp will also help. Lunges and squats are more difficult but effective. ...Read more