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Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?

Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?

Muscular features.: As stretching helps it is likely this is muscular pain. Mid upper back ache is often posture related. Heat, stretching and Ibuprofen may be helpful, but if it persists you should see your doctor and get a chest xray.

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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If I stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will I grow taller? Also taking multivitamins

If I stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will I grow taller? Also taking multivitamins

NO, however...: I know of no evidence that stretches increase growth. Most men stop growing around age 18 but some will grow until age 21 or so. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone is far more likely to help than stretches. See http://www. Thebodywellusa. Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels-naturally/ for info on how to ways to do this!

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Pain n back 7mths after lung collapse?

Pain n back 7mths after lung collapse?

Lung collapse: Pain not likelu related to the collapse per se. It could be related to the manner in which it was treated - for example chest tube or operation. That is if you are referring to pneumo thorax, air around the lung causing its collapse.

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How fast can the cervical spine collapse if osteoporosis?

How fast can the cervical spine collapse if osteoporosis?

Not fast: Although the spine can suffer vertebral fractures from osteoporosis, cervical spine fragility fractures are very uncommon. You are more likely to suffer fractures of the lower thoracic or upper lumber spine.

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Can severe osteoporosis in the neck cause the discs to collapse and make you lose height? And cause horrendous pain?

Can severe osteoporosis in the neck cause the discs to collapse and make you lose height? And cause horrendous pain?

Yes and no.: Severe pain in the neck could come from a collapsed vertebra or from a protruding disc irritating a nerve or the spinal cord. The osteoporosis doses not cause a disc to collapse. Xrays or MRI may help explain the pain.

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Hi my daughters 12 and she has been having really severe pain in her back that causes her to faint or collapse. She has seen many doctors.?

Pain and fainting: Two things - back pain should always be evaluated by a physician. And syncope (fainting) should also be evaluated for cardiac or neurogenic causes. Sometimes, people have situational syncope - severe pain can cause them to faint, or stressful situations (getting blood drawn or speaking to a crowd).

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Can a cervical spine collapse rapidly in a 90 year old?

Can a cervical spine collapse rapidly in a 90 year old?

Possible: Depends upon many underlying conditions apart from age -alone.Osteoporosis a major factor. Trauma, bit d deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis among other cau, ses.

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I love to workout. I just had a right lung collapse. When and how to start back working out?

Pneumothorax: Generally excellent recovery saw your other question too depends on findings, and interventions like chest tube, or vats smoker emphysema age othe pulmonary diseases family be careful for a month or so. Surgeon will get x-ray to be sure you are expanded and no problem. Start like a novice and work back to full, program. Pain-stop fatigue-rest.

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With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?

With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?

Albuterol use: Usually prematurity/prolonged need for ventilator and/or oxygen cause chronic lung disease. So it is not unusual that a bronchodilator would be used. Albuterol/atrovent (ipratropium) work by relaxing muscles in the airway making breathing easier, and to a lesser extent, atrovent (ipratropium) decreases mucus production. Typically, in non-urgent use is 4h. Albuterol is used in emegent situations more frequently guided by md.

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Collapse her lungs in order to do the operation in this part of the upper back (thoracic vertebrae), what does this mean?

Collapse her lungs in order to do the operation in this part of the upper back (thoracic vertebrae), what does this mean?

Routine: Means the operation will be done through the chest. Exposure of the spine requires collapsing the lung on that side. The anesthesiologist uses a special breathing tube that allows him or her to selectively ventilate one or both lungs. At the end of the operation, the lung is reinflated. A drain is often left in the chest for a day or two and then removed. This is fairly routine stuff.

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X-ray of 62 yrs women shows loss of lumbar lordosis, partial vertebral collapse seen at d12 & sponsdylosis. What to do? Is it curable?

X-ray of 62 yrs women shows loss of lumbar lordosis, partial vertebral collapse seen at d12 & sponsdylosis. What to do? Is it curable?

What symptoms?: The pain associated with these findings is treatable and usually does well with a conservative approach. Spondylosis is a generic term that basically means "aging of the spine." everyone gets it does not have to be painful. Does well with anti- inflammatories and physical therapy. These help muscle spasm/posture (lordosis loss). If vertebral collapse painful, brace or injection. See physiatrist.

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I have an numb/ burning/ sharp pain in my collarbone, upper back and ribs. I also get light headed and collapse sometimes?

I have an numb/ burning/ sharp pain in my collarbone, upper back and ribs. I also get light headed and collapse sometimes?

Injuries?: Any injuries to the head/neck region recently? Before you answer "no", think, even subtle situations? Talk to your doctor about your concern, they can start with some simple tests to rule out serious causes of your symptoms.

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Back surgry 5 yrs ago. Yard work yestrdy sore today. This AM one foot caught in root as stepped off ledge. If step wrong pain and legs collapse?

Back surgry 5 yrs ago. Yard work yestrdy sore today. This AM one foot caught in root as stepped off ledge. If step wrong pain and legs collapse?

See your surgeon now: leg instability with new injury after surgery suggests old problems becoming new again, or new problems. Either way, this needs to be diagnosed quickly. See a pain doc or you surgeon to get diagnostics and get this fixed

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What's the pain I feel in my back when breathing deeply? Prev had chest infection. Xray done show no lung collapse but have slight pain near shoulder.

What's the pain I feel in my back when breathing deeply? Prev had chest infection. Xray done show no lung collapse but have slight pain near shoulder.

Inflammatory pain: "chest infection" or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the lining around the lung called the pleura and cause what is medically termed as "pleuritic pain" this can last upto 6 weeks from the time you had pneumonia or bronchitis. If it lasts longer then it may need further workup.

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What are some different kinds of back stretches?

What are some different kinds of back stretches?

Website: This website lists many simple stretches you can do: http://www. Wikihow. Com/Stretch-Your-Back Good luck!

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What are good lower back stretches?

What are good lower back stretches?

HATHA YOGA: Look into a beginners hatha yoga class. It consists of a series of "poses" that works on strength and flexibility of the whole body but especially the "core". Doing stretches from a book or handout is like learning to be a doctor only from a book. You need someone to instruct you to make sure you are doing the exercises/stretches correctly. Otherwise, you may cause injury and defeat the purpose.

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Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months. Excercise an 1hr a day. Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months. Excercise an 1hr a day. Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?

Consider vascular: Doppler studies are ultrasounds that can check for arterial and venous bloodflow. The "pulsation feeling" may be an indication that a vascular problem is present. Ask your pcp about this. Many facilities will offer free screenings for pad (peripheral arterial disease). If there is something noted, a vascular specialist may be consulted.

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What does a collapse sac mean?

What does a collapse sac mean?

Out of Context: That question is so ambiguous and out of context that it is impossible to comment on.

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What could cause someone to suddenly collapse?

Explanation: Thousands of reason. Your question should be more specific. For example, age, previous medical problems, drug use, medications, circumstances of this collapse, as minimum.