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I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Chiropractor used a percussion (thumping/drumming) handheld massager on my upper back for a couple minutes yesterday. Concerns?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Chiropractor used a percussion (thumping/drumming) handheld massager on my upper back for a couple minutes yesterday. Concerns?

No: What you described would not affect pregnancy. I trust that for the sake of your health and your baby's health you are under the care of an obstetrician. If not see one at your earliest. Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Burning head like acid being poured on it vertigo scalp tenderness MRI CT blood work emg EEG tilt table carotid/ transcranial doppler all normal??????

Burning head like acid being poured on it vertigo scalp tenderness MRI CT blood work emg EEG tilt table carotid/ transcranial doppler all normal??????

Occipital neuralgia: We call this occipital neuralgia. Sometimes due to a condition known as arnold chiari malformation, sometimes due to disc in upper neck sometimes due to arthritis in the neck and sometimes just can't find cause, just have to treat it. Tegretol works fairly good for this. ...Read more

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Headache for 3 weeks from top of forehead to base at my neck. light sensitive - more artificial lights inside than out & 'feel' steps on amatripalyn.

Headache for 3 weeks from top of forehead to base at my neck. light sensitive - more artificial lights inside than out & 'feel' steps on amatripalyn.

Adjust meds: You will need to revisit your psychiatrist that prescribed your med in the first place to suggest an adjustment, which appears necessary based on your symptoms... ...Read more

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So what's the deal does indoor light effect renova (tretinoin). ? Ie. Iphone light , tv light or florissant bathroom lights ? Please explain in full

Light with UV: In general the light in the visible spectrum is not as dangerous ( even an ez bake oven uses visible light ) as the light in the uv spectrum. These other sources are unlikely to amuse any damage unless held extremely close for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

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Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you. ...Read more

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Progressive, extremely severe thoracic back pain at night, for months. Tried chiro, massage, accu, nsaids, antacids.MRI w/o contrast was normal.Ideas?

Progressive, extremely severe thoracic back pain at night, for months. Tried chiro, massage, accu, nsaids, antacids.MRI w/o contrast was normal.Ideas?

Diagnose: What you really need now is a diagnosis. Why would a 30 yo have sever back pain with a normal MRI? It suggests it may be non musculoskeletal. Things like pancreatitis, ulcer disease, and a variety of medical conditions can cause back pain. You may need to start over with a detailed exam and further studies to explain the source of your pain. Then appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more

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Is foam rolling and/or light stretching good or bad for abdominal muscle strain?

Is foam rolling and/or light stretching good or bad for abdominal muscle strain?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain is a tear of the muscle fibers. After a prescribed period of R.I.C.E treatment, it is appropriate to do LIGHT stretching to prevent the muscle from tightening down during healing. But it must be done gently! Remember, when recovering from a strain, if it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use heating pad or salonpas on my stiff neck while i'm 8wks pregnant?

Is it safe to use heating pad or salonpas  on my stiff neck while i'm 8wks pregnant?

Yes: Should not be a problem. These contain menthol and a salicylate and should not harm your fetus, but might check with your obstetrician for their take on this issue. Have a great baby. ...Read more