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What Does Neck Strain Feel Like
Can neck strain cause vertigo? Slept on my neck wrong, now it is aching and i feel off balance. Been happening pretty often lately.
No: Separate issues see ENT md for vertigo/ off balance see rehab md may get immediate relief by neck position as sleep. Wrap your arm around pillow next to chest so arms are 'down' while sleeping head pillow has to be firm enough, and head must beperpendicular to your shoulder and not touching your shoulder as you sleep. ...Read more
Ergonomics: Arrange computer station to minimize strain: monitor straight ahead or slightly below line of sight; keyboard at proper height; forearms supported; comfortable, adjustable chair. Take breaks to stretch & exercise neck & shoulder muscles. Use tylenol/nsaid judiciously. Moist heat to neck & shoulders. Neck massage by trained person (some even come to workplace). ...Read more
After getting made fun of by one of the docs, I will re-phrase my q. Are there any ways to safely lift weights to tone underarms without neck strain?
I'm no trainer: but if you lie on your back with you neck supported on the bench, you can take some light free weights and hold them in your hand and push up into the air while keeping in position. That will help you triceps (underarms). Suggest youtube for triceps exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should resolve: Neck/shoulder strains should resolve with time and appropriate conservative management. There should not be any long term effects on your body. ...Read more
NECK STRAIN: Warm compress will dilate the blood vessels on your neck to relieve the strain. ...Read more
Pain in left temple, burning sensation for over 3 weeks now. Neck strain being investigated but I'm concerned it's something worse?
TMJ: Check your TMJ. Is there clicking? Pain on chewing? Probably a combination of TMJ and neck. Look in mirror. Practice seeing your jaw relax. ...Read more
I have neck strain. Dont know whether its a muscle strain or not. To relieve the pain i apply 'volini' but it does not last long. I sleep on 2 pillows?
Motion testing: When your neck hurts, one way to assess the cause is to slowly move your neck in flexion, extension, side to side and then lowering each ear to your shoulder. With significant muscle involvement, you will feel the particualr area of the muscle resist your motion. If you, instead hear a gentle popping, that may signal a joint issue. ...Read more
Misdiagnoses of neck strain meant the costochondral separation was not treated properly in the acute phase. After two years, is there hope to heal?
Prolotherapy: You can heal from costochondral injuries with specialized injections to promote ligament healing and stability. Perhaps the back pain and headaches are also part of the picture. Seek an experienced physician in prolotherapy and manual medicine techniques to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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