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What Is The Best Treatment For Short Neck
The length of ones: Neck does not determine if a person is obese or not. ...Read more
What to do if I have a really short neck and it's been bothering me for a while. Is there any way to lengthen it?
No: There is really no way to "lengthen" the neck in a skeletally mature adult. Even when we use traction, the minimal lengthening of the neck that occurs is not long standing. If you are having a lot of pain with it, the bigger question is to more precisely determine where the pain is coming form, as having a short neck is not in and of itself usually associated with pain. Consider being seen. ...Read more
I am 4'7 and I was born with scoliosis. Does having scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?
I have a short neck, and I want it to appear longer, is there anyway to elongate it's appearance?
Clothing: Talk to clothing consultant in one of the higher end stores. You may get good information simply off the internet. ...Read more
I have a short neck compared to my length but I don't snore. Can I have sleep apnea without snorig. Suffering from drowsiness and morning headaches?
See below: You may not realize you snore at night. Additionally, it is not so much snoring that makes up sleep apnea, but the gasping or choking for breath at night periodically. With those other symptoms you have as well, it is recommended you see a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
A 14 month old raises his hands around bright lights, gruntsand exhales. He is delayed, has curved pinky finger, eats non-food items and has a short neck. Autism?
Neurodevelopmental: Disorders of genetic origin can present with dysmorphism (unusual physical features), developmental delays & autistic behaviors. The asq & the m-chat screening tests are at firstsigns. Org. A pediatric visit with the results may lead to referral to a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician. Also, your state's early intervention program can assess development & provide therapy without a diagnosis. ...Read more
Sharp, short neck pains that shoot into fingers. Both sides. Occasional left side chest cramp. Good EKG, cardiac enzymes and chest X-ray. Heart issue?
What is the best treatment for the electric sensation that goes through the body when I suddenly bend my neck?
See below: The first step is to see a doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Believe it or not, many people have bulging discs and do not have any symptoms. A specialist in this area could help determine if this bulging disc is in fact the cause of symptoms and if so can usually prescribe a therapy program which should help. ...Read more
An MRI shows I have two herniated disks in my neck that causes me pain often, what is the best treatment?
1. If no direct effect on nerves or spinal cord, do not operate but use conservative p.T., and perhaps motorized cervical traction. An epidural steroid injection may help. Over time the disks may dessicate and shrink.
2. Nerve compression, spinal cord compressioin, indications for potential surgery.
3. Have spinal surgeon evaluate. ...Read more