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Short Neck (Definition)

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How can I treat a short neck?

How can I treat a short neck?

Usually not treated: Short neck is a normal variant. Ocassionally associated with various syndromes such as turner's syndrome, but usually just a normal variant. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Maybe: There are certain genetic disorders that that can affect you your stature and have related scoliosis. See you orthopaedic spinal specialist for a complete physical. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are u fat if you have a short neck?

The length of ones: Neck does not determine if a person is obese or not. ...Read more

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I have a short neck, is there anyway to elongate it?

I have a short neck, is there anyway to elongate it?

No: Medicine can't change this. I doubt surgery could correct this, and even if it could, it might be much more of an undertaking then you want! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Possibly: There are some cases of scoliosis that are associated with other musculoskeletal disorders. Klippel-feil syndrome, for example, is a condition in which patients have a partially fused, short neck and 60percent of them also have an associated scoliosis. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No a neurology issue: Neck pain with shooting into fingers is likely problem of cervical spine and it's nerves which cause shooting pain in hands
Left sided chest cramps might be due to muscular spasm ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for the electric sensation that goes through the body when I suddenly bend my neck?

What is the best treatment for the electric sensation that goes through the body when I suddenly bend my neck?

Need diagnosis: This is a definitive sign of a problem involving the posterior columns of your spinal cord. This can be seen in multiple sclerosis, pernicious anemia, and even spinal stenosis. You absolutely need to evaluate why it is present, and get the underlying problem treated! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in your neck?

What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in your 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

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What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

Heat, etc: Neck muscle spasms generally respond best w/ heat, massage and possibly a muscle relaxant. Nsaids might be helpful temporarily. If they perist I would encourage u to see your pcp or ors for evaluation and the reason why your spasms are occurring. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

Several: Treatment for neck pain/occipital headaches may include: physical therapy, massage, accupuncture, trigger point injections, chiropractic and occipital nerve blocks. You may want to start with the least invasive treatments first. ...Read more

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An MRI shows I have two herniated disks in my neck that causes me pain often, what is the best treatment?

An MRI shows I have two herniated disks in my neck that causes me pain often, what is the best treatment?

Two directions: 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

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What is the best treatment for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI and sinus infection.

Wry neck: You may have a wry neck as a result of your uri. Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep, without a pillow. Apply a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself while you are sleeping. Take Ibuprofen for the pain. It should take about a week to get better. ...Read more