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Can carrying a heavy baby around cause me to have neck pain and headaches?
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Especially if you carry the baby in front of you.
I suggest getting a backpack to carry the baby in as the weight will be more evenly distributed.

In brief: Yes
Especially if you carry the baby in front of you.
I suggest getting a backpack to carry the baby in as the weight will be more evenly distributed.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perhaps
Maybe. Try stretching your neck (move your head in all directions, side to side, forward backward, turning left & right).
Strengthen the muscles by isometric exercise. Push your head right, resisting with the hand, holding 30-60 seconds. To the same to the left, forward, and backward.

In brief: Perhaps
Maybe. Try stretching your neck (move your head in all directions, side to side, forward backward, turning left & right).
Strengthen the muscles by isometric exercise. Push your head right, resisting with the hand, holding 30-60 seconds. To the same to the left, forward, and backward.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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