A recent task force has determined that women are at higher risk for developing neck pain than men. What accounts for this gender difference? A number of factors contribute to neck pain including coping skills, personalities, work environments and physical activities. But, as a patient eloquently stated while lifting her shirt, "What about these?" Are breasts a major contributor to the higher incidence of neck pain in women? In 1996, our judicial system examined the evidence and determined (Bancroft v Tecumseh Products) that breast reduction surgery was indeed medically necessary to relieve headache , neck pain and shoulder pain. This verdict establishes the cause and effect relationship between breasts and neck pain.
A closer examination into the breast risk factor can illuminate a multitude of reasons why size A, B, C, D, or DD really matters to the spine. Let's think in terms of triple "B's".
B reasts :
Are your breasts big, small, not at all (absent) or just righ...
Alternative Names Paralysis; Paresis; Loss of movement; Motor dysfunction Home Care Sudden loss of muscle function is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical help. After you have received medical treatment, your doctor may recommend some of the following measures: Follow your prescribed therapy. If the nerves to your face or head are damaged, you may have difficulty chewing and swallowing or closing your eyes. In these cases, a soft diet may be recommended. You will also need some form of eye protection, such as a patch over the eye while you are asleep. Long-term immobility can cause serious complications. Change positions often and take care of your skin. Range-of-motion exercises may help to maintain some muscle tone. Splints may help prevent muscle contractures , a condition in which a muscle becomes permanently shortened. Call your health care provider if Muscle paralysis always requires immediate medical attention. If you notice gradual weakening or problems with a muscle, get medical ...
Inherited myopathy, MD
Symptoms vary with the different types of muscular dystrophy.
All of the muscles may be affected. Or, only specific groups of muscles may be affected, such as those around the pelvis, shoulder, or face. Muscular dystrophy can affect adults, but the more severe forms tend to occur in early childhood.
Mental retardation (only present in some types of the condition)
Muscle weakness that slowly gets worse
Delayed development of muscle motor skills Difficulty using one or more muscle groups
Eyelid drooping ( ptosis ) Frequent falls Loss of strength in a muscle or group of muscles as an adult Loss in muscle size
Problems walking (delayed walking)
Signs and tests
A physical examination and your medical history will help the doctor determine the type of muscular dystrophy. Specific muscle groups are affected by different types of muscular dystrophy.
The doctor's ex...
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