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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...
Hello, I have been having sharp throbbing pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders. This pain has been going on for a few weeks. I also have bad pain all around the top of my head. The pain occurs at night and in the morning when I wake up and usually last all day long. It may go away for a couple hours throughout the day but it does come back. Other symptoms I am experiencing is nausea, occasional tenderness, I feel emotional and vulnerable, and there is pressure in my head and I do feel it when I move it or sit still. I do not feel any pressure in my eyes or any vision problems and I do not hear any swishing in my ears. I have tried over the counter medications such as Advil, Aleve, and Excedrin migraine. But none of them work. I have also been experiencing shortness of breath in the morning for the past few days, feeling very cold before going to bed and a sharp pain going across my upper abdomen. I have gone to the doctor and he wasn’t very much help...
Full Question: I had a bad whiplash and a cracked sacrum in 1995 from a work related injury. From that point until now, I have suffered with migraine headaches. was awarded lifetime medical benefits for injuries sustained from the accident. Recently, I have been denied worker's compensation medical benefits based upon the premise that my headaches could no longer stem from this accident. had never had a migraine before that accident. Is it possible to have indefinite headaches caused by a brain trauma? Is there any research you could point me to? Thank you for any information you can provide. Christa. Answer: Dear Christa; Whiplash injuries, particularly of the neck are certainly known to be triggers of, or promoters of frequent Migraines. Traumatic brain injury has post-concussional Migraines and headaches as one of the top 3 symptoms after such an accident. I would look up Russell Packard’s articles on this topic published in Headache 10-12 years ago...
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