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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...
I have had several concussions throughout my life and about 4 months ago I hit my head during a remodeling project and got another concussion. Shortly after that I began getting SEVERE pressure headaches usually around the base of my neck or on the left side of my head. I have been diagnosed with post concussive syndrome during a trip to our ER and was referred to a neurologist. I've had CT scan & MRI and everything appears normal. I've even been to an ophthalmologist to have the pressure in my eyes checked to rule out psuedotumor. My headaches are not getting any better and last several days. I also have a permanent buzzing sound in my ears that's driving me crazy. Please help! Linda.
Not all neurologists know how to treat post concussive syndrome. Many headache specialists do. Your best bet would be to call the offices of headache specialists and ask how much experience t...
We’ve heard a lot about concussions in the news, whether it’s pro football players, college football players, soccer players or others. But how seriously are the powers-that-be taking the risk of concussions in players. Based on a story by the Houston Chronicle , I’d say it’s pretty seriously.
Reporting on the concussion protocol used to assess Houston Texan wide receiver Andre Johnson, Houston Chronicle reporter David Barron detailed an extensive process that has been put in place to protect players. For instance, an observer in the upper reaches of the stadium scans the field to identify players who may require an assessment for a possible concussion. Players are assed by an independent neurological observer who is assigned to each sideline and who is not affiliated with a team.
The independent observer uses a sideline assessment tool that reviews a player’s orientation, memory, concentration, balance and symptoms if a player is suspected to have having ...
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