When I was in jr high I had wry neck. The pain is intense and you can not move your head. Anyway, two other times I believe it has come back. I did not return to the doctor. The second time was years ago when I fell on some ice. This time I think it's because I started lifting weights again (after a long time off) and I dorked something up in there. The pain is almost as intense but extends a little down in to back behind the shoulder. It takes a few days before the pain lets up enough to be manageable but even after a weak I can turn my head and still feel it. There is also like a "click" or twitch or something when I move my head a certain way. What should I do about this? Is it worth going to the doctor and paying some money for them to tell me what? Deal with it? What kind of exercise can I do for those muscles? The only thing I do is pop tylenol (how much can you really take before it dorks your liver?) and take long hot showers.
perianal cyst treatment. I have a perianal cyst which periodically becomes inflamed and then returns to normal. I usually get a prescription from the doctor for an antibiotic which helps reduce the inflammation. I take fiber supplements to loosen the stools so bowel movements are not so painful. I have recently had an inflammation which hasn't responded as quickly as usual. I'm aware that surgery is the treatment of choice for this problem however I've had a number of surgeries in the last 5 years that make me very reluctant to once again return to the hospital. I've had triple bypass surgery, emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix, a carotid scraping which was somewhat bungled and resulted in my losing my voice for 6 months, shoulder surgeries... well you get the picture. I'm looking for recommendations to alleviate the pain and help treat this without surgery at this time, such as sitz baths etc... I just can't bear the thought of another surgery right now.
Is this my submandibular salivary gland and why does it hurt when I'm sick? [more inside]
I'm about to lose my health insurance. What can I do? [more inside]
So I am living in a hotel for the past month. Every day the maid leaves a standard hotel branded chocolate on my bedstand. Every night when I arrive I put the chocolate on a drawer. [more inside]
I am looking for an extra long exercise DVD. I need one that is at least 1 hour long, but preferably closer to 2 hours. [more inside]
How can I develop a healthier lifestyle despite my significant lack of initiative? [more inside]
5 Day poker session planned... practical & poker advice needed. [more inside]
I never used to bruise easily, and now I do... [more inside]
Nutrition filter: I am looking for unique ideas for making quick, easy, heathy, inexpensive dinners (in my case, for two) every night... or at least most nights. "Dinner Hacks" you might say. I feel like I've tried all the standard "solutions" already (for example, cooking a few big meals on the weekend and eating leftovers the rest of the week). There must be something else I can try. [more inside]
Is my chiropractor talking nonsense? I have been seeing a cranial chiropractor since hurting my neck in a car crash. So today in my session she was gently fingering the top of my spine, base of my skull area, and she said that she had pinpointed the problem area because she could feel my nerves 'fizzing'. I think she is right about finding the location of the injury cause thats where I get the most pain when she touches me. But can she really be feeling my nerves fizz. Is that scientifically possible?
Another food/exercise/energy question: how do I arrange my life and diet so I can do two hours of a martial art every night for ten days? [more inside]
I have been told recently that a short (say 20 minutes) series of sprints, hard workouts, is more efficient and better all around for fitness than slow long distance walking or running (jogging)...true or not?
A friend of mine is having mental health issues. How can I best help them? [more inside]
Where can I learn to ride a bike as an adult in the NYC area? [more inside]
Want to get healthier. In which order should I fix my three vices for optimal success? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good medical dictionary. [more inside]
The "new, state of the art" cardio machines at my gym always tell me my heart rate is unreasonably high (170 beats per minute) even though I'm working at a level where I can still maintain a breathy conversation. Occasionally, the machine will say my heart rate is something totally wacky, like 220. [more inside]
Can you kick your own butt? [more inside]
Self Employed-Health Insurance? Company Inc'ed in better-rate state? [more inside]
What are the newest treatments and studies involving Primary Biliary Cirrhosis? I don't have access to scholarly resources at home, but I am close to a major university. [more inside]
What do you do if you have a big crush on your doctor? Assuming there are no complications such as marriages and they're not treating you for any illnesses. Anything? Nothing? Just keep your crush to yourself and go on with life? Or cross that line?
Should I be concerned about subterranean living? [more inside]
When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
Is it ethical/legal to ask your employer to lay you off? [more inside]
Anyone ever dislocate a shoulder? Any physical therapists around? [more inside]
I would like to buy an exercise bicycle for a friend who wants to cardio train, but has terrible knees. However, I know nothing of exercise bicycles. [more inside]
What are the effects of sleep deprivation? [more inside]
Leukocytosis: Anyone have any experience with it...and it didn't turn out to be something scary? [more inside]
Why does red wine make me overheat? [more inside]
Help me get over food poisoning. [more inside]
How long does it take for STD symptoms to appear? [more inside]
Experiences with rhinoplasty (nose job)? And, can anyone recommend a good plastic surgeon? [more inside]
If you've just bumped into something quite hard, why does it seem to help if you rub the area very hard... [more inside]
I currently have an excellent health insurance plan - however, it does not cover a medication my doctor would like to prescribe. It is available on my spouse's plan, however. I don't want to change insurers because my doctor only accepts my exisiting company, and I want to keep her. However, I can get onto my spouse's policy for quite a bit less than the monthly cost of the medication. Is this legal? Ethical? Are there any pitfalls? Would one insurance company be able to share information about my medical history with another? Would there be trouble for me if I became seriously ill? Thanks!
I seem to catch a cold every time I travel to Florida. Why? [more inside]
I have a work schedule that demands I be away from home for 10 to 12 hours per day, thus making it difficult to fit in a healthy diet. To make matters worse, my position requires a lot of repetitive manual labor (moving and rewinding heavy reels of film, etc.), which is taxing on my poor, overworked muscles. I need suggestions on high energy food that's cheap, doesn't need to be refrigerated, and tastes good (if such a thing exists). [more inside]
Should I sell my business or change direction? I own a busy acupuncture practice seeing about 80 - 100 people a week. I have a waiting list of about five months for new patients. I went into a caring profession in order to help and support people and ended up burned out and exhausted. [more inside]
Why doesn't my furnace have a sterilizer? [more inside]
Help my 7-year-old daughter hear me. (Medical, not behavioral issue) [more inside]
Boxes! I'm looking for small, stackable, attractive boxes. [more inside]
Why am I getting muscle cramps in the strangest of places? [more inside]
What's eating me? Much, much, [more inside]
Is eating cheese made from unpasteurised milk dangerous? If so, to whom? [more inside]
I'm ready to put away the Sea Breeze. Help me choose a grownup skin care regimen that works. [more inside]
I have a question about colds. Why do folks get them when the weather gets colder? Don't germs and viruses and what not typically thrive in the heat? Do other illnesses thrive when it gets cold?
How much should I weigh? [more inside]
Why would I, an asthmatic man, all the sudden start having abnormal breathing issues? (Note: I am not using Ask MeFi as a substitute for a doctor's opinion) [more inside]
I've been sick a lot in the last two years. And not just cold sick, I've had pneumonia and bronchitis at least 4 times a year. It seems to be triggered by physical work. [more inside]
Incontinence filter: My father, while more or less OK, has some health problems that have affected him mentally and physically. My Mom and I can deal with this, but what's difficult is that he's got some control issues with his bodily functions - it's very hard for him to travel, and sometimes even to go out to dinner. We need to find a solution. [more inside]