what is going on with my shoulder blade and neck muscles? [more inside]
Camping spot near Savannah, GA that isn't populated by RVs? Looking to head out 2-3 hours north or south to find a primitive camp site with a group of 5 friends. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Where should I start - a chiropractor, a sports massage, an orthopedist, acupuncture or what? [more inside]
Your favourite 'Back' and 'Return' songs. Music fans - hit me! [more inside]
Is the "hip pocket" the front pocket or the back pocket? [more inside]
Hoping someone can help diagnose what my lower back pain is. [more inside]
I need ideas and inspirational stories on finding a new way to make a living. [more inside]
My four year old desktop has started crashing on a semi regular basis and now I belatedly want to start backing up the things I have on it... help me choose an external hard drive [more inside]
My boyfriend wants to return to school and get a degree in psychology, but isn't sure of the best way to do so, especially considering the caliber of schools he is targeting. [more inside]
Cars that have seats like minivans? [more inside]
Advice for sudden back problem? [more inside]
How best to work with a rheumatologist to resolve severe neck/upper back pain that's lasted for over two months?
My fiancée has been experiencing severe upper back and neck pain for about the last two months. Our GP is finally going to refer her to a rheumatologist. How can we work best with the rheumatologist to diagnose and resolve this pain as quickly as possible? Way more details inside. [more inside]
"Pop!" goes... my entire body? [more inside]
Have a slightly fickle lower back after a car wreck (have had phys therapy etc) and tweaked it moving furniture this weekend. Does anyone have a good massage therapist in the Downtown Los Angeles or East Hollywood area that specializes in massaging that kind of issue?
I often lose text that I've written in a web page by accidentally hitting a link and page changes (instead of in a new tab). Is there anything I can do to always save the text on the previous page? [more inside]
To get back together or not to get back together....that is the question....(of course it's a lot messier than that.........) [more inside]
Cash back? Why? [more inside]
How best to support my back and feet? [more inside]
The left side of my upper back and neck are consistently crick-y, cracky and tight. Once in a while it's painful, but at all hours of the day, I can stretch the muscles and bones in the area and get some clicky sounds. Can you recommend ways that I can alleviate this? [more inside]
Sometimes when I stretch my back, it kind of pops and hurts sharply, what's up with that? [more inside]
A friend has a serious back injury and I want to help him negotiate the maze of advice he will face. [more inside]
Are there alternatives to the lotus position for classic meditation that don't leave the back unsupported? I've found that sitting in an unsupported position, or in a chair that doesn't have a seat back, ends up making my back ache rather strongly. I've thought about investigating meditation (and looking into the more classical, early practices), but have wondered if there's a "kosher" (accepted in the discipline) way of doing the more classical meditations while having your back completely supported (by lying on the ground, or doing it in a chair, or what have you).
Where has my Google Apps IMAP gone? [more inside]
Intense lower back pain on the left side. It's also painful down the side of my left leg. After being stiff and mostly inactive this winter I was doing some deep knee beds and intense hamstring stretches, now I'm in a huge amount of pain. My health insurance has a hefty deductible and am hoping to avoid the doctor's office. Any ideas on what to do to relieve the pain?
Webbrowsing/Internet Explorer 6 Filter: When reading a long webpage(usually several screen lengths), I often click on a link that's part way down. IE goes to that webpage in the same window(as it should). However, when I click back, I often find that I am at the top of the first page. I'm pretty sure it always used to scroll down to where I was before I clicked on the link. Now it only does that sometimes. I know this is minor, but it bugs me sometimes. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
For school, we are required to have this bumper sticker on either our back bumpers or back windshield. I am highly anti-bumper sticker, so I have not even considered placing the sticker on my bumper, thats out of the question. Is there an "easy" way or method or trick to place the sticker on the inside of my back windshield that can be easily removed?
My mother recently traded in a 2004 Subrau Outback and bought a 2007 model of the same car a few weeks ago. She loved the car when test driving and was very happy with it for the first few weeks. Now she is finding that it is aggravating her back problems and causing her extreme amounts of pain. She has tried adjusting the seat in all ways and even called her doctor (who wasn't much help, so she's going to try to talk to someone else) [more inside]
My husband has a huge knot in the muscles at the small of his back (right where his spine meets his pelvis, very close to the spine). He's clearly in a great deal of discomfort, and wants me to massage the area (which I'm happy to do), but what else can he try? (He's already refused to go to the doctor or use a stick-on heat pack, and we don't own a heating pad.) Suggestions as to stretches, massage techniques, and other things we haven't thought of are welcome.
Is intense back pain when I sneeze an indicator of a serious spinal problem? [more inside]
Mid-back pain when seated-----help! [more inside]
How do I straighten up my back? [more inside]
Accidentally split a twenty dollar bill in half. What's the best way to put it back together?
What is, and how useful is, if at all, interferential electrotherapy? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience using inversion tables to treat back pain? Do they work? Bonus: any credible studies you know about or can find discussing the use/pros/cons of inversion tables? [more inside]
Help me with this mystery pain (long post, sorry) [more inside]
Is there a term for writing only on the right-hand page of notebooks then flipping the notebook over and working from back cover to front cover? [more inside]
Where can I find the a photo of the Delorean from Back to the Future streaking off leaving a trail of flames behind it (and preferably with Dr. Emmett Brown standing behind looking dumbfounded)? [more inside]
I planned to ask about finding low-cost help for depression. But I'm asking about joint pain instead. [more inside]
What are your experiences with non-surgical alternatives to a herniated lower back disc? [more inside]
Is it possible for a guy to shave his own back? I recently became single and would like to know if they make an extra long razor or an attachment that would enable me to shave my back. By the way my girlfriend was a pain in the butt. -wolfman
I hurt my lower back playing tennis. Help! [more inside]
I seem to have had kidney stones continuously since January. Should I be going to my doctor? And how do you manage to collect them for analysis? [more inside]
I test drove a Nissan Versa and I liked the car very much, but felt that maybe my lower back hurt after 45 minutes or so of driving--even though the seat felt good when I first climbed into it. Otherwise, great value. And when I talk to other people who own this car, they tell me how comfortable the seats are. I'm 5'11", 160 pounds--pretty average I would suppose. So my question: 1) How likely is it that my back will "adjust" to the car? 2) If the seat doesn't work after awhile, has anyone had success with lumbar support products (pillows, etc.)--or is that just wishful thinking? [more inside]
I commonly feel a moment of extreme fatigue and drowsiness after a good back cracking. Why?
Why does my back spasm when someone talks behind my back (in the literal sense)? [more inside]
I know you ANAV, and even if you are, you ANMV. Which is exactly the point, because I'm not sure if my vet has this diagnosis right. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a back cushion that heats the entire back rather than just the lower back? [more inside]
How can I learn to sleep better, so I don't constantly wake up with back pain? [more inside]
What is wrong with my back? It hurts MUCH during the night, gets better during the day. Yes I will see a doctor. [more inside]
Let me preface this question by saying that I work in retail. More specifically, I work in a slightly smaller than K-Mart national chain big-box store specializing in low quality clothing and home crap. Anywayz: I fell at work. Actually what happens was that the entire back wall of the checkout lane I was using fell as I was leaning against it and took me with it. Yes. Best day ever. What do I do? [more inside]