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Where can I buy this kind of silk fabric?

I am interested in purchasing patterned silk fabric, like the kind you see used in J Crew's kid's neck ties. Usually some kind of repeated pattern over a solid colored background. Kind of preppy looking. Does anyone know where you can get fabric like that? Is there some sort of secret underground network of suppliers in Italy or something? Thanks in advance!
posted by hellomina on Jun 20, 2016 - 5 answers

what to do about my crunchy neck

I've always had a very tight upper-back/shoulder/neck region, and over the past couple years (I am in my late twenties) I have noticed a crunchy crepitus noise in my neck/cervical spine region that is pretty much constant throughout the day, as in, when I take a deep breath or sit up straighter, I hear little popping and crunching noises. It's gotten to the point where I want to DO something about it, but I'm not sure what kind of doctor to go to, or how useful it will be in the near future, as I am currently pregnant and probably can't do too much in the way of x-rays and MRIs. Main question is - how normal/abnormal is this for my age, and what kind of doctor should I try to see? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Jun 1, 2016 - 11 answers

I need to stop sleeping on my face

Sleeping position is causing problems. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on May 22, 2016 - 13 answers

What to expect from c5-c6 fusion surgery?

YANMD. I am having surgery in March to correct a horrendously slipped disc (or two or three; I'm unclear thus far as to exactly how much they're operating). I have many questions, some of which I will be asking my neurosurgeon. Some questions here will help me with that conversation; I'm looking for feedback from people who have undergone this, and from medical folks who know about this sort of thing. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Feb 25, 2016 - 9 answers

postsurgical tales of terror-avoidance, pls share

I have some questions about upcoming ACDF surgery. [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Feb 10, 2016 - 10 answers

Herniated c5-c6 disk. You had surgery. How did it go?

The run-down: * 45 yo male. Very active (hiking, basketball, lifting weights). I AM HIGHLY DETERMINED TO CONTINUE THIS LIFESTYLE. * Bulge is off to the right. Some numbness and tingling in right arm * Mostly continuous pain. I've dealt with the for a year or so. PT helped at first, but the problem has gotten worse. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 3, 2015 - 4 answers

How to deal with neck aging?

I'm not really sure what to call this since it's not wrinkles or sagging.... it's just... easier to see the muscles underneath my skin? [more inside]
posted by manderin on Sep 20, 2015 - 8 answers

What is this weird neck bruise?

What is this mysterious dark patch (bruise?) on my neck? It's been there, unchanged (as far as I can tell) for a few days, possibly a week. It's right under a mole and not painful to the touch. It is definitely not a hickey, though it looks a lot like one. More info and a photo under the cut. [more inside]
posted by bonifate on Sep 2, 2015 - 12 answers

Where can I buy men's dress shirts that will fit my big fat neck?

I'm expecting to go on what might well be a slew of job interviews in the near future, but I can't button the top button on any dress shirt I own. [more inside]
posted by zeusianfog on Aug 31, 2015 - 17 answers

Birth control is driving me up the wall.

Can the Mirena IUD cause joint/back/neck pain, sore tendons, or clicking joints? A great deal of elaboration within. [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jun 3, 2015 - 15 answers

Help me keep my boyfriend's head on his neck, please!

Poor boyfriend just started grad school and has already strained his neck. Help me help him, please? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Oct 30, 2014 - 10 answers

How Urgently Do We Need Urgent Care?

Posting on behalf of my partner, whose bad tooth has worsened: the crown's gone. They're experiencing a throbbing headache towards the back of their head, "behind the eyes." While the pain has been off-and-on for a while, the last two days have been tough to get through. As of today, they also have a combination of pain/stiffness in the back of their neck. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jul 21, 2014 - 15 answers

V-shaped bruisey mark - cause for concern?

I have a v-shaped bluish-purple mark on the back of my neck, about 1" large. Is this cause for concern? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jul 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Cycling, Center of Gravity?

Three years ago, I inherited a solid Biachi road bike from my dad. I'm pretty into it now. I usually bike 50 - 100 miles on the weekends, but as that number has crept up, I've run into some some fit issues. Maybe you can help me out with some conceptual stuff. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 11, 2014 - 20 answers

Men's Neck Hair (and Shaving)

I have a question about men's neck hair and shaving; looking for input and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 9, 2014 - 15 answers

(Boston) - What is the cost of cervical disc surgery?

After 2 years of dealing with an insane doctor who told me that God and Tylenol will cure me, I finally got a new doctor who sent me to a neurologist who diagnosed me with a neck hernia or rather, C5 C6 disc herniation. In addition to MRI findings, they also found out that I have Clonus. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Apr 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Hypochondriasis meets actual illness?

How do you manage medical anxiety when it looks like it might be something? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Feb 8, 2014 - 14 answers

Why does my neck get splotchy when I'm hot or excited?

Whenever I have an animated conversation, whether in person or on the phone, my neck flushes bright splotchy red and feels super hot. [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jan 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Dark spots

A couple of months ago I noticed a couple of dark spots in the back of my neck. Now they are bigger (I was getting my hair cut, they thankfully don't have hair). I'm going to the doctor at some point in the future but I'm wondering if they are 'GO NOW' priority or 'Wait until I get paid'. Any ideas?
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2013 - 7 answers

What exercises can someone with cervical disc herniation (c3-c6) do?

After a nightmare MRI experience sometime in 2011 I found out that I have a cervical disc herniation on c3, c4, c5, c6. The pain was so severe that I was unable to move my neck to right side without feeling like I was going to pass out. Now that I've gotten my first coritsone shot and feel alive, I would love to work at gym on strentheting my cervical discs so I can beat this problem and avoid having to marry cortisone shots for the rest of my life. What are some excercise machines and workouts I can safely use to strengthen my neck without damaging it further? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Nov 14, 2013 - 16 answers

What was this pillow?

The last time I was in Canada, I slept on a magical pillow. I suffer from a dicky neck and this pillow was the most comfortable I've ever slept on. Unfortunately the owners of this pillow are away from home at the moment and can't tell me specifically what brand it was. This is where you come in Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by Erasmouse on Nov 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Oh my aching neck!

A friend was injured in a fall a few days ago. We were told by family members that he had broken his neck and might be paralyzed. His spouse has given some puzzling information about his treatments and my question is if these treatments seem plausible. YANHD etc. [more inside]
posted by tamitang on Sep 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Violinists of Metafilter, please save my neck!

I have recently started rehearsing for a show in which I will be acting and playing the violin. Exciting! But also, painful. How the fuck do I relax my neck? Help! [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Sep 12, 2013 - 7 answers

What's with the cracking neck??

In the past week my neck, specifically the back of the neck right where it connects to the base of my head, has been cracking several times a day. I'm not trying to do it intentionally - it happens when I do mundane things like turn my head or look up. It's strong enough to make me a little dizzy, or makes my head feel loose for a second, or alternately like it might seize up and stop moving altogether. Anyone have any experience with this?
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Jun 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Shoulder pain + yoga = ?

I am supposed to be doing a yoga class with my friend on Wednesday, this will be my first one in over a year, and I have some pain in my neck and shoulder at the moment, will this make it worse? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

The Case of the Invisible Lice

What in the world could be causing itchy scalp and neck for three members of the same family... but isn't lice? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 11, 2013 - 28 answers

Relax take it eeeeasy

How do you keep your back, neck and shoulders relaxed? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Apr 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Where can I buy a quality buckwheat pillow?

Where can I buy a quality buckwheat pillow in the DC area, or Maryland, or online? Or what do I need to look for to get a good one, and how much should I expect to pay? My aching neck is ready to try something new. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Apr 11, 2013 - 4 answers

pillows for neck problems

my brother Steve and I both have neck pains. We're considering buying the My Pillow we saw at Wal-Mart yesterday. The problem is it costs $60.00. Has anybody bought this thing and tried it out? What do you think? Please answer ASAP. Thanks.
posted by jesman on Mar 26, 2013 - 8 answers

one laptop for E.T. please

tech-savvy mefites: please help me find a laptop! (somewhat snowflakey) [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Feb 26, 2013 - 10 answers

North Londoners - tell me your back/neck pain witchdoctors

I've had recurring severe pain in my upper back and neck for the last four years. I don't know what to do next. Several years ago my brother saw a physiotherapist-type dude (other side of the country sadly or I'd be beating his door down) who cured his crippling shoulder pain. Do you know of someone in North London who can do this for me? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Feb 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Have jittery feeling in throat. Have seen 3 clinicians, now what?

Medical Issue: I have a subtle jittery/ticking sensation in my throat and I've seen a doctor and 2 PAs and no one seems to know what is going on. What should be my next steps? Important details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2013 - 11 answers

What could be causing regular neck/shoulder/bicep pain and spasms?

I started having regular pain through my right shoulder down to my right elbow a few months ago. Today, I keep having muscle spasms in the same bicep. Too broke for a doc visit...anyone else experienced this? [more inside]
posted by guyarcher on Oct 31, 2012 - 15 answers

Am I putting too much pressure on my head in this position?

Am I going to hurt my neck while masturbating? I'm female. No, not talking about erotic asphyxiation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

New mattress - new neck pain, help!

First night on the new mattress and I feel horrible - do I need a topper or a new pillow or ??? We replaced our sagging mushy tempurpedic with a new latex mattress yesterday and while it felt awesome when we first went to bed over the course of the night I went from comfy to miserable. I woke up exhuasted, with a headache and tight neck and shoulders. My husband slept great and he is the one with serious back pain, so I want to make this bed work for us. [more inside]
posted by snowymorninblues on Jun 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Extreme sensitivity

Anyone else extremely annoyed by anything touching their neck? Can this be overcome? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 answers

A pain in the neck

I just had surgery on my foot. Why does my neck hurt? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jun 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Guitar-string-like neck sensation...

What's wrong with my neck and how can I alleviate it? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Beam me out of here!

ErgonomicsFilter: Why do i want to lean back in my office chair so much? Is there a way to get my chair to stay tilted back so i'm not pushing with feet all day? plus bonus question! [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

What is this button on the back of the collar for?

I recently bought a new wool coat and upon examining at home, I found a small (~1/4"-diameter) button on the outside, under the collar, dead-center at the nape of the neck. What is this for? [more inside]
posted by Fortran on Feb 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me help my SO relax her neck and back

My SO's back and neck seem to be permanently tied in knots. She doesn't seem like a tense person, but her muscles indicate otherwise. I can massage her for a while, but it only does so much for her. Can anyone give me suggestions to help her relax her back and neck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 - 32 answers

What kind of doctor should I see about my sore neck and back?

What kind of doctor should I see about my neck and back pain? I'm not sure if it's a pinched nerve or muscular. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Botox for back pain

Have you had Botox injections for back/neck spasms and pain? Tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jan 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Mountain bike shoulder/neck pain?

I commute to work by bicycle, and I've noticed that my shoulders and neck are often sore at the end of my 45-minute ride. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Neck pain, please help :(

This is getting ridiculous. All I want is relief and a normal neck/upper back again . Brace yourselves for a long story and my thanks in advance for any help :( [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Nov 12, 2011 - 33 answers

Which muscle's giving me pain?

Which of my muscles is hurting and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 answers

YANMD, but please help me figure out how to fix this thing (without insurance) anyhow?

For a week now I've had this pressure/pulsing discomfort in my neck around my carotid area. It's not my throat; it is definitely related to my pulse somehow. The doctor I saw doesn't know what's wrong; who should I see/what should I do now? (snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

My mother never told me to stand up straight.

How do you improve your posture as an adult after a lifetime of slouching? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Sep 1, 2011 - 33 answers

help my neck feel better!

Sore neck, shoulder and arm from slouching in front of my computer. Any tips on making myself feel better? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Is my neck OK? Is my tummy OK?

Sudden neck pain and tummy troubles. Am I okay? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 16, 2011 - 8 answers

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