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Query: Hello doctor, Is it a bad idea to sleep with a pool noodle along your spine? I am trying to work on my posture since I am getting arm pains. I am doing lots of stretching, exercises, and foam rolling. The foam rolling made me think about sleeping on something similar to get extra benefit. A pool no... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not try unusual methods as sleeping for six to eight hours in an unusual position may be more harmful and cannot be equated to a foam roller as its use is controlled and for a short duration. The pool noodle, being softer, will not provide the deep tissue massage ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Once in two days, I get muscle pain or cramps in my rhomboid major. My T4 and T6 is usually pretty bound up. Also, I have minor scoliosis, and one of my shoulder blades is higher than the other. This is causing pain on my right side since that is the lower shoulder. I have chiropracto... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to first ascertain the cause of the height discrepancies in the shoulder blades. Usually, it happens due to muscle imbalances, injury, spinal pathology or any other reason. So, visit a physiotherapist to make certain the cause, and later you may work on the cause... Read Full »
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