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[AS. stif]
Rigid, firm, inflexible.
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Q. can acupuncture help neck stiffness? I have neck pain- especially stiffness every week- once or twice. Try a lot of things but always comes back. Can acupuncture help? tell me please because if not- I dont want to put needles for nothing...

A. Acupuncture can fix most cases of neck pain, usually in 3-5 treatments. Most neck pain is due to muscular tightness, and acupuncture is very effective at releasing contracted muscles.

here's an article on Acupuncture for Back Pain:

The treatment of neck pain is very similar. There are very few cases of side effects with acupuncture. However, if you experience consistent pain that get progressively worse, you should visit your MD for x-rays and an MRI to rule out any structural problems (bone spurs, disc degeneration, tumors, etc).

Q. I received a corticosteroid injection in my left knne th A.M. Knee is all stiff & swollen. Is this normal?

A. actually you might have already had an arthritis in your knee before, then your doctor injected you with a corticosteroid into the affected joint. usually you will feel better (less pain) in your affected joint. if the symptoms don't improve then I suggest you to go see your specialist for further advise and treatment.

Q. i cant stop getting a hard on erection stiffy embarrassing crease in trousers

A. Have you heard of priapism,a condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal. If you suffer from this you should go see a doctor about it.

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The stiffening girder is loaded with evenly distributed constant loading g and short-term loading p that is assumed to be constant and makes 5 kN/[m.sup.2], whereas permanent loading g is variable and equal to 5, 2 5 and 1 66 kN/[m.sup.2] respectively.
In addition to causing high blood pressure, arterial stiffening can lead to organ damage, (5) which we recognize as heart attacks, strokes, cognitive decline, dementia, kidney failure, and a host of other disorders.
The improvement of the bond strength and the ability to transfer tensile stress through the cracks should increase the tension stiffening of fiber-reinforced concrete (Abrishami & Mitchell, 1997; Yang, Walraven, & Den Uijl, 2009; Deluce & Vecchio, 2013; Lee, Cho, & Vecchio, 2013).
(vii) The nonuniform torsion in which the stiffening beams are subjected is taken into account by solving the corresponding problem and by comprehending the arising twisting and warping in the corresponding displacement continuity conditions.
The [VO.sub.2] value before stimulation was taken as that of the standard state; those after the stiffening and the softening stimulation were taken as the [VO.sub.2] of the stiff state and the [VO.sub.2] of the soft state, respectively.
The transfer route of loads acting on the bridge (the load history) is also specified: the entire dead load g acts on the cable, while the live load p is carried both by the stiffening girder [p.sub.b] and the cable [p.sub.c].
However, according to Buckmaster, because the HPPC uses a thermoplastic base rather than a thermoset, with continuous glass fibers as the stiffening material, part production is expedited because what's involved is melting the thermoplastic, molding, and cooling it down again.
There's an obvious contemporary twist as well: as historians have turned away from precise examination of systems of inequality, inequality has in fact been deepening in many societies, and with it issues of poverty and a stiffening of hierarchy.
Ford plans to sell its rental subsidiary Hertz to a private equity group for pounds 3.07 billion, allowing the auto maker to strengthen its finances as it struggles with stiffening competition and rising costs.
He warms up the crowd with jokes about Viagra, failing memories, and stiffening bodies.