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stiff

[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:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupuncture-and-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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This polychloroprene would become stiffer with time if it were used in the engine compartment of a car.
Those who drive without a license or drive dangerously at high speeds will also face stiffer penalties.
The structure is a claimed 4% stiffer in bending and 1096 better in torsional stiffness.
And Hinckley's stronger, lighter, stiffer new bottoms have not only maintained the company's - and the sailor's - performance edge, they've helped drives, allowing Hinckley to provide its customers with what would otherwise seem oxymoronic: a speedy sailboat.
The MMDA spokesperson said that they want hard-headed motorists to feel their force now that stiffer fines will be imposed by the MMDA.
'We must do everything possible to get a law in place that will recommend a stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters,' she said.
Stiffer penalties were also imposed on direct assault from P1,000 to P200,00 while fine for maltreatment of prisoners was adjusted from P500 to P100,000.
every day some people do In the pack are stiffer springs and a more direct steering rack.
He has to shoulder a 7lb penalty in this better race and did not look the strongest of finishers last time, so there is a concern about him staying this 2m3f trip on a stiffer course, especially if he is lit up by first-time cheekpieces.
For example, a smaller occupant would not block the upper vent, ensuring they would get a softer response from the airbag, while a larger and heavier person's shoulder would block this valve to ensure the bag remained stiffer. The engineers also showed a compact head protection module for convertibles that sits atop the seat, and a seat pan airbag that inflates to raise the leading edge of the lower seat cushion to prevent occupants from sliding under their seatbelts.--CAS
It was sufficiently different from standard "high-pressure" LDPE of similar density that LLDPE was termed by some observers "a third type of polyethylene." It was stiffer, more heat resistant, and as tough or tougher than conventional LDPE.