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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 Whitsbury handler has stated that Larkham only just does enough when he hits the front which makes him a very hard horse to assess, but is seems likely he has not stopped improving yet and the stiffish track should suit.
The Whitsbury handler has stated that Larkham only just does enough when he hits the front, which makes him very hard to assess, but it seems likely he has not stopped improving and the stiffish track should suit.
A stiffish breeze meant the water was a little choppy but the pitch and roll of the boats added to the fun for the children-and queasiness of the few of us who had not found their sea legs.
But by 11 o'clock all necessary blasting and chipping had been completed and a stiffish breeze was making the chimney move slightly.
Mirjan was a creditable fourth to Bulwark at Haydock but, at the age of 10, I cannot see him repeating his 2004 victory off this stiffish mark.
Backed by a stiffish breeze and in a display befitting hisname, Blackheath's Steve McCashin had indeed cashed in, landing five penalties from 20 to 50 yards and two conversions with no misses.
John Best's admirable nine-year-old rather lost his way after a cracking performance in the Grand Military Gold Cup here in March, where he broke his duck over fences at the 11th attempt, although he had been set some stiffish tasks previously.
Unafraid starts off on a stiffish handicap mark but he is potentially very smart and can record his second career success.
He won the Welsh Champion Hurdle off a stiffish mark on very testing ground.
A stiffish suspension set-up may shake you up a touch, but the car's ability to dance through bends is pleasing.
Despite Moseley playing into a stiffish wind, debutant fly-half Neil Stenhouse managed on several occasions to kick his side to safety, although under pressure from the influential Exeter scrum-half Clive Stuart-Smith, he mis-touched which led to some furious counter attacks from the Devon side.
Essentially though this game was won and lost in the first half when Sligo led 0-6 to 0-4 after playing against the stiffish breeze.