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In medical documentation, being an X-ray, MRI, description of physical examination or other, the sides "right" and "left" should be always used as they appear in your body. So, the "left neural foramen" is on your left-hand side. Below is an X-ray image of the chest cavity. You can see the big letter "L" and all the "left" terms on the right side of the ...


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For most people, it is better to sleep with a pillow according to the latest research. Sleeping without a pillow increases interocular pressure which is considered a risk for glaucoma patients. Sleeping on your side without a pillow increases your risk of osteoarthritis in the neck. If you sleep on your side, your cervical spine bends to the bed. This ...


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There is no brace position because you will not have warning of a car crash. Think about it. If there was warning, why would there be a crash? The driver would use the warning to avoid the crash. Unlike a pilot who must land the plane eventually regardless of conditions, a car driver can simply stop the car and get out. If, under some hard-to-imagine ...


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I am focusing on one important health issue with respect to sleep position. Obstructive sleep apnea or apnoea (OSA) is a common condition where person has excessive snoring and disturbed sleep at night. These persons may also have headaches in the morning, daytime sleepiness, chronic fatigue or exhaustion, impaired functioning and emotional disturbances. ...


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Sleeping in a prone position is not bad. However there are some complications of it that can be negative. A simple example is drooling. A more important problem with sleeping in a prone position is poor posture. Most people don't have a bed like a chiropractic table that allows them to breathe with their face straight down while maintaining a neutral spine. ...


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Drawbacks of the way you are sitting are: Confine your legs to one position, which can increase pressures under the knee cap and slow circulation to the legs. Prevent you from using your feet to scoot around and navigate your work area. Be tricky to get in and out of. so, I would recommend you try change your habit of sitting, maybe difficult but it's good ...


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No, this will have no affect on your cognitive processes. It may affect your sleep pattern; side sleeping help open your airways allowing you to breath better. Don't sleep on your back if you're snore. Don't sleep on a sore or bruise, this will put pressure on it, sometimes that may be good. Most of the time though this may make your recovery slower. The ...


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Aren't you in luck, I asked a very similar question over in physical fitness SE: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/31109/how-effective-are-standing-desks Here is the top answer: A recent meta-analysis of 23 published studies is MacEwen, MacDonald, and Burr, "A systematic review of standing and treadmill desks in the workplace," ...


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I might hazard a guess that "don't put pressure on your liver" means don't take medications that might tax the liver, or drink alcohol, etc. I don't think they meant "don't squeeze the liver." However, if they did mean that, it would be my recommendation that she sleep in the left lateral decubitus position. Since the liver is on the right side, lying on ...


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I am a massage therapist, and I do recommend the cushion systems for stomach sleepers, which allows the head to remain straight and the spine aligned during sleep. Also, from the point of view of a yoga practitioner, I would suggest that sleeping on the stomach will put more pressure on the abdomen and chest during sleep, making the organs and lungs work ...


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