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Pinched nerves in the upper back

A pinched nerve in the upper back occurs when force or pressure irritates a nerve in this part of the body. Nerves make up the “wiring” system that carries messages between the brain and the rest of a person’s body. When the affected nerve is in the upper back, doctors refer to the condition as cervical radiculopathy because the top section of the spine is known as the cervical spine. The pinched nerve could be a result of compression, constriction, or stretching. The symptoms of a pinched nerve in the upper back may include pain, numbness, and weakness. To diagnose a pinched nerve in the upper back, a doctor will first perform a physical exam. If they cannot make a diagnosis based on this exam, they may then use imaging techniques, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. The doctor may also perform an electromyography (EMG) test to measure the electrical activity of muscles. Most of the time, the symptoms of a pinched nerve will resolve without medical intervention. However, if a person experiences prolonged pain or muscle weakness that does not ease, they should seek medical attention to ensure that no permanent damage occurs.(Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)

Mesomorph body type

The mesomorph body type tends to include a medium build with higher-than-average muscular development and relatively low body fat. People may describe it as a naturally athletic physique. Mesomorphs tend to be athletic and strong due to their high muscle-to-fat ratio, which might give them a muscular chest, shoulders, and limbs. Their weight distribution around the body is usually relatively even. People with a mesomorph-type body gain muscle and weight easily. Typically, they are able to lose weight quickly, but they can also find it easy to gain fat. Therefore, mesomorphs may need to watch their calorie intake or stay active to avoid gaining weight. A combination of weight training and cardio usually works best for mesomorphs. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the calorie needs of people with a mesomorph body type are slightly higher than those of people with other body types. They generally respond better to higher protein diets. Those who have put on weight may wish to reduce their portion sizes and calorie intake. However, those wishing to gain muscle should aim to increase their calorie intake while sticking with healthful foods. A healthful diet should include a variety of foods. For mesomorph body types, the ACE suggest splitting meals into thirds: one-third protein, one-third vegetable (or fruit), and one-third whole-grain carbohydrates (or healthful fats).(Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)