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What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

Many: Trauma such as a tumble down stairs can fracture the spine, inflame the joints or rupture a disc. Symptoms may be localized back pain or radiculopathy leg or arm pain, you should have this checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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Strain in lower back from a fall few months ago?

Strain in lower back from a fall few months ago?

Back pain: Unusual to have back pain for 2 months after a fall. Concerns would be an occult fracture which should be much better by now. Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". ...Read more

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Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Yes: Depending on the angle of seat and also the amount of vibration, motorcycles could certainly aggravate a back injury by both of these mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can you come back from chronic joint injuries?

Can you come back from chronic joint injuries?

Yes: I find that many joint problems can be sucessfully managed with a rehabilitation program. Of course that is not true for everyone but i find that if a person commits to an exercise program of their joints they can really see significant changes if they give it enough time and effort. It is not always easy but then many things that are worth it are not always easy. ...Read more

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What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the fall and age and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. Younger patients less likely to break their hips. Other injuries are soft tissue or injuries to where the muscle attaches to the hip. ...Read more

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Could memory loss from head trauma ever come back to normal?

Could memory loss from head trauma ever come back to normal?

Memory loss: The brain is one of our most resilient organs. Yes, you could experience improvement. My advice is that you have periodic check us with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a fall injury cause sciatica?

Can a fall injury cause sciatica?

Yes: Sciatica refers to to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Trauma is one of the leading causes. Treatment is usually conservative as I can see from your procedures and medications. If that is ineffective then stronger antiinflammatories can be tried before epidural blocks which are more invasive. Good luck and well wishes ...Read more

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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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What kind of hip injuries from falling down on rug?

What kind of hip injuries from falling down on rug?

Depends: Depends on a lot of factors, like age, how hard of a fall, etc., but most likely a hip contusion or bruising of the bone of the hip to the worse case scenario, a fracture. ...Read more

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What hip injuries can one get from falling off a horse?

What hip injuries can one get from falling off a horse?

Many: The list is too numerous to mention. Spend more time being a better rider and less time memorizing injuries and you will be much better off. Was there a specific injury you were concerned about? ...Read more

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What injuries could occur from getting kicked in the knee?

Bruise, tear, Fx: The full spectrum from simple bruise (contusion), ligament/cartilage/meniscal tear, or even a rare fracture (fx) can occur from being kicked in the knee. Your symptoms and exam findings will significantly help render and exact diagnosis. Xrays should confirm the presence or absence of fracture, and an MRI will provide supportive details to your physician's exam regarding injuries within the knee. ...Read more

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What can I do for a back injury from falling down the stairs?

What can I do for a back injury from falling down the stairs?

DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, i would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

NO: Retinal hemmorhage requires high velocity back-and-forth motion. Simple impact, especially from the low height of a typical couch cushion to the floor wouldn't do it. There is an extensive scientific literature about this and some controversy about alternative explanations for the bleeding, all too detailed to summarize here. ...Read more

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Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Pain control: Are you certain the cause of pain is nerve damage? Pain and thumping suggest an injury to muscle, joint or bone. Sometimes when nerves are injured they cause a feeling of burning, shocking or tingling. The pain of these two conditions is treated differently. Many pain medicines help with orthopedic injuries, gabapentin and amitriptyline sometimes help nerve pain. ...Read more

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What hip injuries could you get from falling off a horse?

What hip injuries could you get from falling off a horse?

Various: You can get a broken bone in the hip, a sprain or strain, a pulled muscle, a bruise, just sore, etc. You will be sore for a few days and worse the day or two after the injury. If you have excruciating or significantly worsening pain you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Will a tail bone injury fall in the category of spinal cord injury?

Will a tail bone injury fall in the category of spinal cord injury?

No: If all that was injured is the coccyx. The spinal cord ends in the upper lumbar spine. The coccyx or "tail bone" is a small boney structure off the end of the sacrum. There are no associated spinal cord components that far down the spinal collumn. Injuries to this bone and surrounding soft tissues can be very painfull however, and perpheral nerves can be involved. ...Read more

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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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Can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

Can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

Radiating pain: Certainly the way we are wired, pain is often felt in the front of our bodies from a pain source in the spine. This is most common in the thoracic spine (rib bearing). Imagine that the nerves from your back follow along with the corresponding rib to the sternum. Nipple level t4, xiphoid t7-8, and umbilicus (belly button) t10, groin t12 above and L1 below. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Back Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the ...Read more