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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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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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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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What are some up and down of an epidural? I have a back injury and they're tryna give me one, my family is saying no from experience, no kids yet?

What are some up and down of an epidural? I have a back injury and they're tryna give me one, my family is saying no from experience, no kids yet?

Epidural med/needle: Dr sampat is correct but some problems are from the needle and some from the medicine. If steroids are not used results change. The headache chance should be < 1/300, bleeding < 1/10, 000, infection and other problems are less, ask the rate of the person doing it. There is no chance of disc damage from an epidural. Just like an I.V. Is not going to damage your hand other than a black and blue. ...Read more

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What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?

What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?

Rest: Most nontraumatic low back pain will get better with simple rest. If it doesn't or if it goes down your leg or causes weakness, see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Will i be hospitalized for a back injury that i can barely walk the pain goes down my legs?

Will i be hospitalized for a back injury that i can barely walk the pain goes down my legs?

Possibly: Pain is a common reason for admission -- if your pain cannot be controlled with oral medications, your providers will at least have to consider admission. ...Read more

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Sometimes my BF (45, high BP , back injury , 145 lb 5'6 ) , his right knee gives out and falls. Says he can feel before it happens, what could it be?

Instability: While it's impossible to be certain without examining your boyfriend, realize that a knee "giving out" is a sign of instability. This is often related to ligamentous damage. Your boyfriend would be best suited by seeking a formal evaluation by an orthopedic surgery, as this injury may not get better on it's own. ...Read more

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I slipped coming down stairs last night my fall caused injury to right side of my back, kidney area. Pain has increased today pain is sharp anytime i move not while I am at rest should I go seek help

Hello. : Hello. I would be concerned about musculoskeletal injuries as well as possibility of internal injury. Do you have any blood in your urine? In the face of increasing symptoms, it would be prudent to get physically evaluated. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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


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Back Trauma (Definition)

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


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