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What to do for a neck injury?

What to do for a neck injury?

Apply ice.: Apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. You may need to wear a foam neck collar, for comfort. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


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What are the tests for neck injury?

What are the tests for neck injury?

Hard to say: It depends on the examination and patient complaints. It could be anything from a simply xray to something more complex such as nerve conduction studies, an MRI or a myelogram. ...Read more

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Is my neck injury fatal or hazardous?

Is my neck injury fatal or hazardous?

???: Unsure what is the nature of your injury. Without further information I am unable to provide any recommendations. ...Read more

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Can face tingling be caused by neck injury?

Can face tingling be caused by neck injury?

Not typically : The nerves that supply sensation to the face are cranial nerves that exit directly out of the skull and so are not typically associated with cervical spine problems directly. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

Depends: This depends on the type of structures injured. Some people with a disc herniation may sleep sitting up in a recliner but if just arthritic or muscular in nature, then with just a small pillow supporting your head while on your side or on your back. ...Read more

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When is surgery absolutely necessary with a neck injury?

When is surgery absolutely necessary with a neck injury?

Spinal cord threat: Any suggestion of possible damage to the spinal cord, such as compression, leg weakness, bladder urgency, numbness levels over the trunk, or progressive pain, weakness, muscle bulk loss in one or both arms may mandate surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Can a neck injury stunt the growth of a fourteen year old?

No: Teen growth occurs from the long bones rather than the spine. The growth plates in the legs close on average starting at age 15 and ending at age 20. Unless the neck injury involves more than the bones in the neck, it should have no effect on when the other growth plates close. (certain medications used to treat injuries, may cause premature closure, though.). ...Read more

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What do I do to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

What do I do to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

Exercises: In general theraputic and strengthening exercises will help most neck and back problems. These should be learned through a physicial therapist. ...Read more

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Fast pain relief for neck injury when crackling many times ?

Fast pain relief for neck injury when crackling many times ?

Is none: Discuss with ur parents ; then c u r pedi along with them ; discuss the problem. U need a diagnosis 2 b treated. ...Read more

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How does one take care of his/her hair with a bad neck injury?

How does one take care of his/her hair with a bad neck injury?

Good neck collar: This can be challenging. If you've had surgery, you'll need to check with your surgeon regarding when you can get your incision wet. If you have to wear a collar, be sure to get a type that has interchangeable pads. This will allow you to shampoo your hair and exchange the wet pads for dry ones. Check with your doctor to see if you are allowed to take the collar off and how to do so safely. ...Read more

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Neck Injury (Definition)

Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Neck Trauma (Definition)

The chiropractors often refer to whiplash but any type of injury could be termed neck trauma, from soft tissue, ruptured disc, vertebral fracture ...Read more