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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Kinetic Chain: It's important to understand the kinetic chain, an injury to one part of the body can definitely have an impact on another part. Pain may alter the way you move, and that can cause additional pain in new areas. Furthermore, if you have a lot of pain in a lower extremity joint, you may begin to favor the opposite leg, overuse it and then develop pain. ...Read more

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Can a back and neck injury cause my head to hurt and make me feel nauseous as well? I don't feel too well. Please help. Thanks.

Can a back and neck injury cause my head to hurt and make me feel nauseous as well? I don't feel too well. Please help. Thanks.

Yes: A neck injury can cause pain to radiate up the back of the head feeling like a headache. Pain symptoms may also lead to feeling nauseous. You my have had a head injury that was not diagnosed leading to the nausea. See your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can back and neck injury cause nausea?

Can back and neck injury cause nausea?

What r u taking 4 it: Nausea may reflect injury due to the nsaids you may be taking to relieve discomfort from your back and neck injury. Alternatively, nausea may reflect un-recognized head trauma that accompanied your back and neck injury. In either case, please ask your treating physician for his/her advice. ...Read more

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Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Possibly: Irritation to lower nerves in the neck can on occasion manifest as chest pain. But ruling out the more worrisome causes of chest pain needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can a neck injury cause eye swelling and severe headache?

Can a neck injury cause eye swelling and severe headache?

Head injury: Eye swelling and severe headache sounds more like a head injury. You can certainly have a head injury associated with a neck injury. Head injuries can be caused by rotational forces without direct impact to your skull (like in a neck injury). You definitely need to get checked out by your doc! i am unclear what kind of trauma was involved; i would get over to an emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you have a bowel movement after having a back and neck injury?

How can you have a bowel movement after having a back and neck injury?

Bowel program: If you are referring to a spinal cord injury, the bowel can be trained to have regular movements. This often requires several steps and is taught during rehabilitation. ...Read more

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I need to know how to make a friend have a bowel movement after she had a back and neck injury?

I need to know how to make a friend have a bowel movement after she had a back and neck injury?

Bowel medications: If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique. If the constipation is due to pain medications, it is wise to take a stool softener once or twice daily while taking pain pills. For a home remedy, try a dulcolax 10 mg suppository placed in the rectum and she should have results in an hour. See a doctor if there is no result. ...Read more

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I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

First see your : Physician for evaluation and treatment . Next, notify your employer to file a claim under worker comprnsation as per the laws if your state. ...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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What can I could to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

Doctor's orders: No one-size-fits-all answer here. Healing involves different phases, which proceed in a certain order but at differing rates in different people. If your injury is severe, you should be under the care of a spine specialist and possibly a physical therapist. ...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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Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

Maybe: Although its possible it really depends how severe your injury was. It's unlikely a minor sprain or strain would result in significant pain years later, but if you developed a disc herniation with radicular pain, and never had it treated, it might be possible. ...Read more

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Opth said floaters caused by aging but patient concerned neck injury to blame. Can opth tell floaters cause by exam? Dr. Didn't ask about injuries.

Opth said floaters caused by aging but patient concerned neck injury to blame. Can opth tell floaters cause by exam? Dr. Didn't ask about injuries.

You won't ever know: For sure what causes the floaters. Best to move forward. Be on the lookout for increased floaters, flashes or curtain blocking any part of the vision. ...Read more

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I had a neck injury 7 months ago due to lifting 600lb shrugs.I got medial branch, cervical epidural and shoulder injectionbut there was no relief. I went to 11 doctors, but there wasno resolution. I can't bend my head back or to the left. I have a bad pai

I had a neck injury 7 months ago due to lifting 600lb shrugs.I got medial branch, cervical epidural and shoulder injectionbut there was no relief. I went to 11 doctors, but there wasno resolution. I can't bend my head back or to the left. I have a bad pai

Neck Pain: Neck pain after a lifting injury can have quite a long healing process, especially if the injury entailed nerve, ligament, or muscle injury. The injury reported is from heavy shrugs which is usually a stretch type injury. Without the cmri results and a detailed history with current activity level, it is very hard to comment on your situation. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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