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

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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Why would a dr not refer a patient for pt after a neck injury w/no pain but cracking sound? Patient advised badly? Any treatment options 1 year later?

Why would a dr not refer a patient for pt after a neck injury w/no pain but cracking sound? Patient advised badly? Any treatment options 1 year later?

Neck injury: If there are neurological injuries and no pain, just a cracking sound that is likely due to the "facet" and area in the spine bone where two small ones overlap - within symptoms of pain it is not treated and usually improves on its own. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take up bobsledding with an old neck injury?

Check with ur doc: It is a risky sport and you already have a pre-existing injury.I would say to firstly talk to your doctor about it, your dr. Is the one with the x-rays and who can keep track of the healing proccess. ...Read more

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I had a neck injury and few years ago and now I am having neck pain. What type of doctor should I see?

Neck pain: First see your pmd. You will probably need some testing and then he will decide who you should see. ...Read more

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What should I do for facial numbness after a neck injury?

What should I do for facial numbness after a neck injury?

See a Neurologist: This is unusual after neck trauma. If it persists, a neuologist would be a good place to start. ...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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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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