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Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

Does going back to work right away after a head injury slow your recovery?

No: If a person can work and are able to perform their task it would benefit for them to work and keep a routine. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Howlong does it take for swelling to go down after hand injury from a fall?

Howlong does it take for swelling to go down after hand injury from a fall?

Depends: Swelling from hand and wrist injuries can be present for quite some time. Even when injured it is not always easy to not use your hand, and it is not easy to keep elevated. The key to reducing swelling is to keep the hand at or above heart level as much as possible. This is not easy when trying to move around. It is not unusual for hand/wrist swelling to be present for several months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to nurse an aching lower back? After lifting heavy items, tailbone area hurts when i walk for a while but goes away shortly after

What is the best way to nurse an aching lower back? After lifting heavy items, tailbone area hurts when i walk for a while but goes away shortly after

Pain meds, heat pad,: Would relieve the pain/discomfort. Exercises to strengthen the back muscles would be greatly helpful. Avoiding heavy weights or gradually building up to it would help considerably. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get a muscle knot (lump) in your neck from intense workouts? If so, How long until it goes away?

Can you get a muscle knot (lump) in your neck from intense workouts?  If so, How long until it goes away?

Muscle spasm: these can occur from work out, they can sometimes be due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and overstitching of the muscles. Make sure etc stretch, hydrate and eat properly before and after wot\rk outs. Deep tissue massage can also be on benefit if the spasms persist ...Read more

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Nurse hit a nerve while taking blood 3days later still feel shocks down to fingertips will this go away on its own or does it need addressed to a doc?

Nurse hit a nerve while taking blood 3days later still feel shocks down to fingertips will this go away on its own or does it need addressed to a doc?

Should: It sounds as though a nerve was penetrated by overshot of the needle. This usually heals on its own but can cause long term damage or neuroma formation. If it persists or worsens see a hand and upper extremity specialist. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a siatica symptom on leg to go away after a disc injury on back ? It's going 3 months . Any quick relief suggestions?

How long will it take for  a siatica symptom on leg to go away after a disc injury  on back ? It's going 3 months . Any quick relief suggestions?

Varies: It depends on how long you had sciatica prior to surgery. Those with leg pain for 6 months or longer before surgery have higher risk of some residual leg pain after disc surgery. Some patients after surgery will need medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin for nerve pain. Repeat MRI study can make sure a new disc herniation has not occurred. A spinal cord stimulator can help longterm also for leg, . ...Read more

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Slight fracture to T11 w/slight pain on right side after 2 weeks of bed rest. Going back to desk job. What can I expect for recovery&pain?Restrictions?

Good recovery: The t11 vertebra is somewhat supported by the ribs above and below. If there is a minimal compression then the healing should be fairly quick. The most important thing is to use good posture as you sit - use the muscles to support your back rather than slouching and putting pressure directly on the spine. You also want to take frequent breaks to stand and stretch. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after recovering from a shoulder blade pop out?

When can I go back to work after recovering from a shoulder blade pop out?

Depends: I'm assuming you are describing a dislocated shoulder. Return to work depends on many factors. Hopefully you were treated by a physician. Additional injuries to the shoulder can occur after a dislocation such a cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries. Follow. Your doctors advice. ...Read more

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How long should it take after hitting my quad hard for the swelling to go down?

How long should it take after hitting my quad hard for the swelling to go down?

It depends: This can take several weeks and vary widely based on the severity of the injury. If a hematoma develops, it can even take months. Sometimes drainage is necessary to relieve a walled-off collection of fluid in the thigh muscle. See your doctor to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Can you go back to work right away after having optic neuritis?

Can you go back to work right away after having optic neuritis?

Yes: It depends on the cause, but most people can return to activity with optic neuritis. The treatment should not affect your ability to work. If your doctor tells you to rest your eyes or cover the eyes, you should do so. ...Read more

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So I got the results back from MRI its a slight tear in my mencuis doc going to shave it off how long will I'll be out for work will it work?

So I got the results back from MRI its a slight tear in my mencuis doc going to shave it off how long will I'll be out for work will it work?

Depends on your work: It really depends on how much physical activity you do for work. Usually, depending on the procedure, patients can drive after 1-3 weeks. If you have a slight tear, you can usually return to a sedentary job after a few days or week. Physical activities are usually continued in 6-8 weeks. Ask the doc who is going to do your surgery for the best answer: http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A0029 ...Read more

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I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then i sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

I do pushups and neck starts throbbing then i sit down and hr goes down but it takes longer for the throbbing to go down, normal or be concerned?

Not normal: Your body is sending you a signal that whatever you are doing is likely harmful. Consult with a trainer to make sure you are doing the exercise right. If you want to go further, consult an orthopedist as well. However why not just skip that part of the exercise? ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel worse after going to chiropractic therapy for a car accident. My shoulder, neck, and back always feel worse the next day.

Is it normal to feel worse after going to chiropractic therapy for a car accident. My shoulder, neck, and back always feel worse the next day.

Try physical therapy: I think physical therapy is more effective than chiropractor therapy. Please do NOT have chiropractic neck manipulations. There is risk associated with these maneuvers. Physical therapy will be gentle on the body. ...Read more

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Bed rest on back for 2 months. Trying to sit up but the dizziness makes it hard. How long do I need to sit up until the dizziness will pass?

Bed rest on back for 2 months. Trying to sit up but the dizziness makes it hard. How long do I need to sit up until the dizziness will pass?

Take it slowly: It varies with everyone but you could sit up in bed for a few minutes then swing your legs to the side of the bed for a few minutes and then stand up holding onto something for a few minutes before you do anything else. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more