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How Soon After A Spinal Cord Injury Is It Okay To Give The Person A Massage
Depends : On the degree of injury, the mechanism of injury, and any concommitant complications or other injuries. Once the individual is stable, there are no blood clots, no open wounds, and no signs of any other injury or autonomic dysfunction the patients doctor can determine if it is safe. This can be within days, weeks or longer depending on the individual situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?
Typical patterns: Brain independent healing and maximal recovery occurs over 18-24 months. About 90% spontaneous improvement seems to occur over the first 6-12 months, with less over next year. Full restoration of prior brain functioning to 100% may or may not occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When the radial nerve is damaged in a fracture, how long would it take for it to recover; and is there a way to hasten the recovery process?
This type of : Activity can alter the load across the neck leading to a muscle strain or other soft tissue injury including a disc herniation as a sneeze is an involuntary action that can generate enough force in a scenario as described to cause an injury especially if there may be underlying problems to begin with. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone to suffer a compression fracture on their back as a result of a concussion?
No: Inless there was a concomitant spine injury. ...Read more
When someone has a lumbar epidural injection how long does it take when you are able to feel your legs? This is a outpatient procedure?
What is the recovery time for a diskectomy? How long does it take to recover from a diskectomy? When can I get back to normal activities and work?
Recovery : Recovery time depends on the type of discectomy surgery you have, long long you have had the problem and the presence of nerve damage. Patients recover quicker from minimally invasive and endoscopic discectomy then traditional. People who have the problem longer or have nerve damage take longer to recover. Most people recover from surgery between a 2 to 12 weeks. Please see my health guide on lumbar discectomy. Good luck! ...Read more
Can't tell, ask doc: It is impossible to even guess without more information about the nature of the injury, its severity, and which part of the spine was injured. The doctors provide the patient's care are by far the best to answer this. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?
It's unlikely: Spinal stenosis can be congenital (with you from birth) or acquired after years of arthritis build up around where the nerves travel. For a work injury to cause that would take both a significant injury and years of time for the problem to develop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be unrelated: Calcium deposits in the intervertebral discs are usually a sign of degenerative changes in the structure of the disc. They do not produce pain, Sometimes the calcium can multiply and cause disc herniation. This causes nerve pain and would require treatment. Primarily this is a chronic degenerative change. For severe symptoms see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck? Is a epidural injection helpful? If so how does it help? Please help
Yes: It is an injection of steroid medication into your back or neck to help reduce inflammation around nerves to reduce pain. Yes it is used to relieve neck pain. Many times people will get significant relief when 2 injections are scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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