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How soon after a spinal cord injury is it okay to give the person a massage?

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 more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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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?

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?

Need medical clear: I recommend a thorough evaluation of the spine and at least xrays to rule out any damage from the motorcycle before considering a manipulation that could aggravate any physical injury from the motorcycle accident. ...Read more

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Massage for someone with a spinal fracture. When will it become okay?

Massage for someone with a spinal fracture. When will it become okay?

At anytime for the : Arms and legs while for the region of the spine can be massaged as soon as it is deemed stable and the induction healed if surgery was done and the patient feels comfortable enough to tolerate the massage or positioning for the massage. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a person with a tramatic brain injury to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person with a tramatic brain injury to heal?

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 more

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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?

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?

Nerve damage: nerve damage may be be permanent which means no improvement of your symptoms especially after 6 months expect little improvement. ...Read more

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How long would it take to recover from a femoral hernia as a man?

How long would it take to recover from a femoral hernia as a man?

1-4 weeks: The wide range of recovery time is due to individual variability and technique for repair. In general, a laparoscopic repair has 1-2 weeks less recover than an open repair. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get a neck injury from holding in a sneeze?

How is it possible to get a neck injury from holding in a sneeze?

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

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How is it possible for people with a spinal cord injury control their bowels?

How is it possible for people with a spinal cord injury control their bowels?

With careful plans: Something called a bowel program is developed with medications, use of the gastrocolic reflex and careful timing of rectal stimulation. Trying to get a consistent schedule with complete emptying of the bowel limits accidents. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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

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Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

No: The brain swelling associated with a stroke typically maximizes within 24-36 hrs, and gradually diminishes over the next several days. ...Read more

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For a spinal cord injury, would you need to be in a wheelchair? If so, how long?

For a spinal cord injury, would you need to be in a wheelchair? If so, how long?

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

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Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?

Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?

CATHETER: The muscle can become weak but long-term damage not likely. It can erode through the tip of the penis causing traumatic hypospadias after years of wear and leave the bladder with a low capacity. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a work injury to result in spinal stenosis?

Is it possible for a work injury to result in spinal stenosis?

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 more

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How long does it take herniated disc to have calcium after an injury to the throsac spine.?

How long does it take herniated disc to have calcium after an injury to the throsac spine.?

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 more

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What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck? Is a epidural injection helpful? If so how does it help? Please help

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 more

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Spinal Cord Injury (Definition)

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