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Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Sometimes: If your head/neck symptoms are stemming from pathology in the brain or cervical spine then these tests may reveal something. If its muscular pain, then probably not. Realize that an MRI is just a picture at that point in time, and is not a physiologic test. However, it can be a very helpful test, especially if the symptoms aren't going away in a few weeks time. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

NOT RELATED: Swollen glands are not related to head injury head injury can not cause swollen glands, if you have swollen glands you should see your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can head trauma aggravate a facial tic?

Can head trauma aggravate a facial tic?

Yes: Any acute stressor can aggravate a tic. If the tic continues to worsen, you might want to get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

Yes: Never hesitate to seek medical attention. If you are ok, then you will have that fear removed. If you have an injury that needs attention, then you will get help without delay. ...Read more

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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to,your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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How can I treat an injury from head banging?

How can I treat an injury from head banging?

See below: The first treatment is to stop head banging. If there is a muscle or nerve damage from the repetitive nature of this action this will give the tissues time to recover. If there is injury inside the skull, that is to the brain, that is nearly impossible to treat. ...Read more

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Can a MVA cause a blow to the skull or brain injury that would send pain through the neck,shoulder,hands,back and leg?

Can a MVA cause a blow to the skull or brain injury that would send pain through the neck,shoulder,hands,back and leg?

Yes: The distribution of your pain may be due to either injury to the brain but also to the cervical spine. A MVA can certainly be responsible for an injury to the spinal cord high up in the neck. This area is the location of nerve fibers that arise from the areas that you mentioned. See either a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis of head and face treatment ?

Hyperhidrosis of head and face treatment ?

Difficult question: Topical medications. These include over-the-counter and prescription antiperspirants.Iontophoresis. A battery-powered device delivers a low current of electricity through water-saturated wool pads. Oral medications. These may include medicines that block nerve impulses to sweat glands, inhibit sweating or reduce sweat output. A antidepressant or and botox. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging to music?

Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging to music?

Actually, yes: 'headbanging' involves rapidly & forcefully whipping the head back and forth. It has been reported to cause neck injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic brain injury. Headbanging causes'coup-contracoup' injury due to brain impact against the rigid skull. Dizziness, headache, & confusion can result. Safer solutions would be to throw up your rock fist, steer clear of the mosh pit, & wear earplugs. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Depends: If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I have got pinples on my head and face how can I get rid of it?

I have got pinples on my head and face how can I get rid of it?

Treat them: You can try by going to your local pharmacy and purchasing acne medication to use. If the over the counter medication does not work, make an appointment with your dr. And see if rx medication is needed. Stay clean and wash your skin often. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can hitting your head hard cause a stroke?

Can hitting your head hard cause a stroke?

See discussion: Hitting your head won't cause a stroke in the way we generally refer to a stroke-a blockage of a blood vessel in your brain. However hitting your head hard can do some other things that aren't good. A more likely effect would be a concussion, which can have neurological effects on you. Less likely, but a hard hit could potentially cause a bleed in your brain, & this could have stroke-like effects. ...Read more

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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