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Jaw Dropping And Neck Injury
There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?
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
I sleep without a pillow because I like to wrap the blanket around my head. Am I putting myself at risk from neck injury or something else?
Can spinal fluid come out from your nose after a neck injury? Was in a head lock while being assaulted and was squeezing my neck very hard for about 45 seconds.
I had a neck injury 7 months ago due to lifting 600lb shrugs. I got medial branch, cervical epidural and shoulder injectionbut there was no relief. I went to 11 doctors, but there wasno resolution. I can't bend my head back or to the left. I have a bad pai
Neck Pain: Neck pain after a lifting injury can have quite a long healing process, especially if the injury entailed nerve, ligament, or muscle injury. The injury reported is from heavy shrugs which is usually a stretch type injury. Without the cmri results and a detailed history with current activity level, it is very hard to comment on your situation. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?
Headaches starting at back of head that goes down into neck. Neck stiffness and pain. Nausea, low appetite. CT w/diff was normal. Lab work normal. Migraines ruled out. Sufferend neck injury in 2002 when I was thrown onto floor and hit head/neck.
Go to emergency room: Put pressure on wound if bleeding. Hurry! ...Read more
Depends: Each injury is different. They type of injury dictates the treatment. ...Read more
Depends, see Doctor: This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...Read more
With a neck brace?: If the neck brace is the problem then waterproofing it for shower use can be a solution. Otherwise a wash bowl, sponge, and some assistance could be your answer. ...Read more
You can bleed more: Not as much as getting a major blood vessel but the thyroid is a very vascular organ and near a lot of other important structures. The type of injury would dictate the consequences but in any case need to be dealt with emergently. ...Read more
Common: Chronic pain and depression go hand and hand. Numerous studies have tied depression to higher pain levels in people with chronic pain. It is imperative you find a physician who approaches pain through a multimodality treatment program and addresses the depression as a factor in your pain. Treatment may include cognitive behavior therapy, anti-depressant medications, and/or cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
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
Yes!: If you injured your neck and now have weakness in one or both arms, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. You may also need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for additional evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Good Question: Jaw thrust manoeuvre is a good option, as it prevents movement or extension of the cervical spine. Someone properly trained with managing airway has to be available preferable during risky athletic events. ...Read more
What r u taking 4 it: Nausea may reflect injury due to the nsaids you may be taking to relieve discomfort from your back and neck injury. Alternatively, nausea may reflect un-recognized head trauma that accompanied your back and neck injury. In either case, please ask your treating physician for his/her advice. ...Read more