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How long does it take to get better from a head and neck injury?

How long does it take to get better from a head and neck injury?

Neck injury: It depends on what was found at the initial traumatic incident. Ie whether there were fractures in the spine, a concussion, abnormal head ct, etc. Seek counsel from a skilled neurologist or neurosurgeon to review your films/records for a better analysis of your prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Can a back and neck injury cause my head to hurt and make me feel nauseous as well? I don't feel too well. Please help. Thanks.

Yes: A neck injury can cause pain to radiate up the back of the head feeling like a headache. Pain symptoms may also lead to feeling nauseous. You my have had a head injury that was not diagnosed leading to the nausea. See your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?

There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?

Depends What U Mean: You might be saying you feel your bones grinding and that can be arthritis that you just noticed while paying more attention after an injury. If you mean a lump that comes and goes, there are many possibilities that should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Probably not: People find different beds, pillows, positions comfortable. Within reason, pick your bed and sleep options based on what is comfortable before, during, and after sleep. ...Read more

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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.

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.

This: This less likely than if you were struck in the midface. Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) can leak from the nose due to fracture of a thin plate of bone above the nose called the cribiform plate. This type of leak is usually due to a direct blow to the midface. ...Read more

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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

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

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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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How do I tell what neck injury I have?

You can not tell so: You should see a physician for the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a penetrating neck injury. What should I do?

Go to emergency room: Put pressure on wound if bleeding. Hurry! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neck injury?

A stress or force: Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, bones or nerve tissue. ...Read more

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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

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

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Any tips on how to handle hair care after a neck injury?

Any tips on how to handle hair care after a neck injury?

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

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What happens if someone's thyroid is cut in a neck injury?

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

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What can I do to fight depression after suffering a neck injury?

What can I do to fight depression after suffering a neck injury?

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

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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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Should I be concerned if my neck injury causing weakness in arm need opinions?

Should I be concerned if my neck injury causing weakness in arm need opinions?

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

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Neck injury and tight chest, connected?

Neck injury and tight chest, connected?

Cardiac vs neck: A neck injury can cause radicular pain to the chest but it should not be assumed. Cardiac issues must be ruled out, then consideration of a c56 radiculopathy, usually, can be entertained. ...Read more

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What to do for a neck injury?

What to do for a neck injury?

Apply ice.: Apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. You may need to wear a foam neck collar, for comfort. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neck injury?

What are the tests for neck injury?

Hard to say: It depends on the examination and patient complaints. It could be anything from a simply xray to something more complex such as nerve conduction studies, an MRI or a myelogram. ...Read more

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Is my neck injury fatal or hazardous?

Is my neck injury fatal or hazardous?

???: Unsure what is the nature of your injury. Without further information I am unable to provide any recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

What is the best way to sleep with a neck injury?

Depends: This depends on the type of structures injured. Some people with a disc herniation may sleep sitting up in a recliner but if just arthritic or muscular in nature, then with just a small pillow supporting your head while on your side or on your back. ...Read more

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When is surgery absolutely necessary with a neck injury?

When is surgery absolutely necessary with a neck injury?

Spinal cord threat: Any suggestion of possible damage to the spinal cord, such as compression, leg weakness, bladder urgency, numbness levels over the trunk, or progressive pain, weakness, muscle bulk loss in one or both arms may mandate surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

What do I do to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

Exercises: In general theraputic and strengthening exercises will help most neck and back problems. These should be learned through a physicial therapist. ...Read more

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What can I could to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

Doctor's orders: No one-size-fits-all answer here. Healing involves different phases, which proceed in a certain order but at differing rates in different people. If your injury is severe, you should be under the care of a spine specialist and possibly a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What method of opening airways should be used if an athlete has a neck injury?

What method of opening airways should be used if an athlete has a neck injury?

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

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Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Possibly: Irritation to lower nerves in the neck can on occasion manifest as chest pain. But ruling out the more worrisome causes of chest pain needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can back and neck injury cause nausea?

Can back and neck injury cause nausea?

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

Neck Injury (Definition)

Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Neck Trauma (Definition)

The chiropractors often refer to whiplash but any type of injury could be termed neck trauma, from soft tissue, ruptured disc, vertebral fracture ...Read more