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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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Fell 2 months ago, pain in back shoulder but now I feel like I'm high when I'm not, like I took a drug. can back injury cause this & if not, then what?

Fell 2 months ago, pain in back shoulder but now I feel like I'm high when I'm not, like I took a drug. can back injury cause this & if not, then what?

Feeling high / dizzy: It doesn't seem like a fall with symptoms 2 months later could be related-- unless you banged your head when you fell. Feeling "high" could be a cause for the fall-- I wonder if your heart is OK. Were you checked for arrhythmia? Two things affect these symptoms - brain and/or heart - so I think this is serious enough to get checked out by an MD. ...Read more

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Does back injury affect growth?

Does back injury affect growth?

No: No but if there is neurologic involvement it may affect muscle bulk. A fusion surgery over several levels to treat a back injury involving fractures and or spinal instability can lead to shorter stature or height if done in a youth still growing. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest back injury?

What symptoms suggest back injury?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the injury bachache, radicular pain if a nerve is pinched all the way up to the bladder and bowl symptoms. There is no spinal cord at the lower back level, only nerve roots but higher up can cause spinal cord problems with important sensory and motor symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I stretch or treat a back injury?

If: If back pain is worse with activity & better with rest, does not affect your sleep & is not associated with any weight loss, fever, chills or sweats then you can try some things otherwise see a doctor. First, stop smoking if you do so. Start exercising daily including stretching & cardio workouts which can be a fast walk to begin with but start slowly. Otc meds may help as well as a back support. ...Read more

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How can I get my back injury to heal faster?

How can I get my back injury to heal faster?

Physical therapy: Active physical therapy and nsaid's (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) are the mainstains of treatment for routine back injuries. ...Read more

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Can a person work out again after back injury?

Exercise is good: Depending on the type of back injury, it can be good to workout after the injury. However, you need to consult with an orthopedic surgeon to known for sure when and what regimen you should use. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating back injury?

What choices do I have for treating back injury?

Many: Most acute back injuries are self-limiting and can be treated with rest and over the counter medication. If the pain lasts more than a few days one should see a medical professional and especially if the patient has numbness or tingling going down the legs. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do if I have a back injury?

What exercises can I do if I have a back injury?

Core: You first do want to make sure that if you have injured your back you do not do exercises that will aggravate it. That being said, most exercises for the back involve a gentle stretching program followed by a strengthening program of the core muscles that support the back and pelvis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Describe the features of the common back injury.?

Describe the features of the common back injury.?

Muscle strain: The most commone back injuries involve muscular injuries
to the muscles in the lower back. Most resolve relatively quickly
with rest and conservative treatment. Exercises for strength and
flexibility can be helpful to prevent recurrence of these injuries.
It is important to differentiate this type of injury from other more
serious injuries involving discs and more complicated problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

Aquatic exercises &.: It is really hard to tell what you should or not do since i don't know the type, extent and duration of your injury. It safe to say that any activities making your pain worse should be avoided/minimized. I suggest speaking to doc and/or trainer/therapist to start some exercises and then you can do them at home etc...Often aquatic exercises have less stress on back. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat back injury?

Are there things I can do myself to treat back injury?

Rest: The best initial treatment is rest, moist heat and some
nsaid medication. Obviously after after a few days, symptoms
persist or if there is a radicular component, orthopedic followup
would be reasonable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: back injury?

What is the definition or description of: back injury?

A traumatic event : That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability of the spine, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best posture to recover from a back injury?

What is the best posture to recover from a back injury?

A posture that is : Neutral or loads the spine as minimally as possible. Your head is centered over your hip/pelivis from a front as well as a side view for s neutral posture. Too far forward or backward or even to one side or the other places increased load across the back. ...Read more

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Can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

Can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

Radiating pain: Certainly the way we are wired, pain is often felt in the front of our bodies from a pain source in the spine. This is most common in the thoracic spine (rib bearing). Imagine that the nerves from your back follow along with the corresponding rib to the sternum. Nipple level t4, xiphoid t7-8, and umbilicus (belly button) t10, groin t12 above and L1 below. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

Depends on the : Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more

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How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

Depends on the : Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more

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I started having trouble going to the toilet with my back injury, help?

I started having trouble going to the toilet with my back injury, help?

Mobility issue?: Occupational thearapy can teach you ways to be successful and recommend adaptive equipment. Short of that youll need unskilled nursing care or family or a really good christian friend seek evaluation. If bathroom problems are more than a mobility issue seek a formal medical evaluation above advice is for mobility issues. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel body imbalance while suffering from a back injury ?

Yes: The spine is like a tower of building blocks. Should you injure or move of them, the others automatically move and may be affected. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a back injury that could give you life long pain?

Yes especially if : It leads to a deformity causing a loss of what us called a center line of balance creating a condition that makes the muscles work harder to keep you upright leading to muscular pain or even an arthritic spine. An injury to the nerve tissue can also lead to long term pain. ...Read more

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Prescribed Raboxin for back injury, 500mg, needing more than one for relief, how much is too much?

Prescribed Raboxin for back injury, 500mg, needing more than one for relief, how much is too much?

Can increase: I am assuming you mean rObaxin (methocarbamol). If so, you can take 1000-1500 mg at a time, up to four times per day. Max dose being 4500mg/day for adults. Take care. ...Read more

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I was thinking of going back to work early after recovering from a back injury for a while. Should i?

I was thinking of going back to work early after recovering from a back injury for a while. Should i?

See below: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and in very good health. I'm typically very active, working out at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. After a back injury I took a month off from all physical activity. I've began working out again and unlike before, all my workouts are high-int

I'm 25 and in very good health. I'm typically very active, working out at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. After a back injury I took a month off from all physical activity. I've began working out again and unlike before, all my workouts are high-int

Go slow ,: good start off slow , no jerky movements or whatever caused your back pain, avoid , use good body alignment with all sports/exersize, , hope all goes well , build up strength after lay off progress as tolerated , don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Might I have headaches because of a back injury?

Might I have headaches because of a back injury?

Yes: The muscles in the back can pull on the muscles in your neck and head causing a headache. ...Read more

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How come my back injury causes me to have pain in my legs?

How come my back injury causes me to have pain in my legs?

Nerve irritation: Your back injury must have resulted in an injury or irritation of a nerve root(s). This may have resulted from a disc herniation, bony injury or spasm of the piriformis muscle. See your pcp, first for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How might I cure a back injury from tennis?

How might I cure a back injury from tennis?

Find out the cause: Most back injuries are the result of repetitive stresses. Weak core muscles and muscle inbalances of the lower extremities can cause abnormal movement patterns and contribute to recurrent injury. Consider an evaluation by a sports minded practictioner to help you get back on track. ...Read more

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Is running bad if I have chronic back injury/pain?

Is running bad if I have chronic back injury/pain?

Depends!: There is not a right or wrong answer. Many people feel better if they get regular aerobic exercise (heart rate pushed up above 100 beats per minute), at least 30 minutes three times a week. If running aggravates your back (or knees or ankles, etc), try another aerobic exercise: swimming, water aerobics, cycling (outside or on a stationary bicycle), and other exercises. Find something practical. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to heal a minor back injury? Heat?

See below: Rest, ice (within the first 48 hours), Ibuprofen for pain and swelling, then heat after 48 hours), gentle massage and pt if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Dr. Austina Cho
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Back Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the ...Read more