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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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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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How do I tell what neck injury I have?

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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How to support a neck injury when laying down?

How to support a neck injury when laying down?

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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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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How to best support a neck injury while laying down?

If just talking: About a strain or muscular injury, a small flat pillow should be enough. Sometimes, a soft cervical collar for a short period of time can help as well. These are more for comfort. ...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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Is it ok to take up bobsledding with an old neck injury?

Check with ur doc: It is a risky sport and you already have a pre-existing injury. I would say to firstly talk to your doctor about it, your dr. Is the one with the x-rays and who can keep track of the healing proccess. ...Read more

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Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Kinetic Chain: It's important to understand the kinetic chain, an injury to one part of the body can definitely have an impact on another part. Pain may alter the way you move, and that can cause additional pain in new areas. Furthermore, if you have a lot of pain in a lower extremity joint, you may begin to favor the opposite leg, overuse it and then develop pain. ...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 treatment for neck injury?

What is the treatment for neck injury?

Medication.: Generally medication and physical therapy are indicated, as long as there is nothing that requires injections or surgery. ...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?

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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Can a neck injury stunt the growth of a fourteen year old?

No: Teen growth occurs from the long bones rather than the spine. The growth plates in the legs close on average starting at age 15 and ending at age 20. Unless the neck injury involves more than the bones in the neck, it should have no effect on when the other growth plates close. (certain medications used to treat injuries, may cause premature closure, though.). ...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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Fast pain relief for neck injury when crackling many times?

Fast pain relief for neck injury when crackling many times?

Is none: Discuss with ur parents ; then c u r pedi along with them ; discuss the problem. U need a diagnosis 2 b treated. ...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 can you do to help a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately. ...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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What are effective ways to buy time for a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

Apply Pressure: If actively bleeding from a penetrating trauma. Apply direct pressure over the site of injury, and call 911. ...Read more

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Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

Maybe: Although its possible it really depends how severe your injury was. It's unlikely a minor sprain or strain would result in significant pain years later, but if you developed a disc herniation with radicular pain, and never had it treated, it might be possible. ...Read more

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Why would an individual that has had a severe neck injury slur his words? Stroke has been ruled out.

Why would an individual that has had a severe neck injury slur his words? Stroke has been ruled out.

Two Problems: The most logical way to explain that that he have two different problems neck pain and another cause the slurring, I doubt there are any relation. ...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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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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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

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. James Lin
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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