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Medicine For Neck Injury
I was recently in a car accident. I was seen in the ER and sent home with pain medicine for neck and back injuries. I have a follow up appt with my primary care doctor on tomorrow. What should I expect to happen?
Evaluation: Your doc with perform an exam possibley x-rays. ...Read more
Have a neck injury very painful so my blood pressure has been out of control already on lisinopril 20mg now the ER wants to add Diovan (valsartan) 80mg will that be to much medicine after pain stops or will it be ok?
Go to emergency room: Put pressure on wound if bleeding. Hurry! ...Read more
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
Depends: Each injury is different. They type of injury dictates the treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately. ...Read more
Certainly: Fast acceleration or deceleration can bring back symptoms of an old neck injury. ...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
Neck: Depends on how bad. You should take NSAID. Sometimes muscle relaxer hepful. Neck exercises or PT helpful. ...Read more
Apply Pressure: If actively bleeding from a penetrating trauma. Apply direct pressure over the site of injury, and call 911. ...Read more
Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?
Why would an individual that has had a severe neck injury slur his words? Stroke has been ruled out.
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
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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