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Thoracic Spine Injury
Is it possible for a. Thoracic spine injury overlooked cause rapid degenerative changes in the cervical spine?
Can a thoracic spine injury from a slip n fall later cause problems with the neck over a period of years ?
Rehab: Rehab may optimize recovery form spine injury. Treatment depends on the type of injury, if surgery was required and the presence or absence of weakness, paralysis or bowel and bladder problems. Usually physical therapy plays a large part in the rehab process which may include walking, core and extremity strengthening. Good luck! ...Read more
Need clarification: Is there pain? fracture? Nerve or ligament inj?Are you continuing squats? If there is no fracture, ligaments attached to vertebrae may be torn/stretched & heal poorly; you have a disc problem; nerve inj; or vertabra(e) is/are stuck.Prolotherapy could help heal ligaments, but you need a proper diagnosis.Good history & physical incl osteopathic hands-on exam might find problem.Manipulation may help. ...Read more
Would cortisone shots help for my whiplash spine injury, I am losing the fight to try stay positive, being in pain I just can`t take it much longer?
Neck pain: Cortisone shots are a mainstay for the treatment of neck pain. Whiplash injury is an outdated term and really doesn't describe the type of problem that you are suffering from. See a neurosurgeon to help explain the problem and to develop a focused treatment plan to reduce or eliminate the pain. ...Read more
Hope superficial: If merely a soft tissue problem, should respond to heat, relaxation, perhaps massage or acupuncture. Recommend an otc anti-inflammatory such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. If things do not stabilize after a few days, check with doctor about more intensive evaluation. ...Read more
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