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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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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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

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 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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How to know how bad a head injury is and what to do if woozy?

How to know how bad a head injury is and what to do if woozy?

Unconsciousness: Head injury severity is determined by the duration of symptoms following the injury. If you have wooziness for less than 15 minutes you are probably ok, if it lasts longer than an hour it is more serious, if you are unaware of your surroundings for more than a day it is very serious. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

See below: If you are concerned about a fracture then you will need an x-ray. An injury will be indicated by pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty standing or walking. ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

Depends on extent of: Depends on extent of injuries, ice locally and avoid activities which are painful, and have it checked if pain is severe. ...Read more

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What does a blackout feel like/do to you after a brain injury?

What does a blackout feel like/do to you after a brain injury?

Depends: Blackouts can be a lot of things. Related to head injury they may be epileptic seizures. Usually there is no warning and you awake somewhat confused. In any event a neurologist should advise you. ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a thumb injury quickly?

What can I do to recover from a thumb injury quickly?

Give it time: There is nothing we know of that will speed recover of injuries. I would recommend the typical which is keep the finger moving to prevent stiffness, you can also try over the counter anti inflammatory medications if you are having pain. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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What should I do for facial numbness after a neck injury?

What should I do for facial numbness after a neck injury?

See a Neurologist: This is unusual after neck trauma. If it persists, a neuologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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What should I do next to heal my wrist injury after getting a cast?

What should I do next to heal my wrist injury after getting a cast?

Cast -> splint ....: Changes are that when your cast is removed you will be put in a removable splint for a little while to allow you an opportunity to regain full motion and strength with some protection during higher risk activites. Depending on your injury you may also be asked to attend occupational or physical therapy for help with stretching and strengthing. ...Read more

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What happens to your brain after having a concussion?

What happens to your brain after having a concussion?

Brain chemistry: After a concussion, the common symptoms include headache, difficulty with concentration, memory problems, increased irritability. It is known that there is a change in the brain metabolism. The neurons are thus much more sensitive to insults. This is why patients with a concussion are more susceptible to a head injury (the second impact syndrome). ...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 long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

Could be a few days: Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate: like headache, vomiting or passing out or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as: concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise , sleep disturbances , psychological adjustment problems and depression, disorders of taste and smell. ...Read more

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What can you do to perform a c-spine immobilization when the head is sideways?

What can you do to perform a c-spine immobilization when the head is sideways?

You need to get help: Patients with suspected or possible cervical spine injury must have their cervical spine properly immobilized until formal evaluation can be performed. Secondary injury can and does occur if cervical spine is not immobilized appropriately, or done with the wrong technique. In case of an emergency, don't re-position head, it's best to call 911 & await trained experts to perform the immobilization. ...Read more

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How hard do you have to hit your head to get a subdural heamatoma?

How hard do you have to hit your head to get a subdural heamatoma?

Hematoma: There is no number on this. People get it with with mild or with moderate or severe trauma. Some people get it without trauma. ...Read more

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What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read more

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How to tell if my arm is going to heal after a stroke?

How to tell if my arm is going to heal after a stroke?

CVA: To predict improvement from a stroke, need to know what the stroke was, where and what the loss of function is. Better to ask your doctor what the likelihood of recovery is. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more