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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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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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Do i need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Do i need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Depends: If you have had a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness in an extremity, difficulty concentrating, severe headache, difficult to wake up, pupils differ in size, would see a doctor. If just a little blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and no other symptoms just make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours in case something develops. ...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 kind of a specialist do I see for a shoulder injury?

What kind of a specialist do I see for a shoulder injury?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the physician of choice for shoulder injuries. Their specialized surgical training allows them a unique ability to care for diseases and injuries not only of the shoulder but also all the bones of the body. ...Read more

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What to do for a spranged knee?

What to do for a spranged  knee?

Ibuprofen and ice: Best use use ice and antiinflammatories for the pain. You should see your doctor if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What can you do for a concussion?

What can you do for a concussion?

See your doctor: A concussion is a serious injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional, especially if you have lost consciousness, feel nauseous or dizzy. Concussions are impact injuries of the brain and repeat injuries can cause irreversible damage. See your primary care physician, a neurologist, or the er if you think you may have recently sustained one. Don't take it lightly. ...Read more

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What to do for a sprang ancle

What to do for a sprang ancle

Sprain ankle ?: If it happened within last 6-12 hours it may still benefit from cold compresses with ice .Ideally you should get your ankle xrayed and evaluated by an er/urgent care doc, to rule out fractures as there is a possibility. If you can't go tonight to see the dr, keep your foot elvated on a pillow , can take pain killers-otc motrin/aleeve if you are not allergic/no kidney dz.See dr in the am, cold compr. ...Read more

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What to do for a knee strain?

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What to do for a knee strain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression & elevation is a good basis upon which to start treating most injuries. If any bleeding, bruising or deformity is noted, go see your doctor immediately. Same if you can't bear weight or walk. ...Read more

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What to do for a headache due to braces?

What to do for a headache due to braces?

Be sure of cause: If you normally never had headaches in the past and headaches only occur whilie wearing braces, only then it can be said with some confidence that headaches are due to braces which may not be properly fitting. However if you get even mild headaches at other times or before braces also then most common cause is migraines. ...Read more

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What can you do for a repetitive stress injury to a hand?

What can you do for a repetitive stress injury to a hand?

Rest: Depending on the diagnosis, rest, pt, ice, and anti-inflamatories are all preferable treatment options. Next might be a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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What can you do to take care of a shoulder injury?

What can you do to take care of a shoulder injury?

Orthopaedic exam: Your primary care physician or an orthopaedic surgeon who manages shoulder injuries can efficiently diagnose and treat your shoulder injury by taking a careful history, thorough examination, and often x-rays and an mri. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do about a head injury?

Please advise me what to do about a head injury?

Concussion: Minor head injury should not cause symptoms, if you experience any symptoms like, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, memory problem, nausea, balance issue, and sleep disturbances this may be because you have concussion which is going to have a benign course if there is no any bleeding or structural injury of the brain or spinal cord, the symptoms will decrease gradually but you have to take res. ...Read more

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What to do for a strained back?

What to do for a strained back?

Strained back: Michael: strained muscles usually heal with time (few days to 2-3 weeks). Initially, get some pain relief with acetaminophen (tylenol), and start physical therapy. Some people find short-term benefit with ice packs (apply a frozen bag of corn wrapped in a tea towel to the affected area) or moist heat. Long-term, back education and back strengthening are v. good preventative strategies. Nisha ...Read more

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How exactly should you care for a person with possible head neck or back injury?

Get help: The main problem with bystanders and neck injuries is a desire to help them yourself. First - call for qualified help (ems, ambulance, 911). Sometimes patients have an unstable neck injury that can be made worse by moving them. Let the appropriately trained people put the person in a neck brace and then take them for x rays. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken collarbone?

What to do for a broken collarbone?

Varies: Many clavicle fractures do very well with short term immobilization with a sling or figure of 8 harness, a small percent require surgery. I would discuss the specifics of your case with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do for a bruised toenail?

What to do for a bruised toenail?

Depends if its: painful or not, if its not leave it alone. If it is and there is blood under the toenail it could be drained or the nail removed. ...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 to do for a dislocated jaw?

What to do for a dislocated jaw?

Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon. ...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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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


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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more