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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends on type : This depends on type of injury: muscular, bony or ligamental injury. Some are treated with just observation, others brace, and still others with surg ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience in Sports Medicine
PE/Xray/CT/MRI/etc: Evaluation starts with history of the injury and physical exam (testing for tenderness, range of motion, cranial nerve exam, motor/sensation/reflexes/ ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
You can not tell so: You should see a physician for the correct diagnosis and treatment options.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 muscula ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lucia Zamorano
40 years experience in Neurosurgery
Inflamation: Related to inflation of tendons ligaments and otjer soft tissues after aceleration decelaration.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
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-ray ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not directly: Go see your doctor, for an examination, and to ensure there is no issues to worry about that is causing your chest pain.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Possibly: Can clarify via both MRI of neck and EMG study of arms. Can easily be sorted out in this fashion.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Cervical strain: Neck muscles strain can cause headache, spasm and stiffness. Needs some muscle relaxants, pain meds, exercises. May be massage.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Disc in neck: Yes
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
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 radic ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Not exactly: The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that passes through the axilla, or underarm area. True brachial plexus damage is unlikely to cause the sympt ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
A bit of a distance: between the shoulder and the spine. The usual cause of "temporary spine curvature" or "change in normal lordosis" is a muscle spasm--typically of the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number if possibilities, the two mist common are a cervical radiculopathy or a rotator cuff tear. A cervical radiculopathy is an irritati ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: The rotator cuff is located beneath both the acromion and the clavicle. The body has a tough time deciding where the pain is because of the low densi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Yes: If the strain is bad enough to cause muscles to become inflamed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bowel medications: If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique. If the constipation is due t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but i would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
15 years experience in Sports Medicine
Trauma, posture &...: Weakness. Whiplash or sudden traumatic forces are common causes but so are improper posture while sitting, bad ergonomics, and lack of exercise, movem ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes / No: In massive rotator cuff tears the shoulder can sublux superiorly and caus significant arthritis but acute dislocation of the shoulder is not seen.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
40 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: they can be related. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
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 t ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Bramlett
39 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possible: a severe strain may cause acute numness yet certainly neck pain head ache or painful motion
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behnam Myers
19 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends : Each injury is different. They type of injury dictates the treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 muscula ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: People find different beds, pillows, positions comfortable. Within reason, pick your bed and sleep options based on what is comfortable before, during ... Read More
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