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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
When an external: Energy force overcomes the strength of the soft tissues of the neck or cervical spine injuring those soft tissues which can include: the muscles, liga ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck pain headache: Typical symptoms can be neck pain, neck spasm, pain or headaches up the back of your head & into the area between your shoulder blades and over your s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck pain: Neckpain stiffness and muscle spasms.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect ... 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably not: While there have been advances in head restraint systems by some auto manufacturers, it is probably not possible to prevent the whiplash syndrome enti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
No good answer: I hope your injury resolves quickly but there is no way to predict your outcome.A healthy pre-morbid condition:how fit (mentally and physically) you w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain in the neck: Whiplash generally include some degree of neck pain and muscle stiffness. Depending on the severity of the injury, signs and symptoms may also include ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Same: Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. These are usually the mildest form of tbi.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
17 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Yes.: Yes. Anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision should be evaluated for whiplash. Even 5mph accidents are enough to cause challenges. 1 in 4 people ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Your primary care doctor can diagnose this condition. Alternatively, the specialists that deal with this most often are physiatrists who are doctors w ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
TBI, not MS: Ms is a complicated disease process to the sheath around nerves - not caused by trauma. But there are many conditions that can be developed as a resul ... 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like ... Read More
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Gottehrer
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Can injure TMJ: Can create injury to TMJ which can result inchronic headaches/neck pain.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Depending on the angle of seat and also the amount of vibration, motorcycles could certainly aggravate a back injury by both of these mechanisms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Anytime you neck/back is whipped back and forth, a whiplash injury can occur.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faysal Saab
8 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Prior injury in the neck can cause you to have tension-headaches for quite a while afterward. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medications (but ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
34 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chiropractic : Chiropractic care is safe and often effective for various pains during pregnancy. If you have found one that works with pregnant women, hang on to him ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray and Possible: Mri, if the doctor think you need it.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck pain after....: You would experience some type of neck pain after an injury that resulted in your neck being forced into extension and flexion suddenly.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or M ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament whic ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ???
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sprain/strain: Whiplash is a non medical terminology. It represents an acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck. Commonly referred to as neck sprain/strain. Bu ... Read More
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: In the acute setting the swelling that can be induced from the trauma in your wrist may cause enough compression on the median nerve resulting in cts ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not typically: Scoliosis is commonly defined as an abnormal curvature to the spine, usually related to developmental issues. A single car accident should not produc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually nothing: Most cervical whiplash injuries are associated with transient neck discomfort and stiffness. Usually a short course of over the counter nsaids help, a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medicatio ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Whiplash : Lie flat in bed at night with either an ice bag or a heating pad set on low. Whichever feels moe comfortable for you. Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen for p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Assuming that: You do not have injury to cervical disc, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or spinal cord damage, you could visit an osteopathic physician, physical therap ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
Time: Time, therapy, avoiding neck strain (maybe short term with c-collar), pain meds and muscle relaxers.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
57 years experience in Neurology
1. being the driver: 1. Riding a motor vehicle as a driver (drivers are more predisposed to have whip. 2. Not using head protector (head "rest")3. Sudden stops increase th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
If the impact: is inevitable simply knowing that will allow you to brace yourself for the impact. turning sideways is not recommended because safety devices in cars ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Heavy lifting: You can start gentle exercises hot showers swimming but avoid heavy lifting overhead work and prolonged driving more that 1 hour at a time. As you sta ... Read More
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