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A 41-year-old member asked:

can car accident straighten your cervical spine?

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Dr. Jennifer Tucker
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: The crevice spine straightens when the muscles along side the spine are more active. This happens when a "whiplash" type injury occurs and the muscles and supporting structures of the neck have been injured. Straightening of the cervical spine is not dangerous, just an indication that there has been an injury.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bursas, tendons and ligaments. Any of these alone or together can cause symptoms. Your evaluation will clarify this.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause back and neck pain?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What's the rehabilitation after lumbosacral spine surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on u & type: This depends on the type of surgery done and what condition you are in at the time of surgery and whether there were any complications with the surgery. For an outpatient microdisectomy, it can range from activity restriction for several weeks and some home exercises to a full fledged physical therapy program of at least 6 weeks with a more involved surgery like a multilevel fusion.
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A 52-year-old male asked:

Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possible: Thyroid disease can cause eye problem but many other conditions can also cause this: allergy, sinus infection, tumor...See your doctor to have your thyroid level checked. If it's normal, then the thyroid is not causing the eye problem. Good luck.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

My wife has a boil behind her back. Sometimes, the boil will swell and contained pus. We think egg consumtion caused this. Is it possible?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: A boil is an infection from an organism on the skin. There are also glands that can become occluded and these sebaceous glands will drain a malodorous thick material but they are not always infected. See your doctor for treatment but not related to eggs.

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