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TOUGH AREA: First, not fully clear if non-penetrating trauma ever has caused or worsened ms, and the american academy of neurology does not feel there is sufficient evidence to indicate causation. Yet injury to the spinal cord may cause damage that could fluctuate such as a spinal stenosis and might mimic ms. This really deserves a more direct approach as you could have both. See a neurosurgeon.. ...Read more
prolotherapy: Chronic pain after spinal injury is a result of unhealed ligament tissue false movement and chronic inflammation in the area. Treat the cause by restoring integrity to the ligaments enforcing the ligaments to heal this is prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed .Org for information and to find a doctor near you. ...Read more
Sinus pres. Xmas. Clear salty watery liquid from one nostril like tears random and when bend over.no head/nasal sinus,spinal trauma, freaking out!bad?
Postnasal drip: From the description I don't believe you need to "freak out" for any reason. The fluid is most likely related to either allergy or viral invasion and this will clear in due course. If this were anything else you'd likely have many more significant & intolerable symptoms. If you'd like more information please write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Many: In the acute period: further loss of cord function, pneumonia, blood clots, pressure sores, urinary tract infections, acute depression. Later on: urinary tract infection, pressure sores, autonomic dysreflexia (severe high blood pressure), fractures and deformity of the paralyzed limbs, osteoporosis, depression. ...Read more
I read fibromyalgia can be caused by physical/medical trauma to body. Diagnosed shortly after spinal tap, any correlation? All other tests negative
Not a risk: Headache and damage at the puncture site and bleeding are risks but not fibromyalgia. Here's info: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/spinal_tap/page2_em.htm The exact cause(s) are not known but there are things understood to be uninvolved. This is one. Look for relief - cause may not be known for a long time (if ever). Best wishes! ...Read more
Can spinal meningitis when i was fifteen cause hypothalamic dysfunction? Have several signs of h.D. But no trauma or guess to what could've caused it.
Can white spots on MRI be caused by past trauma, such as falling and hitting head as a child? (Spinal tap normal)
Motion artifact ?: Any imaging test, especially an MRI, can have spots in them that are not a real abnormality, called motion artifact. Your radiologist should be able to tell if the spots are something real or not, because the dots can represent fluid collections as well. If some question exists about whether this is a real finding, you will need to repeat the study, sorry. Trauma can cause fluid collections... ...Read more
Doctor, Can the rootlets of spinal nerves (originating from spinal cord )which are very thin,snap out completely due to severe neck trauma?
Scrotal trauma led 2 groin pain since 4 mnths.Pain mangmnt.Doc says pulled genitofmoral nerve, asks 2 do nerve root block at spinal cord.Complications?
Groin pain: Nerve root block is a good choice to stop the pain pattern. However, just trauma induced nerve pull is hard to explain your long time symptoms. You have not told what medication(s) you are taking. If you are taking short acting narcotics, such as lortab, oxycodon for prolonged time, more than 1 week, you may become sensitive to pain sensation, nor narcotic induced pain. Acupuncture might help. ...Read more
What could be the cause of mild spinal stenosis at L5/S1 level in a 26-y male with a history of vitamin D deficiency and no significant trauma?
Born with it: Joe Montana, my favorite football player, had it too. ...Read more
Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.
Unlikely: What type of spinal cord injury might you be referring to if you are saying there is no trauma in the history? In addition, for twitching throughout the entire body to be related to spinal cord damage that would imply that virtually the entire spinal cord itself would have to have been affected and that is highly improbable. Bottom line-spinal cord injury not responsible for body twitching. ...Read more
What is a nondisplaced spinal fracture and what is the treatment for it?I'm 18 and haven't had any recent traumas but my xrays showed I have one
Varies : It means you have a fracture, which is a break, in some part of the vertebrae. The fracture is not displaced, meaning the bone on each side has not shifted. Did you have a injury? Are you in pain. Treatment would be based upon the part if the spine involved and whether or not there we're associated soft tissue injuries. Discuss directly with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...Read more
Specialized Care: The are Specialized Medical Centers that have the personnel, equiptment and expertise to handle both acute blunt and penetrating trauma. They are so designated by the County where they are located so the ambulance takes a trauma victim to them immediately from the scene and they are attended to immediately without delay. They are designated Level I, II and III depending on their resources ...Read more
ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: But not likely to be permanent. Emotional trauma may cause distraction and therefore an inability to properly attend to your environment and to properly store and retrieve information. Even daydreaming - reliving a pleasant experience- can interfere with memory. Who hasn't burnt cookies when some other thought got in the way? ...Read more
Rewarding: I am not an ICU trauma nurse, but the ones i know are very intelligent, kind, compassionate, hard working individuals who I am sure feel rewarded each day after providing good quality care to ailing patients. ...Read more
Evaluate then treat: Initial evaluation is to determine if there is a condition needing neurosurgical intervention. Next comes supportive care in the hospital. Assessment for increased intracranial pressure that requires treatment is evaluated. On discharge, rehabilitation services are available for residual deficits. ...Read more
Car crash: From 1-10, the leading cause of preventable death in the us in automobile crashes. Lack of, or inappropriate use of passenger safety seats is a contributing factor. While most understand infants need a protective seat, even that group has ~90% errors in proper use when evaluated at car seat checks.Morbidity is highest when parents are those that choose not to use a seat belt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more
ER : Er evaluation. Of course it depends on the details and force of the trauma. But if there is significant pain, particularly in association with any nausea, vomiting, confusion or disorientation would need urgent evaluation for concussion at minimum, internal bleed as worst case scenario. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trauma+/- ER: If there is uncontrolled bleeding, partial or full amputation, dislocated joint, some head injuries, uncontrollable pain,eye injuries... Some traumas require immediate treatment and some can wait. Is there anything specific you would like to know or is this a general question? If a trauma has occurred and you are concerned go to your local urgent care or ER immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer