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Could past spinal trauma be causing my MS like symptoms?

Could past spinal trauma be causing my MS like symptoms?

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

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What is the treatment to fix sever lumber spinal trauma?

What is the treatment to fix sever lumber spinal trauma?

Possibly surgery: If the damage is severe enough that it causes nerve damage - which may cause leg weakness or loss of bowel or bladder function - a neurosurgeon may operate. Otherwise physical therapy and medications are often used. ...Read more

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What can be done about my sever lumbar spinal trauma it hurts all the time and swells bad?

What can be done about my sever lumbar spinal trauma it hurts all the time and swells bad?

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

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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?

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

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What are potential complications of spinal cord trauma?

What are potential complications of spinal cord trauma?

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

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I read fibromyalgia can be caused by physical/medical trauma to body. Diagnosed shortly after spinal tap, any correlation? All other tests negative

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

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What is spinal cord disease, other than an injury or trauma?

What is spinal cord disease, other than an injury or trauma?

Many: These include infections, tumors, strokes, inflammatory disorders, polio, als, transverse myelitis, and many others. There are vascular diseases, autoimmune disorders, and other syndromes/diseases which can affect the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Can white spots on MRI be caused by past trauma, such as falling and hitting head as a child? (Spinal tap normal)

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

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Doctor, Can the rootlets of spinal nerves (originating from spinal cord )which are very thin,snap out completely due to severe neck trauma?

Doctor, Can the rootlets of spinal nerves (originating from spinal cord )which are very thin,snap out completely due to severe neck trauma?

Avulsion: Yes, severe stretch trauma can cause avulsion of the spinal nerve rootlets from the cord. Unfortunately, when this occurs, the damage is irreversible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

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

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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

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

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What is head trauma?

What is head trauma?

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

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What is a trauma center?

What is a trauma center?

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

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What is a trauma center?

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Trauma centers : They are equipped with skilled staff to handle such emergencies. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Yes: Damage to the lens of the eye, or damage to the fluid circulation system in the eye can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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Ice or warmth? Testicular trauma

Ice or warmth? Testicular trauma

Ice: Will arrest or mean less swelling from tissue edema. ...Read more

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What does "trauma during sex" mean?

What does "trauma during sex" mean?

Ouch.: Means an injury that occurred during sex. Often refers to abrasions or bruising of the penis or vagina. ...Read more

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What is testicular trauma caused by?

What is testicular trauma caused by?

The usual.: Horse, bike, motorcycle, fighting, skateboarding, football, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, ladder, vigorous sex, angry female. ...Read more

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Could you die from blunt force trauma?

Could you die from blunt force trauma?

Possibly: Any trauma, if hard enough, and affecting important vital organs like the brain, heart, liver or kidneys could cause death. These are the effects commonly of auto accidents and military events. ...Read more

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How can I get over a childhood trauma?

How can I get over a childhood trauma?

Trauma: Counseling. Look for a counselor that you feel safe with, who you feel you can say anything to. It might take a few tries. These counselors can also evaluate you and see if medication might help. Sometimes you need a life jacket (medicine), until you learn to swim (counseling). ...Read more

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Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

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 more

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How can I address a blunt force trauma?

How can I address a blunt force trauma?

Depends on where: Is this to the head, chest, abdomen? Additional imaging is needed. ...Read more

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Can emotional trauma damage your memory?

Can emotional trauma damage your memory?

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

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What is recovery like after head trauma?

What is recovery like after head trauma?

Depends: Depends on severity of injury , mild thing is concussion which is quick recovery within few days , to the extent of months to years with severe head injury which some of them are fatal. ...Read more

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What's it like being an icu trauma nurse?

What's it like being an icu trauma nurse?

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

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What can they do for head trauma victims?

What can they do for head trauma victims?

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

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When should someone see a trauma specialist?

Decided for you: This is not a decision you would make. There is often not a choice as you are taken to see the trauma specialist by ambulance or helicopter. ...Read more

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Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

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 more

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How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

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

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What should be done for blunt trauma to the head?

What should be done for blunt trauma to the head?

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 more

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How does accupuncture help deal with past trauma?

How does accupuncture help deal with past trauma?

Seven dragons: There is a technique called seven dragons or internal and external dragon release. This type of treatment helps to reboot the emotional system or a control /alt /delete for the human body. ...Read more

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When does trauma warrant trip to the emergency room?

When does trauma warrant trip to the emergency room?

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 more

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