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What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none over more than 3 years. Consider treatment for symptoms to decide if neurochemical cause. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later

Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur because of any structure encroaching upon that space. It can be congenital or something that you are born with. It is commonly caused by disc bulging or herniation, facet joint hypertrophy (overgrowth) from arthritis, or ligament buckling. Trauma as you described could lead to a bulging disc or arthritis with time. ...Read more

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Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned.  Brachial plexus triggers nerve  symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with eventual scarring, called thoracic outlet syndrome. Therapy does help, but is a specific approach, such as felderkreis work. Both EMG and ultrasound studies could pin down precise mechanism. If you have tos, about 85% success with conservative rx. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

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 you. ...Read more

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Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

No, not possible.: No, trauma to the head cannot cause an aneurysm. But I want to make sure we are using the terms in a similar fashion. An aneurysm is an unstable blood vessel, a bleed in the brain is a different process. A hard enough trauma could cause bleeding in the brain or it could (rarely) cause rupture of an existing aneurysm. ...Read more

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Can the symptom "stiff neck" of spinal meningitis go away?

Can the symptom "stiff neck" of spinal meningitis go away?

Spinal meningitis: Usually once the infection clears the symptoms of a stiff neck resolve but it can take some time as the infection irritates the membrane that goes around the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain-popping, with arm/hand pain numbness. Done pt, tens, and cervical epidurals. Mri of neck ok emg showed abnormalities but symptoms worse?

EMG should show : If you had a normal cervical spine MRI it is no surprise that epidurals were ineffective. The EMG you said is abnormal - it should suggest the nerves affected and allow your pain management physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. If your doctor can not seem to help, consider obtaining another medical opinion. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?

Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?

Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck muscles become spastic to prevent painful cervical tilt; a cervical self-preservative splinting process. The trick is to resolve muscle spasm to prevent muscle deconditioning and weakness from disuse. Few weeks of disuse can further weaken muscles. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more

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Could an old skull injury cause current headaches and other symptoms?

Could an old skull injury cause current headaches and other symptoms?

Yes it can: Posttraumatic headaches can be either tension headaches or migraines and any injury where the skull was actually injured can cause these types of headaches. Postural changes related to aging can cause delayed start of these post-traumatic headaches as well. ...Read more

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Diagnosed brain lesion and small herniated disc in neck Past 2 months head n neck tension Motrin don't work Can it be herniated disc or lesion?

Diagnosed brain lesion and small herniated disc in neck Past 2 months head n neck tension Motrin don't work Can it be herniated disc or lesion?

What kind of lesion: You'll need to specify your "brain lesion" since this can mean many different types of problems from stroke, to tumor, to degenerative white matter disease, to demyelination or MS. The pain in the neck is more likely secondary to the herniated disc rather than an intracranial lesion. ...Read more

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Could I have a vertebral artery dissection after a neck injury? I scoot back in bed onto my head & neck, I heard a crunch in my neck followed by severe pain. Urgent care says neck spasm. Injury was 5 days ago. How long before symptoms would present?

Could I have a vertebral artery dissection after a neck injury? I scoot back in bed onto my head & neck, I heard a crunch in my neck followed by severe pain. Urgent care says neck spasm. Injury was 5 days ago. How long before symptoms would present?

Possible: Vertebral artery dissections due to neck trauma can occur after relatively violent incidents, such as whiplash type injuries. Symptoms related to such a dissection can range from non-existent to a stroke, but this can also vary in time presentation from the initial injury. The only way of really diagnosing a vertebral artery dissection is with CT angiogram. Discuss with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a penetrating neck injury. What should I do?

Go to emergency room: Put pressure on wound if bleeding. Hurry! ...Read more

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What do I do to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

What do I do to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

Exercises: In general theraputic and strengthening exercises will help most neck and back problems. These should be learned through a physicial therapist. ...Read more

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What can I could to let my spine/neck heal after a neck injury?

Doctor's orders: No one-size-fits-all answer here. Healing involves different phases, which proceed in a certain order but at differing rates in different people. If your injury is severe, you should be under the care of a spine specialist and possibly a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What to do for a neck injury?

What to do for a neck injury?

Apply ice.: Apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. You may need to wear a foam neck collar, for comfort. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neck injury?

What are the tests for neck injury?

Hard to say: It depends on the examination and patient complaints. It could be anything from a simply xray to something more complex such as nerve conduction studies, an MRI or a myelogram. ...Read more

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How to support a neck injury when laying down?

How to support a neck injury when laying down?

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 muscular in nature, then with just a small pillow supporting your head while on your side or on your back. ...Read more

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How to best support a neck injury while laying down?

If just talking : About a strain or muscular injury, a small flat pillow should be enough. Sometimes, a soft cervical collar for a short period of time can help as well. These are more for comfort. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neck injury?

A stress or force : Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, bones or nerve tissue. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take up bobsledding with an old neck injury?

Is it ok to take up bobsledding with an old neck injury?

That would depend : On the type of injury and the treatment or lack of it given and as to whether there may be any instability as a result. But if there was no fracture or injury type that would lead to an instability , then it should be ok as long as there are no ongoing symptoms in which case you should see your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Kinetic Chain: It's important to understand the kinetic chain, an injury to one part of the body can definitely have an impact on another part. Pain may alter the way you move, and that can cause additional pain in new areas. Furthermore, if you have a lot of pain in a lower extremity joint, you may begin to favor the opposite leg, overuse it and then develop pain. ...Read more

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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

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 type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...Read more

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What should I do for facial numbness after a neck injury?

What should I do for facial numbness after a neck injury?

See a Neurologist: This is unusual after neck trauma. If it persists, a neuologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

First see your : Physician for evaluation and treatment . Next, notify your employer to file a claim under worker comprnsation as per the laws if your state. ...Read more

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Can a back and neck injury cause my head to hurt and make me feel nauseous as well? I don't feel too well. Please help. Thanks.

Yes: A neck injury can cause pain to radiate up the back of the head feeling like a headache. Pain symptoms may also lead to feeling nauseous. You my have had a head injury that was not diagnosed leading to the nausea. See your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens if someone's thyroid is cut in a neck injury?

You can bleed more: Not as much as getting a major blood vessel but the thyroid is a very vascular organ and near a lot of other important structures. The type of injury would dictate the consequences but in any case need to be dealt with emergently. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my neck injury causing weakness in arm need opinions?

Should i be concerned if my neck injury causing weakness in arm need opinions?

Yes!: If you injured your neck and now have weakness in one or both arms, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. You may also need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for additional evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

Neck Injury (Definition)

Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, ...Read more


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Neck Trauma (Definition)

The chiropractors often refer to whiplash but any type of injury could be termed neck trauma, from soft tissue, ruptured disc, vertebral fracture ...Read more