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Baby Neck Injury Symptoms
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?
Neck pain radiating to back of head, persistent dull headache, with neurological symptoms similar to brain injury worsened by substances .. Causes?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a repetitive strain injury to the neck be the culprit of complex regional pain syndrome? Had foot injury 2 years after neck injury..
Yes: they can be related. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.comGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Spasm while swallowing 2 months ago, now have neck stiffnes on same side. Could it be spasmodic torticollis, and what MRI to do? (brain, neck?)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a shoulder injury (nothing injuring the neck) cause mild osteoarthritis in the neck?
Was a shoulder strain nothing relates to the neck
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
Neck/back injury 9 mos ago; 4 mos ago waking with numbness in hands r > l; now burning palms;md says carpal tunnel; can symptoms be from neck injury?
Go to emergency room: Put pressure on wound if bleeding. Hurry! ...Read more
Neck: Depends on how bad. You should take NSAID. Sometimes muscle relaxer hepful. Neck exercises or PT helpful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Each injury is different. They type of injury dictates the treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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