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What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

Many: Trauma such as a tumble down stairs can fracture the spine, inflame the joints or rupture a disc. Symptoms may be localized back pain or radiculopathy leg or arm pain, you should have this checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more

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What can I do for a back injury from falling down the stairs?

What can I do for a back injury from falling down the stairs?

DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, i would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

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Don't drive vehicle, have someone drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What are some up and down of an epidural? I have a back injury and they're tryna give me one, my family is saying no from experience, no kids yet?

What are some up and down of an epidural? I have a back injury and they're tryna give me one, my family is saying no from experience, no kids yet?

Epidural med/needle: Dr sampat is correct but some problems are from the needle and some from the medicine. If steroids are not used results change. The headache chance should be < 1/300, bleeding < 1/10, 000, infection and other problems are less, ask the rate of the person doing it. There is no chance of disc damage from an epidural. Just like an I.V. Is not going to damage your hand other than a black and blue. ...Read more

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What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?

What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?

Rest: Most nontraumatic low back pain will get better with simple rest. If it doesn't or if it goes down your leg or causes weakness, see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get seen by medical professional for testing as soon as possible
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Do not return to activity which caused injury until cleared by doctor
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Limit analgesics for headaches in the first 24-48 hrs
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Headache right side better sleep neck injury back injury pain going down to hip feet knee left?

Headache right side better sleep neck injury back injury pain going down to hip feet knee left?

Mechanical pain: Sounds to me as if the symptoms are suggestive of a mechanical type of pain causing the headache itself as in a cervical radiculopathy or other irritating force in the vertebral column which is irritating the neck resulting in headaches. I'm a headache specialist & would be happy to lend you more personal services. Please contact me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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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