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Dr. Walter Husar
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Back Trauma (Overview)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the thoracic and lumbar spine.


Dr. Walter Husar
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Back Trauma (Overview)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the thoracic and lumbar spine.


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What is the best treatment for back trauma?

What is the best treatment for back trauma?

Evaluation: When trauma is sustained to the back, it is important to be seen either in the er or with a spine specialist. Most traumatic injuries to the back, are minor, yet quite painful. It is important to get x-rays to rule out fractures in trauma. If there are issues with mobilization or neurologic issues, additional treatments may be necessary. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Do lots of people get back trauma, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get back trauma, or is it unusual?

Yes: Second most common reason to see physician acute back ache. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for back trauma?

What do you recommend for back trauma?

Back trauma: Depends on the patient, the type and severity of the trauma, and the specific tissues injured and the total degree of the injury, including a complete assessment of the overall situation including mental and physical injury. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of back trauma?

What are the most common symptoms of back trauma?

Pain, malfunction: Back trauma can cause focal pain and tenderness when mild, cause more severe pain and dysfunction if tendons and muscle are ripped or contused, and lead to nerve damage at more distant sites if the bone is fractured or a disc displaced or ruptured. See your orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get back trauma, or is it unusual?

Yes: Second most common reason to see physician acute back ache. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: back trauma?

What is the definition or description of: back trauma?

Back trauma: Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the thoracic and lumbar spine. ...Read more

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Do people with back trauma have a lot of pain?

Back Trauma: Isa vague term is something fractured? Muscle strain. Back spsams a common reaction to back injuries can be very painful. ...Read more

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Recent back trauma, X-ray spondyloisthesis. What is it?

Recent back trauma, X-ray spondyloisthesis. What is it?

A slipped bone: Spondylolisthesis is the medical term meaning that one of the bones in the back has slipped out of place relative to an adjacent bone. It is probably not due to the trauma but was noticed on the x-rays. It is often asymptomatic but may cause back pain. It can also result in pinching of nerves at that level of the spine. ...Read more

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Can back trauma cause slipped femoral epiphysis?

Can back trauma cause slipped femoral epiphysis?

Not likely: Trauma isolated to the back is not likely to cause a slipped capital femoral epiphysis. That being said, it is rare for trauma to be purely isolated to the back. If there was significant trauma it may have injured multiple parts of the body. ...Read more

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What can I do for my back trauma without going to a doctor?

Back trauma: If it recent and of a mild incident some soreness--just rest, ice, and
otc pain meds, like ibuprofen---if you can this type of med. Otherwise, trauma indicates to me that you should be seen by a medical professional soon. Was it due to an auto accident, fall at home, exercise, abuse? If your pain is increasing, you have numbness, tingling, or loss of body functions; you must seek medical help. ...Read more

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Can a fall/back trauma cause djd? What is the difference between djd, sacrolitis and facet hypertrophy, osteophytes and stenosis/compression of l5-s

Yes. DJD= Degenerat-: I've joint disease of a joint. Can affect any joint. If its in the back its called spondylosis; sacroiliitis= inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint, due to arthritis, injury or an infection;
facet hypertrophy= enlargement of the facet joints from arthritis; osteophytes= spurs of bone from arthritis;
stenosis= narrowing of the spine. Compression= pinching of a nerve from any cause. ...Read more

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Back is killing me. Had a back trauma 6 months ago. Got a CT scan it shows mild joint arthropathy. Just bent back and popped real loud. What is that?

Back is killing me. Had a back trauma 6 months ago. Got a CT scan it shows mild joint arthropathy. Just bent back and popped real loud. What is that?

Be active: Stay active. The ct does not determine your life. Many folks have degenerative changes on images, but they do not correlate well with pain and other symptoms. Get regular aerobic exercise. Strengthen your core (back and tummy) muscles. Life is not over. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for back trauma?

Evaluation: When trauma is sustained to the back, it is important to be seen either in the er or with a spine specialist. Most traumatic injuries to the back, are minor, yet quite painful. It is important to get x-rays to rule out fractures in trauma. If there are issues with mobilization or neurologic issues, additional treatments may be necessary. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my back trauma?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my back trauma?

See H1 Goldurn?: Trauma needs description and investigation as to the result of the trauma before treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for back trauma?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for back trauma?

Don't know: Broad question and too broad to be answered in this forum. Trauma is a noun which describes several descriptive adjectives. The cause and effect of the trauma must be studied in order to determine just what the trauma has cause in the back as the treatment would be totally dependent upon the result of the trauma. ...Read more

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Painful to the touch near kidneys. No previous back pain/trauma. Consistent for about a year. Kind of a sore "bruise" pain when touched?

Painful to the touch near kidneys. No previous back pain/trauma. Consistent for about a year. Kind of a sore "bruise" pain when touched?

Spine not kidneys: Persistent pain or tenderness in the back near the kidneys is often due to underlying spinal issues, such as degeneration of the lumbar discs or arthritis of the spine. Pain from the kidneys themselves is usually intermittent and quite severe, whereas spinal pain tends to be more chronic and achy. ...Read more

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Extreme elbow pain when I extend and then bend it back No trauma to it or strain Did nothing physical to it. Hurts before bed also. Sharp and aching?

Extreme elbow pain when I extend and then bend it back No trauma to it or strain Did nothing physical to it. Hurts before bed also. Sharp and aching?

Elbow pain: Tough to say without an exam. See the Dr. And get a full history and Physical exam of the area. You may have an overuse injury, for example if you play tennis, or golf, or area cashier or do a lot of cleaning (using your arms) and are constantly active. Gout could be possible. With Extreme pain, Have it assessed to get a diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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3 mnth back scrotal trauma (rt-testis pulled toward thigh)led 2 groin pain. Met 2 urologist. Physical exm, mri (3t), usg, all ok. Still sme pain why can it b?

3 mnth back scrotal trauma (rt-testis pulled toward thigh)led 2 groin pain. Met 2 urologist. Physical exm, mri (3t), usg, all ok. Still sme pain why can it b?

2 possiblities: If you suffered a groin injury, you could have pulled or tore a muscle in the inner thigh at the same time. These can take weeks to heal and sometimes require physical therapy.
However, if it is scrotal pain you are feeling, you most likely have a bad inguinal ligament strain. These too will eventually heal. Just make sure you follow up with a good physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Looking for very simple, slow stretches to relax the lower back. I had trauma a few weeks ago.?

Looking for very simple, slow stretches to relax the lower back. I had trauma a few weeks ago.?

Williams: Look up williams flexion exercises including pelvic tilt, knee to chest, pelvic rotation exercises to help your back.
Use hot packs, hot tub or low back massage.
Use balms such as ben gay and be gentle with all you do.
Walking is great to relax the back as well. ...Read more

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I crashed my bike resulting in a big black eye and a chunk of my eye lashes disappearing : (will they grow back after that trauma?

I crashed my bike resulting in a big black eye and a chunk of my eye lashes disappearing : (will they grow back after that trauma?

Exam: I hope you had an examination by a physician. If not, make one. Your lashes may or may not grow back, depending on The nature of the injury. ...Read more

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Trauma and back pain? I was hit by a drunk driver and have had back pain ever since. It's gotten much worse over the years and about eight months ago I was told I had a herniated disc. About two weeks ago I was working on a ladder and fell about five or

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Trauma and back pain? I was hit by a drunk driver and have had back pain ever since. It's gotten much worse over the years and about eight months ago I was told I had a herniated disc. About two weeks ago I was working on a ladder and fell about five or

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It sounds like your pain might come from trauma. I recommend you seeking help from a health care provider (pain management physician, spine surgeon. ..) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that you can go through so much distress and trauma that you just can no longer get back to the functioning person you were.?

Is it possible that you can go through so much distress and trauma that you just can no longer get back to the functioning person you were.?

No......PTSD: Human psyche.........not yet understood. Example....... killing tour returners. That is rewarded by PTSD like mental health related social security reward. ...Read more

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