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Can You Bruise Your Spine
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Most cases no but...: Meningitis refers to the inflammation of a protective layer of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Clinically, movements that stretch this layer (i.e. Bending the neck forward) will be painful. However, if your immune system is altered (pt on immunosupressive meds, transplant pt, pt with aids with a very low cd 4 count) may not have this symptom. ...Read more
Spine & finger pain: Yes. Problems affecting the spinal cord inside the neck and the nerve roots that come out between the vertebra of the neck can cause hand & finger pain (involving all 5 fingers). Other rare disorders like a cyst inside the central cord area (syrinx) can cause what is called "stocking-glove paresthesias"--unpleasant sensations in both hands & feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue bruise: I know personally that you can badly lacerate your tongue from biting. The tongue is mostly muscle and usually repairs itself when cut. I did check with an ENT doc and he told me that in rare cases patients who cut their tongue may develop some scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: While it is difficult to actually "break" your neck by stretching you should follow this rule. Any stretch that causes pain for you is too much. Distinguish between the feeling of a good stretch and a stretch that is causeing pain. ...Read more
Get an x-ray: Best to consult a doctor and have an x-ray taken. ...Read more
Unlikely: The kidneys lie half above and below the ribs ~ 10 cm off the midline. The ribs and strong spinal muscles provide excellent protection. Pain may be from the muscles themselves. Please see your doctor for a detailed examination. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Generally, a twisted ankle is another term for a "sprained ankle". This is either a rotation with the foot turned in or out and the leg turning with the foot or against it. The most common twist is when the foot turns in and "rolls" under the ankle where pain, swelling, and instability occurs on the outside of the ankle. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you had a lesion to your abducens nerve, how would this affect your eye movement?
Non operatively as : 90% get better with time but treatment can include: medication, exercise, activity modification, physical therapy & even pain management via injections like epidural steroid injections. For those that do not respond to a satisfactory degree & imaging studies correlate with symptoms & physical exam findings, surgery can be done with the type of surgery dependent on the causes of the nerve issue. ...Read more
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more
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