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Chest Discimfort After A Fall
After an accident a year ago.Having pain at the sternum area. Did have some seatbelt injury. X-rays negative. Could something appear after a year?
Not likely: It is more likely a new issue and should be evaluated by your dr. ...Read more
I am recovering from a stage 2 shoulder separation that occurred a week ago. Pain in pectoral adjacent to injured shoulder when breathing deeply.
Chest pain: When it comes to chest pain, we ask a lot of questions to start with. Available info here is not enough to make any approximate diagnosis but what goes against cardiac type of chest pain is the worsening element with deep breathing. This is usually more indicative of musculoskeletal pain and atelectasis (collapsing lung tissue due to insufficient breathing usually)... consider talking to a doc. ...Read more
When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?
If you able to carry out your usual activities and the pain is subsiding, you may watch and wait. If there is any damage to the nerves, the pain has not subsided, the bruise becomes infected, or if there is an open wound, see a doctor now.
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Can a thoracic spine injury from a slip n fall later cause problems with the neck over a period of years ?
I was thinking of going back to work early after recovering from a back injury for a while. Should i?
See below: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Had 6 broken ribs/pneumothorax b/c of a car accident in 1998. Yesterday I lifted equipment. Is this a flare up from an old injury/why does it hurt?
Pain in chest and back after catching self with one hand from falling while bus did sudden turn, why could have occurred?
Multiple things: Hard to tell without a physical exam, but you could have caused some muscle spasms leading to this feeling, jarred your costocondral or costovertebral joints, subluxed a rib/ribs, jammed your shoulder causing pain to entire shoulder girdle, or irritated a nerve in your neck or back with radicular signs. Again, difficult to tell, but if you are concerned and its not getting better, see your doc. ...Read more
25 yr old female. Is it possible to have chest and rib pain (front and back) two weeks after shoveling a lot of snow?
Yes: This may be an intercostal strain, which is a muscle between the ribs. These can take several weeks to heal. Of course, there are several other possible causes, both orthopedic and non-orthopedic. If persistent and worrisome, it would be worthwhile to consult with a physician. ...Read more
I am in a lot of pain after rotator cuff surgery and a shaved bone spur.It's been 3 weeks when does the pain start to get better?
Burning sensation in upper arm with shoulder blade discomfort. Started a couple months ago pretty sure from a work out ?
Chest wall injury from car crash a week ago extreme pain in heart area when sneezing n hiccups. Whats wrong?
35 year old female persistent burning pain in ULQ under ribs after straining during a BM a few months ago. Felt POP at the time of strain.. ?
Woke up with red skin bruising and bad pain a year after hip contusion from pressurized metal pipe without any additional injury. Why? See a doc?
Bruising : Urgent: Hi the best answer i can give you is you do need to be seen asap by a good medical provider. Bruising and pain without obvious cause is worrisome. Please do not delay. ...Read more
See below: Be patient, they resolve very slowly but heal very nicely. ...Read more
Not the same as herniated: The disk is made of two types of cartilage: a softer inner nucleus pulposis and a fibrous stiffer annulus fibrosis. As we age, the connective tissue of the body dries out and becomes stiffer, producing wrinkles and bulges in our skin and other parts of our body sag and bulge as we age, including disks. Diffuse bulges are part of the normal aging process past adolescence, NOT caused by trauma. ...Read more
Had a nerve root injection of a local anaesthetic & cortisone in to the spine a few hours ago is having a bad headache normal?
It happens. : It happens. Can either be a side effect of the steroid, or a headache from a spinal fluid small needle poke leak. If headache goes away when lying down, it's a spinal tap headache. Treat with caffeine and laying down. If it's really bad, call doctor who did procedure and they may do a blood patch - small injection of your own blood into the area to help heal the needle poke. Let them know. ...Read more
Had a fall in WC.
PAIN IN left CHEST GOING TO shoulder.
Which specialist to contact for this?
Is this a ligament issue or muscle?
I have a pretty bad cough, getting an epidural injection in neck for herniated disc. What if i cough during the procedure while asleep?
Had a fall in washroom.
Pain in life side of chest going to shoulder.
X ray is okay.
Why still so much pain?
Ligament or muscles weakness?
Age 65 yeas
Could be: Yes, you could have pulled a muscle or ligament. If xray okay, then I would give it some more time to heal. If not better in a few weeks, return to MD. ...Read more