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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I have dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage. Will I ever recover?

See details: Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. ...Read more

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After relocating a dislocated shoulder, what do doctors do to the damaged blood vessels or nerves?

After relocating a dislocated shoulder, what do doctors do to the damaged blood vessels or nerves?

Usually nothing: Most shoulder dislocations are not associated with any significant nerve or artery damage. Once the shoulder is relocated the tissues should heal. ...Read more

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How to fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

How to fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

Rehab: Gentle range of motion after 10-14 days then physical therapy. If this is the first dislocation it should be fully rehabilitated in 4-6 months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

What is the best way to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

Time, ROM, strength: If this is your first dislocation, time (rest) followed by gentle attempts to regain range of motion followed by rotator cuff strengthening is the recipe. You can do this under the guidance of a physical therapist or self-directed exercise. I strongly urge you to go to an ortho doc for an assessment of your risk for another shoulder dislocation in the future. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder?

Rapid but variable: Most initial (1st time) shoulder dislocations, once reduced, allow for rapid rehabilitation and recovery. Motion and strength recovery, though variable, occurs progressively over the 3-6 weeks. Residual instability or a sense of impending recurrent dislocation (or subluxation) is age and activity dependent. Younger more active patients are more likely to complain of recurrence than older patients. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a dislocated shoulder? How can I verify this is what I've got?

What does it feel like to have a dislocated shoulder? How can I verify this is what I've got?

Shoulder Dislocation: A shoulder dislocation is very painful and can be diagnosed by exam and X-rays. If you are concerned about this then make an appointment quickly to see an Orthopaedic surgeon or go to the ER if this just occurred to be evaluated and treated if necessary. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What is the typical recuperation time for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the typical recuperation time for a dislocated shoulder?

2-3 months: For first time simple shoulder dislocations after 2-3 months you can return to regular activities however further dislocations may occur. Also people over 40 with a first time dislocation need an MRI to make sure they don't have a rotator cuff tear. If there is pain feelings of a loose shoulder or multiple dislocations, then arthroscopic surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dislocated Shoulder (Definition)

A glenohumeral dislocation occurs when the head of humeus displaces in relationship to the glenoid fossa. Most glenohumeral dislocations occur when the humerus slips forward (anterior) on the fossa. A disocated shoulder must be reduced, & a post-reduction x-ray is necessary to check for any fractures/ ensure proper realignment. Dislocations may also cause soft tissue ...Read more


Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more