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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Head And Neck Injuries (Overview)

A head and neck injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, cut, or fracture in his head or neck. Fractures can just be cracks, with the bones in fairly normal position, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken ends out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Cuts and scrapes can lead to infections.


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Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

Muscular and nerve: You can sustain extensive head and neck injuries from a bumpy ride. A researcher studying these injuries from university of miami football players showed you do not have to be hit in the neck or head to sustain extensive injuries including concussions. Bumpy rides exerts extensive g-forces on your head and neck which may lead to brain and, spinal cord/nerve injuries as well as muscle strains ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
22 Doctors shared insights

Head And Neck Injuries (Overview)

A head and neck injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, cut, or fracture in his head or neck. Fractures can just be cracks, with the bones in fairly normal position, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken ends out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Cuts and scrapes can lead to infections.


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I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

More details: Please provide more specific details like what these symptoms are, severity, duration, anything that you think will help the docs help you. Feel free to repost. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

Muscular and nerve: You can sustain extensive head and neck injuries from a bumpy ride. A researcher studying these injuries from university of miami football players showed you do not have to be hit in the neck or head to sustain extensive injuries including concussions. Bumpy rides exerts extensive g-forces on your head and neck which may lead to brain and, spinal cord/nerve injuries as well as muscle strains ...Read more

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How long does it take to get better from a head and neck injury?

How long does it take to get better from a head and neck injury?

Neck injury: It depends on what was found at the initial traumatic incident. Ie whether there were fractures in the spine, a concussion, abnormal head ct, etc. Seek counsel from a skilled neurologist or neurosurgeon to review your films/records for a better analysis of your prognosis. ...Read more

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Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Sometimes: If your head/neck symptoms are stemming from pathology in the brain or cervical spine then these tests may reveal something. If its muscular pain, then probably not. Realize that an MRI is just a picture at that point in time, and is not a physiologic test. However, it can be a very helpful test, especially if the symptoms aren't going away in a few weeks time. ...Read more

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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have head, neck, and back injuries?

How do I know if I have head, neck, and back injuries?

A history of injury: To these parts of the body, with symptoms of pain, tenderness, being the simplest ones.
A visit to your er with an examination, xrays, ct scans would all help to diagnose the problem (s) for you. ...Read more

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How exactly should you care for a person with possible head neck or back injury?

How exactly should you care for a person with possible head neck or back injury?

Get help: The main problem with bystanders and neck injuries is a desire to help them yourself. First - call for qualified help (ems, ambulance, 911). Sometimes patients have an unstable neck injury that can be made worse by moving them. Let the appropriately trained people put the person in a neck brace and then take them for x rays. ...Read more

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It is 3 months post accident and my head, neck and back injuries are still almost as bad as right after accident and now I am having shoulder and arm pain as well, what should I tell my doctors to get the best treatment? My back has not been treated at al

It is 3 months post accident and my head, neck and back injuries are still almost as bad as right after accident and now I am having shoulder and arm pain as well, what should I tell my doctors to get the best treatment? My back has not been treated at al

You need spine eval: You need a formal neck and low back evaluation, including mri's by a spine specialist, particularly given the complexity of insurance issues long term. A diagnosis is important for medical and insurance reasons. ...Read more

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I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that don't break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more

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On my mri of head and neck, it was noted that I ve empty Sella, what are the causes of it, I ve only had Ct scans but no injury, or radiation therapy?

On my mri of head and neck, it was noted that I ve empty Sella, what are the causes of it, I ve only had Ct scans but no injury, or radiation therapy?

GiddyYap, Clyde!!!!!!: Quote:"Empty sella syndrome is where the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened, creating a void in the boney sella turcica ("Turkish Saddle")wherein it resides at the base of the brain. ESS can be found in the radiological workup of pituitary disorders, or as an incidental finding."
So, it all depends on why they took the MRI, what symptoms you have. I'm sure your doc will discuss it with you ...Read more

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Why is my back lower head and neck feels so hot and pain?

Why is my back lower head and neck feels so hot and pain?

Head neck pain: Impossible to say without more information. Could be an injury. Could be an infection such as the flu.
If this has lasted for longer than 3-5 days, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Lots of stuff: The commonest cause of those symptoms is simple tension, muscle spasm. Other possibilities abound, including spinal arthritis, herniated cervical discs, inflamed lymph nodes, congenital malformations (chiari syndrome) or even tumors in the back part of the brain. ...Read more

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What to do if I hurt my head and neck. Should I be concerned?

What to do if I hurt my head and neck. Should I be concerned?

Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more

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Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem.
See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps. ...Read more

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My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

Drug or anxiety: This can mean that you have had exposure to a high dose of a toxic substance like alcohol. It can also reflect severe anxiety. If you have been exposed to (alcohol), you need to go to an urgent care center for treatment to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. Otherwise you need to contact a mental health provider. L ...Read more

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My head feels constantly thick, its been going on for 2 months. Also feels lame at the back of my head and neck but then moves arond?

My head feels constantly thick, its been going on for 2 months. Also feels lame at the back of my head and neck but then moves arond?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Pain on the back of my neck located on the disc between the head and neck if I put my head down I need to gentle hold my head up. What is that?

Pain on the back of my neck located on the disc between the head and neck if I put my head down I need to gentle hold my head up. What is that?

See below: It is not really possible for you to determine if the pain in your neck is coming from a disc or not. The discs are quite deep and you cannot feel them from the outside. Best to see a doctor who sees people with neck and back pain to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Any head and neck surgeons here?

Any head and neck surgeons here?

Plenty: There are plenty of renowned head and neck surgeons on this panel, you have to ask right question to get the proper answer (s). ...Read more

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What causes head and neck cancers?

What causes head and neck cancers?

Many Causes: Tobacco smoking and chewing is the largest cause of head/neck cancers. A significant number are caused by viruses (epstein barr virus, human pailoma virus); alcohol and less commonly hereitary factors also play a role. ...Read more

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Are head and neck cancers always terminal?

Are head and neck cancers always terminal?

Head and neck cancer: Head and neck cancers span a wide range of sites and cancer types with several causes. Depending on the site and type of cancer, many people are cured or do quite well. Several details about the cancer will substratify it into one with a more or less favorable prognosis if you know more specifically what type of cancer and its location. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of head and neck cancers?

What are the warning signs of head and neck cancers?

Common ones: Common signs can be a tip off for underlying head/neck cancer. A sore throat that gets worse despite antibiotics, a neck lump that keeps growing, voice hoarseness that get worse despite rest and therapy, or difficulty swallowing that gets worse are some common situations. General signs (major tiredness, unintentional weight loss) can happen. In pts with smoking & alcohol use the are more worrisome. ...Read more

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What are the types of head and neck cancer?

What are the types of head and neck cancer?

Many: The world health organization shows about 28 different types of salivary gland tumors, 35 thyroid gland tumors, 40 sinonasal tract tumors, about 18 larynx tumors, a dozen or more ear tumors. So -- while squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the majority of tumors, there are "hundreds" of tumor types in the head and neck. ...Read more

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Need more info: There can be many causes of severe head and neck pain. As such, these symptoms should be evaluated thoroughly by your primary care physician, neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to identify the cause. Once this is determined then appropriate treatment (s) can be considered. I hope all goes well and that you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

More details: Please provide more specific details like what these symptoms are, severity, duration, anything that you think will help the docs help you. Feel free to repost. ...Read more

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What could the pain in the back of my head and neck be?

See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit to your doctor is really warranted. ...Read more

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I have this tense feeling in the back of my head and neck. Will adjustment help?

Maybe: Many people find that chiropractic adjustment helps their pain. I would caution you to first make certain that you do not have any type of structural problems in your spine. Talk with your primary physician and/ or neurologist and have a thorough medical exam before choosing a chiropractor. ...Read more

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I have bump on the back of my neck where my head and neck meet on one side should I be worried?

I have bump on the back of my neck where my head and neck meet on one side should I be worried?

Check: Unlikely to know with out an exam. Most of lumps in this area are safe. Get checked. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Injuries (Definition)

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