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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. Lynne Weixel
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 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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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