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Head And Neck Injuries In Children
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
History, phys, scans: Typically a patient will present to their doctors with a history of a mass or growth in their head or neck they noticed or that someone else has noticed. Physical exams will confirm this finding and ct scans and biopsies will usually then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis of the head and neck cancer. ...Read more
Depends: Head and neck cancer, since it usually presents earlier than other cancers, is in general quite treatable either by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation or a combination. The smaller the lesion the better the cure rates. It is rare for these cancers to be asymptomatic. Hoarseness, throat pain, trouble swallowing, ear pain and throat pain together all are warning symptoms. Smokers and drinkers beware. ...Read more
Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more
Bone destruction: Bone death from lack of circulation. This term literally means death of the bone on the head of the femur from lack of blood supply. What caused this is very hard to determine. Sometimes the surgeon can determine what the cause is from when he or she does surgery on the hip. This condition usually means that the patient needs to have a hip replacement. ...Read more
Need more info: In the winter, itching is commonly due to dry skin but your specific cause may be different. Your doctor will be able to check to see if it's something easily fixed with external creams you can get without prescription or if your itching is a sign of something internal that needs attention. ...Read more
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
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
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
Check: Unlikely to know with out an exam. Most of lumps in this area are safe. Get checked. All the best. ...Read more
I've had pain in the back of my head like where my head and neck join. It's been two days and not sure what it is or what to do?
Occasionally I get a weird fizzing noise and feeling where my head and neck meet. Sounds like a rainstick. No other symptoms with it. Causes?
Weird neck noise: Hard to say cause as there are many possibilities. If condition continues then it is a good idea to get a check up. ...Read more
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