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How did christopher reeves break his neck? What caused his death?

How did christopher reeves break his neck? What caused his death?

A horse accident: He fell of a horse and broke his neck which severed his spinal cord. Despite the best of care his body was not fully able to recover and like all paralytics he was susceptible to heart disease and pneumonia which were the underpinnings of his eventual death. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me a cream for nerve pain in neck it has serveral different meds. If i take tylenol (acetaminophen) will it interact with cream? Cause death?

My doctor gave me a cream for nerve pain in neck it has serveral different meds. If i take tylenol (acetaminophen) will it interact with cream? Cause death?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) can kill: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose causes many deaths each year. No, a regular amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) (up to 6 extra strength tabs, or 3, 000 mg) will not interact with any ointment and will not kill you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning feeling normal. Later on i turned ny neck and heard something break. My neck has been stiff since then. What could be the cause?

I woke up this morning feeling normal. Later on i turned ny neck and heard something break. My neck has been stiff since then. What could be the cause?

Vertebral dysfuncton: Vertebrae in the neck have joints which often 'pop' even w/out pain, when bending or twisting.Occasionally, tiny muscles which move the vertebrae spasm after a 'crack' causing pain, keeping the vertebra bent or twisted.Eventually, larger neck muscles 'splint' to stop the vert. from moving-causing more spasm & pain.A good osteopath or chiropractor is trained to manipulate & fix such problems. ...Read more

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Can throwing up for 6+ hours cause a 2week old neck fuision to break ?

Can throwing up  for 6+ hours cause a 2week old neck fuision to break ?

ConfusionOverFusion: Tuff to answer.Let me ask:after having thrown up for six hours how does your neck feel?Just a little more sore? Or enough to make you want to throw up for another six hours?Is your regular pain medication taking care of it?If not, maybe you should get it checked out if it doesn't calm down in 1-2 days.Definitely if it gets worse. And...any new symptoms? Shooting pains or muscle weakness? Red Flag! ...Read more

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What is happening when just 15 min. prior to death, the patients face flushes a bright crimson from neck up entire face. Patient the resumes breathin?

What is happening when just 15 min. prior to death, the patients face flushes a bright crimson from neck up entire face.  Patient the resumes breathin?

?Cheyne-Stokes: Cheyne–Stokes respiration is an abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by progressively deeper and sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in a temporary stop in breathing called an apnea. With the lack of Proper and normal oxygen to the body, a flushing or change in color can occur. This is often at the very last, late stages of death. ...Read more

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What can you do to help a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

What can you do to help a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to buy time for a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

Apply Pressure: If actively bleeding from a penetrating trauma. Apply direct pressure over the site of injury, and call 911. ...Read more

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Is their a greater risk of death if a black wideow spider bites me on the neck in my artery than in a place with no artery?

Is their a greater risk of death if a black wideow spider bites me on the neck in my artery than in a place with no artery?

Circulation: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the area of the bite. Or in more serious cases there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If venom goes directly into an artery that is likely to have a worse outcome then a bite which doesn't connect with a blood vessel. ...Read more