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How Do You Treat Neck Trauma
Depends: That depends of the nature of the trauma and the extent of damage to the neck. The amount of damage is determined by the trajectory and amplitude of the energy applied to the neck at the time of trauma. If there is bony damage, it may take weeks to months to heal. Damage to the spinal cord my never resolve completely. Damage to the soft tissue resolves usually in days to weeks. ...Read more
Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more
Injury to the neck: Neck trauma refers to any injury to the neck. A neck injury can occur with a fall, a sports injury, a car accident, or other types of accidents. The injury to the neck can be a strain, a bulge or rupture of a disc (the pad between the vertebrae), a tearing of ligaments, or fracture (break) to one or more of the bones of the neck. ...Read more
Fear: Rational fears are based on likelihood that something bad will happen, such as being on high cliff & fear falling. Irrational fears are exaggurated & interfere with functioning, such as fear of leaving the house & ending up being home bound. ...Read more
Usually hemorrhage: Hemorrhage from trauma into normal thyroid gland is rare but can cause hoarseness and difficulty breathing if large mass effect. Diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma can be made with laryngoscopy and cervical computed tomography. This can be treated conservatively with eventual decrease in size and improved clinical condition.Obviously need to be under doctor's supervision.Thyroid returns to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my mom has a neck trauma and sometimes her neck hurts alot, she can't have anything hot put on her neck only cold, . Any ideas on relieving pain?
Physical Therapy: You don't mention how long ago her trauma occurred. In general, whiplash-type neck pains can persist for months after a trauma. These are usually due to muscular and ligamentous strains, which respond (albeit slowly) to physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, massage, and time. If the pains are escalating, she should probably get checked out again to make sure there is no instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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