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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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When should you see a doctor for a curvy neck from bad posture and what docotr should you see?

When should you see a doctor for a curvy neck from bad posture and what docotr should you see?

See a DO: An osteopathic physician's training includes looking at how the body lines up and ways to correct that for a healthier life. Sources to find a good do who does gentle manipulation are: biodo.Com, cranialacademy.Com and academyofosteopathy.Org. A few of us mds also use this method of treating. Find ways to improve your posture, try yoga, qi gong, tai chi or your fav exercise. Try feldenkrais. ...Read more

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For how long should you be out of school with a thoracic vertebrae bruise?

For how long should you be out of school with a thoracic vertebrae bruise?

If no fracture. ..: ...any time. No reason 2 miss school. If it is painful 2 sit talk 2 Ur instructor & let him/her kno so U R allowed 2 get up & move around. ...Read more

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Does a person with low back pain usually see a orthopedic surgeon or a pain rehab doctor that treats back pain? How long does it take to get a referra

Does a person with low back pain usually see a orthopedic surgeon or a pain rehab doctor that treats back pain? How long does it take to get a referra

Low back pain: It depends on the severity of pain. Sudden pain with numbness or weakness or tingling in the legs that lasts for more than a week or gets worse would indicate a likely disc herniation. Your pcp should get an MRI prior to referring you to a specialist depending on the MRI findings. Gradual onset of pain might mean arthritis of he spine. Surgery should only be considered after all non surgical. ...Read more

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What does the doctor need to see to clear a patient for sports after a fractured wrist?

What does the doctor need to see to clear a patient for sports after a fractured wrist?

Healing: There needs to be sufficient healing on clinical exam and xrays to allow the wrist to sustain the stress of whatever sport is desired. ...Read more

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When should you go in for a head injury and would it make a difference if your a diabetic ?

When should you go in for a head injury and would it make a difference if your a diabetic ?

Several answers: If you have been unconscious more than 1 minute, if you have a penetrating injury (scalp laceration), fluid or blood emanating from nose or ears, speech disturbance, sensory loss, imbalance, visual disturbance, weakness, or memory loss, you need to be checked as soon as possible. Diabetics are more likely to complications but the same general rules apply. ...Read more

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Can you a doctor order a whole upper body MRI if you're not sure if the pain is coming from your neck, shoulders, or arms?

Can you a doctor order a whole upper body MRI if you're not sure if the pain is coming from your neck, shoulders, or arms?

Testing: Physicians and health care providers will order tests depending on your physical examination and symptoms you are having. It would be unlikely to simply have a "full body MRI" scan ordered. See the Dr. for a good examination and official diagnosis so the proper testing, if any can be ordered. best wishes. ...Read more

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Would it be better to consult a d.C., a d.O., a d.P.T, a neurologist, or an orthopedist for the chronic pain & stiffness in my back, neck and head?

Would it be better to consult a d.C., a d.O., a d.P.T, a neurologist, or an orthopedist for the chronic pain & stiffness in my back, neck and head?

Pain management spec: A comprehensive pain management specialist can help with the diagnosis and management of all aspects of your problems and refer you to the right therapist, chiropractor or surgeon if needed. Look for a pain specialist who is board certified. ...Read more

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What to do with an older shoulder injury you've had for a while?

What to do with an older shoulder injury you've had for a while?

Specialist.: See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can make a diagnosis, and then treat you appropriately. ...Read more

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I continue to have medical issues due to a deliberate injury by a doctor in 1998. How can I get closure? Please?

I continue to have medical issues due to a deliberate injury by a doctor in 1998.  How can I get closure?  Please?

Closure: Again, i don't know your circumstances, but working towards closure is definitely possible through psychotherapy with a capable, compassionate, and ethical therapist and/or psychiatrist. It may also help for you to report this experience to the medical board, which is required to investigate all such complaints. It's even more important that you receive help through psychotherapy. Be well. ...Read more

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How should I deal with an epileptic patient with a head injury?

How should I deal with an epileptic patient with a head injury?

Like anyone else.: Head injury will alter brain function. Some will recover more quickly than others. Each patient must be assessed by age, severity of injury, pre-existing conditions, rate of recovery, associated physical and emotional problems, and desire to recover to normal. No one issue predicts outcome. ...Read more

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Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?

Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?

See a neurosurgeon: It is unlikely that the previous accident has caused your spinal problem. You need further evaluation which can be done either by a neurosurgeon or by an orthopedic doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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For how long should you be out of school with thoracic vertebrae bruise?

For how long should you be out of school with thoracic vertebrae bruise?

It depends on one's: symptoms and their intensity and how long have they been there for? If the pain is greatly improved, then one could return, but maybe restrict Sports/PE for a 3-4 weeks. Your PCP or the Doc treating you or your child would be yje best person to ask this. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How serious must a head injury be before seeing a doctor?

How serious must a head injury be before seeing a doctor?

Change in alertness: Head injuries that change a person's level of alertness should be checked out by a doctor. This includes being dazed, can't remember a period of time, or loss of consciousness. If you have a headache that won't go away or gets worse, concentration problems or balance issues, get checked out. And anyone taking any kind of blood thinner should be checked even if they don't have any of these signs. ...Read more

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What can be done for cervical radiculopathy? What can a pcp do for neck pain? I think a rehab and pain management doctor is better. Any thoughts help

PCP can do a lot!: 1.Identify "pain generator" (nerve root, muscle, or both) 2. Identify possible pain triggers (dietary, emotional, chemical, physical, pharmaceutical) 3. Address the triggers in proper order 4. For muscle pain generators use appropriate physical modalities 5. Use appropriate pharmaceuticals – systemic and topical 6. Use invasive modalities he/she is comfortable with (trigger points injections). ...Read more

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Can hits to the head while you have a concussion affect you or your recovery?

Can hits to the head while you have a concussion affect you or your recovery?

Yes. That's why you : have to refrain from playing contact sports until you no longer have Post-Concussive Syndrome. Check in regularly with your doctor & a Sports Medicine doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a back injury you recovered from as a child later make you have extreme back pain as an adult?

Can a back injury you recovered from as a child later make you have extreme back pain as an adult?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the injury and the age at the time. If the injury damaged the growth areas of the spine and lead to deformity or there was damage to the disk or joints, that could cause problems later in life. ...Read more

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If your MRI shows you have a tear in your shoulder and an oropedic diagnoses you with a pinch nerve in the neck what do you do?

If your MRI shows you have a tear in your shoulder and an oropedic diagnoses you with a pinch nerve in the neck what do you do?

2 different things: These sound like two different problems, the symptoms of which, however, can overlap. I would recommend consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Back Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the ...Read more