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How long should whiplash last?

How long should whiplash last?

Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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How long does recovery last for a spinal fusion?

How long does recovery last for a spinal fusion?

Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent and location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke and jf this is not your first back surgery. However, on average, for a one level low back surgery, most fusions heal within 6 months. ...Read more

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How long would shingles last for?

How long would shingles last for?

Rash or pain: The physical manifestations of shingles , usually rash and small papules ( fluid filled blisters) last a few days to a week. The pain of shingles if not treated early and aggressively, can lead to a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia. This condition can be very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How long dose a UTI last how long can you take antibiotics for?

Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more

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How long till I can bowl after spine fusion?

How long till I can bowl after spine fusion?

Bowling: Given the physical requirements for bowling such as trunk flexion and swinging of a heavy object in one arm, your fusion should be fairly well healed before return to this activity. Lumbar fusions generally require 3 months for early signs of fusion that are needed for return to normal activity. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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How long does a stable angina last for?

How long does a stable angina last for?

Angina: Stable angina pectoris can last for years. Unstable angina needs to be dealt with immediately. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after a lobectomy?

Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more

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How long should bronchitis last?

How long should bronchitis last?

Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietime depending on the cause and the treatment. If you have a cough or bronchitis that is lasting longer than you think it should, get see by pcp, pulmonologist or other physician and get checke out. Testing may be necessary. Bad things can cause this. ...Read more

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How long do ankle replacements last?

How long do ankle replacements last?

Longevity ankles: Good question. It depends on which one you are talking about. But, in general the data suggest a survivorship of 85-90% at 10 years. We don't have the 15 year data yet. ...Read more

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How long should my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the complications of this options. ...Read more

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How long after a spinal fusion should you have sex?

How long after a spinal fusion should you have sex?

When you feel ready.: There is no specific amount of time to wait before engaging in sex after a spinal fusion. I advise my patients to wait until they feel comfortable doing so. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a hymenectomy?

How long does the pain last after a hymenectomy?

Usually not painful: The hypmen is a relatively thin membrane in the vaginal canal and most females don't even know when it being torn..I.E during first relation or tampon use/vaginal exam/pap with speculum etc... Often a simple incisions are aqequate to open the hymen. Some discomfort is common, but if you have excessive pain, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does ulthera last if you're in your sixties?

How long does ulthera last if you're in your sixties?

Ultherapy Duration: Your response to an ultherapy treatment depends on the quality of your skin. Those with better quality skin, and who maintain their skin will have a better response that will last longer. There is no set time frame dependent on age, although the company will tell you that it can last from 1-5 years. ...Read more

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How long before I should see improvement in my son with croup after getting steroid shot? How long should croup last

4-8 hours: Generally steroids begin to show an effect after ~4 hours and are working well by 8 hours. If your child received Epinephrine to help him breathe, it may wear off 1-2 hours before the steroid starts to work. Dexamethasone (decadron) has been shown to be the best steroid for croup. Untreated croup tends to worsen for 3-5 days before it starts to improve (as do most viral infections). ...Read more

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How long should you wait before having surgery on a broken bone?

How long should you wait before having surgery on a broken bone?

broken bone: Not all broken bones need surgery. Those that do require surgery should be fixed as soon as the soft tissues allow. This varies depending on location. For example, some ankle injuries require a bit longer to allow swelling to resolve before the skin is safe for surgery. Other injuries should be fixed asap such as hip fractures or femur fractures. Talk with your ortho doc. ...Read more

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How long is recovery and how soon I can drive after epilepsy first diagnosed?

How long is recovery and how soon I can drive after epilepsy first diagnosed?

Depends on cause?DMV: If your seizure was not secondary to underlying pathology ie. Stroke, tumor, etc, your recovery should be rapid, no longer than 3->5 days. If there is underlying pathology, then you need to address the pathology and recover. Driving is state dependent. Though most states mandate physicians to report seizures to their dmv, the dmv that makes the final decision. Requirements on dmv internet site. ...Read more

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How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago

How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago

See details: Joint injections usually last from 6 weeks to 3 months when treating chronic inflammatory arthritis such as jra. The need for frequent injections suggests that your disease control needs improvement. ...Read more

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