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Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

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

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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


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Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

Head and neck pain, no recent injury - causes?

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

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How long does it take to get better from a head and neck injury?

How long does it take to get better from a head and neck injury?

Neck injury: It depends on what was found at the initial traumatic incident. Ie whether there were fractures in the spine, a concussion, abnormal head ct, etc. Seek counsel from a skilled neurologist or neurosurgeon to review your films/records for a better analysis of your prognosis. ...Read more

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I can hear pulse in my head and neck / had hbp now under control with medecines. Seems chinese soup agravate and get bad palpitations.

I can hear pulse in my head and neck / had hbp now under control with medecines. Seems chinese soup agravate and get bad palpitations.

Scoop On The Soup: Ah so...pulse in head and neck from forceful heart beat, maybe from blood pressure medicine, but not to worry unless causes pain, exercise intolerance, cough or driving you crazy and can't sleep.Chinese food have lots of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in it unless you ask them not to add to your food. It can worsen those pulses as side effect. If just started bp medicines, talk to doctor about alternatives ...Read more

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I have fungual infection im on medicine but reciently just noticed lumps on my head and neck where the infected area is should I be worried?

I have fungual infection im on medicine but reciently just noticed lumps on my head and neck where the infected area is should I be worried?

Needs to see doctor: If you have diagnosis of fungal infection proved by culture than need to be seen by physician as you may have secondary infection. This may be concomitant bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?

Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?

See pain doctor: If you haven't already been evaluated by an interventional pain physicians for radiofrequency neurotomies, that should be the next step. If the headaches are truly cervicogenic headaches they may likely be successfully treated with radiofrequency neurotomies. ...Read more

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Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

GiddyYap, Clyde!!!!!!: 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

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Why is my back lower head and neck feels so hot and pain?

Why is my back lower head and neck feels so hot and pain?

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

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Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Why the back of my head and neck is in pain what cause it?

Lots of stuff: The commonest cause of those symptoms is simple tension, muscle spasm. Other possibilities abound, including spinal arthritis, herniated cervical discs, inflamed lymph nodes, congenital malformations (chiari syndrome) or even tumors in the back part of the brain. ...Read more

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What to do if I hurt my head and neck. Should I be concerned?

What to do if I hurt my head and neck. Should I be concerned?

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

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Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Something is pulling in back of my head and neck hurts when I turn it?

Strain: Sounds like your neck is the issue, and could be due to soft tissue, strain/sprain, but may be due to a structural issue, such as cervical spondylosis, stenosis, or even a disc problem.
See your doctor, perhaps obtain radiological studies, and consider physical therapy perhaps. ...Read more

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My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

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

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My head feels constantly thick, its been going on for 2 months. Also feels lame at the back of my head and neck but then moves arond?

My head feels constantly thick, its been going on for 2 months. Also feels lame at the back of my head and neck but then moves arond?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?

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

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Why my head and neck pains after masturbation?

Blood pressure: That activity drives up blood pressure - hence the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the major contributing factors for head and neck cancers?

What are the major contributing factors for head and neck cancers?

Well known: Standard contributing factors include chronic smoking, regular/heavy alcohol use, tobacco chewing, poor oral and dental hygiene, betel nut chewing, hpv infection (viral). ...Read more

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Is head and neck cancer hereditary?

Is head and neck cancer hereditary?

Usually not: Head/neck cancers are typically environmentally driven- smoking, alcohol, tobacoo chewing, virus infections (hpv and ebv virus) are the causative factors. Some head/neck cancers such as thyroid cancers can be hereditary though. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

Muscle spasms: Are the most likely cause. Why this occurs can be related to many causes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving a diagnosis of head and neck cancer?

What are the chances of surviving a diagnosis of head and neck cancer?

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

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck?

What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck?

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

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What is avasculas necrosis of the head and neck of the femur?

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

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I have itching on head and neck and arms?

I have itching on head and neck and arms?

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

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Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

Severe pain at the back of the head and neck?

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

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I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

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

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What could the pain in the back of my head and neck be?

See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit to your doctor is really warranted. ...Read more

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I have this tense feeling in the back of my head and neck. Will adjustment help?

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