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What should I do about pain in my neck after I have broken it in 2 places? I've got a neck brace on & it's really hard to deal with.
6 to 10 weeks: The majority heal with conservative care. On average, if it is going to heal on it's own, it will do so in 6-10 weeks. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more
What kind of neck brace can I use for my craniocervical instability when I also have TMJ problems?
Confirm diagnosis : CCI is a serious condition of hereditary or traumatic origin such as a serious auto collision. While I have no expertise with CCI, I have spent 45 years treating TMJ and can tell you that any kind of cervical brace will make your TMJ much worse. If your CCI was diagnosed by a chiropractor, have the condition confirmed by an Orthopaedist. If (s)he does not concur, seek treatment for your TMJ. ...Read more
What to do if I have a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?
Herniated disc: The pain from a herniated disc in the neck will improve with anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxers, neck exercises, and physical therapy. Cervical traction can reduce the radiating arm pain. Cortisone injections and nerve blocks can reduce neck and arm pain also. A neck brace reduces range of motion and often increases the pain. The pain should resolve within six weeks. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Be...: On the bottom. I can't be more specific, but assume you are male! ...Read more
Dx with reversed cervical lordosis & told to wear neck brace for correction. Please recommend a wearing a schedule.
Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery
Friend fractured neck at c6-c7 10 years ago. He has fully recovered. Should he reapply his neck brace whenever pain episodes appear?
My husband fractured his C2 a couple of days ago. They did not opt for surgery or a halo and have him in a neck brace and sent him home the day after the incident. Is this a good sign?
Depends: This depends on several things: how experienced was the physician who made the diagnosis & treatmrpent plan, your husband's age & health status, the type of fracture ( classified type 1, 2 or3-which all have different prognosis's) & whether the fracture was non displaced or displaced and by how much it was angulated if at all. You should get an opinion from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. friend has weird habits like snapping fingers for no reason, wearing a neck brace but no injury also said he heard voices in mind before. Ideas?
Not definite, but...: Snapping fingers can be a nervous habit, and normal. Wearing an unneeded neck brace seems odd, possibly delusional. Truly hearing voices is an auditory hallucination. In fact this CAN be a normal part of grief or separation, such as "hearing" your dead grandmother. Unfamiliar voices making assertions is common in psychotic disorders- depression and schizophrenia. It's possible he needs help. ...Read more
Have persistent cervicogenic headaches. Dx with bone spurs c2-c5. Wearing neck brace for 2-3 hrs/day for relief. Is this ok? Prefer to avoid meds.
Tension headaches?: Cervical bone spurs do not cause pain in and of themselves. Many patients with spurs don't have any symptoms. There is little to no correlation, for the most part, between cervical x-ray findings and the presence or absence of symptoms. It's quite likely that your headaches may be from another cause, such as tension or stress headaches. See http://bit.ly/1v0GgZh http://bit.ly/1t1LbhG ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7, in pain, wearing neck brace. Was told hanging my head upside down is good for recovery. Any truth in that?
Can physio make neck pain worse? Hv cronic neck spasm that is not improving even with pt, nsaids & muscle relaxants. Only relief is neck brace.
I had a C2 fracture and have been wearing a neck brace. Been told to take neck brace off after 3 months and now get pain in upper back near scapula?
Re check: The source of your discomfort may be that the muscles in the back of your neck that support your head maybe weak from not having been used during the time the brace was on. It may also be that the nerves that exit the area where the fracture was are still slightly impinged or may be still recovering from the original injury. Best to be reevaluated by the surgeon who did your procedure ...Read more
Told to wear neck brace 4 3wks to relieve chronic muscle pain. After 1wk of wear, cond improving but neck feels sore from imobilization. Continue y/n?
Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?
I fell and hit my head 2 days ago from slipping on concretee when to the ER n I'm in a neck brace CT scan looked ok but having sharp pains in head?
Pain: You should go back to the today to be re examined. You may need a repeat head scan ...Read more