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Dr. Pietro Seni
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Neck Fracture (Definition)

-can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable , & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from ...Read more


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Can someone with a broken neck still ?Eat food?

Can someone with a broken neck still ?Eat food?

Yes: A broken neck is really a fracture of one or vertebra of the cervical spine. Once it is stabilized by surgery or allowed to heal on its on, if there is no damage to the esophagus or the controlling nerves of deglutition the person will be able to eat any food of choice. ...Read more

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What exercises can?Someone ?Do with broken neck?

What exercises can?Someone ?Do with broken neck?

Not much: Excessive exercise is a bad idea with a broken neck. A slip, trip, or fall can cause paralysis. If the collar is in place and the patient has no neurological impairment and if the fracture is stable in the collar (only your spine surgeon can tell you this), then walking is your only activity. ...Read more

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How long does it it take to recover a broken neck?

How long does it it take to recover a broken neck?

More info: Depends on type of fracture and neurologic injury need more info generally 6 weeks for bone and soft tissue at minimum ...Read more

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How?Do yo confirm the diagnosis of ?A broken neck?

How?Do yo confirm the diagnosis of ?A broken neck?

Radiographically: Xrays ct of the cervical spine mri cervical spine these are all tests to confirm a broken neck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken neck?

How long does it take to recover from a broken neck?

Usually 3 months: Depending on the severity of the injury and fracture(break), most commonly the fracture heals within 3 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive after having a broken neck?

Is it possible to survive after having a broken neck?

Yes: If you get it immobilized in time, and the vertebrae don't injure your spine, you may do well. Even if you are paralyzed, you can survive, although you may need a breathing machine (ventilator) to live (depending on how high/severe the injury is). ...Read more

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Can doing neck stretches or exercise lead to a broken neck?

Can doing neck stretches or exercise lead to a broken neck?

Unlikely unless : There is an underlying problem creating a weakness of the bone like parathyroid or thyroid issues, kidney issues, an underlying tumor in the bone, dietary issues or malabsorption problems to name a few. If otherwise healthy, there should be no issues with typical exercise routines. ...Read more

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I am recovering from broken neck, don't want to gain weight, how?

I am recovering from broken neck, don't want to gain weight, how?

Watch intake: Match input change with output exercise change jeal neck first then address other less important issues rest and stillness help fractures heal. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for a broken neck to heal completely?

How long does it normally take for a broken neck to heal completely?

This is dependent on: A number of factors including the age and health of the patient, the type and extent of the injury and how that injury was treated. The healing process can range from 6 weeks for simple spinous process avulsion fractures to several months for a type 2 odontoid fracture treated non operatively in an elderly person with a risk of it not healing. ...Read more

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Cervical Spine Fracture (Definition)

A fracture or break in the vertebrae or bone in the seven bones of the neck between the ...Read more