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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?

It varies widely: The length of time can vary widely depending on age of the patient, severity of the fracture, stability of the fracture, associated injuries, associated medical conditions and patient nutritional status. Diabetics and smokers, among others, heal slower than those without these risk factors. You should see a specialist and seek their advice regarding each individualized scenario. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it possible to recover from a broken neck fully?

I wanted to know is it possible to recover from a broken neck fully?

Depends on injury: Neurologic recovery may be static. The bones will heal and although it may take 2 years, the bone original pain can subside. ...Read more

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What exactly specifically is broken when people say they have a?Broken neck?

What exactly specifically is broken when people say they have a?Broken neck?

Vertebrae: The vetebrae are broken, which are the actual bones of the spine that contain the spinal cord within the central canal. ...Read more

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How?Can ?A broken neck kill somebody?

How?Can ?A broken neck kill somebody?

Cervical nerves: Paralysis of the diaphragm- the muscle to breathe gets it's innervation from the upper spinal cord through cervical nerves 2, 3, and 4. So fracturing the spine and injuring the spinal cord high above these nerves causes loss of respiration (like christopher reeves) and death. The instant death occurs in craniocervical dislocation- the spinal cord becomes torn at the junction of the brain. ...Read more

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How expensive is surgery to fix a broken neck?

How expensive is surgery to fix a broken neck?

Varies: Varies a lot based upon the nature of the fracture and the nature if the surgery. In general, the surgery is done either through the front or back of the neck and usually involves the use of some form of instrumentation as well as a fusion. I would definitely discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much effort is requred for rehabbing a broken neck?

Depends on neuro: Neutologic injury any where from quad to normal the neck will heal in time if stable really need more info type of frx at what level surgery or no. ...Read more

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How would you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck?

How would you give cpr to someone who may have a broken neck?

See below: In someone with no pulse and no breathing, CPR takes priority over everything else, otherwise the person will die. If you suspect trauma to the neck there are techniques to administer CPR without moving the neck. This is discussed in every basic life support course which is a great thing to take. ...Read more

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Can a broken neck cause you to have blackouts?

Can a broken neck cause you to have blackouts?

Yes, definitely: Yes, through hypotension, an uncontrolled drop in blood pressure. This can definitely be a problem in paralyzed patients. It is rarely a problem in broken necks not associated w/ paralysis. Talk to ur doctor, as there are many causes of blackouts. A good internist or family doc can figure it out. And remember, even w/ a broken neck, one can have the mundane problems we all have (heart dz, etc.) ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a broken neck c7?

How long does it take to heal from a broken neck c7?

Several months: I am assuming this happened as a result of trauma. The most important thing is to rule out cord compromise by MRI or CT scan which would require immediate surgery. If the spinal cord is intact then an appropriate Cervical Collar should be prescribed by the Ortho spine or Neuro surgeon. This is to avoid possible further trauma or displacement of vertebra. If no hx of osteoporosis, 3-4 m to heal ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is broken neck an instant kill?

Hoping you can tell me, is broken neck an instant kill?

Neck injury: Traumatic neck injury is lethal. It can cause quadriplegia if the spinal cord is severely damaged or transected. If there is a small, linear fracture in the vertebral body or in the surrounding bones (lamina, spinous process, or transverse process), the fracture can heal itself over time provided that there is no spinal cord or nerve root compromise. Consult with your local spine surgeon. ...Read more

Cervical Spine Fracture (Definition)

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