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Safety Precautions Neck Injuries
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Trauma, posture &...: Weakness. Whiplash or sudden traumatic forces are common causes but so are improper posture while sitting, bad ergonomics, and lack of exercise, movement. These cause weakness of the cervical muscles resulting in micro-instability and premature wear and tear of cervical spine, as well as strain on the neck. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: Assuming there is no other neck problem such as neck arthritis especially rheumatoid (RA) it is highly unlikely. If there is some weakness in a spinal disk then a sneeze or cough could make the disk herniate. In RA there can be instability between the first and second vertebrae so that a sudden movement like whiplash can cause them to slip and injure the spinal, cord. Suppose muscle strain also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?
No: Generally, injuries to nerves or the spinal cord are more amenable to repair when the intervention occurs very soon after the injury. ...Read more
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