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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
Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?
How cold is too cold for children to participate in outdoor sports practice? Is 34 degrees safe? Any time restrictions or precautions?
Healthy outdoors!: A child in robust health is quite safe outdoors in that temperature. He should properly attired for the weather. There are medical conditions or instances of acute illness that may make it unwise. In cases of extreme adverse condition the general advisory will be a suitable guideline or anyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?
What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?
No cures: I am so sorry for your friend. Current treatments for sci focus on preserving neurological function at the time of injury. To date there are no cures to return lost nerve function. If an injury is complete (no feeling and complete paralysis), there is the possibility of getting some feeling back, but paralysis can improve only if there is some preserved movement below the injury level. ...Read more
Knee to head in wrestling practice june'13. Stunned.Concussion.Cognative problems 3 weeks.Still vision off, balance off head/neck forward posturebad.
Continue follow up : Concussions, even without loss of conciousness, can produce significant effect and can require long periods of time to resolve. If you have done all of the proper imaging needed to evaluate need for surgical intervention then time, close followup, therapeutic interventions and appropriate expectations about recovery process may be all that is needed. Do not return to activity without clearance. ...Read more
Critical care accide: There are numerous potential injuries but some common critical injuries include the following: - traumatic brain injury which could lead to brain damage, coma or death. - damage to the aorta leading to massive bleeding - pelvic fracture with internal bleeding and damage to the urinary tract system - facial and airway damage leading to respiration problems - fractured ribs and lung damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?
Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains( hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice"( rest, ice, compression , elevation / nsaids ) is most effective for treatment initially . The best advice i can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed ? Benefit... ...Read more
General safety or concerns of chiropractic care? Concerning Seizure activity? How to choose a quality chiropractor?
Advice: Most chiropractors are safe, but neck manipulations have ruptured discs, injured spinal cords, caused dissected arteries, and resultant strokes. The latter could lead to seizures. Therefore would eschew high velocity high amplitude neck "adjustments". Best source for finding quality, might be orthopedic surgeons who work with them, but think an Osteopath could provide far better care. ...Read more
How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?
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