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Is there any danger of having traction on neck(by machine) at physical therapists office?

Is there any danger of having traction on neck(by machine) at physical therapists office?

NOT: when applied by a LPT (Licensed Physical Therapist) It is a part of their training and they are qualified to use this as a part of a Physician precribed program! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

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


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Are blankets on planes safe to use?

Are blankets on planes safe to use?

Yes: Airlines clean their blankets between usages, and there should not be a problem if you are concerned about infection. ...Read more

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What safety precautions do laser eye surgeons take?

What safety precautions do laser eye surgeons take?

Careful use: Laser can be destructive so laser surgeons observe the area aimed at carefully and only apply the energy to the right spot. Observers if in the room can wear protective eyewear. The lasers are very precise and aiming is precise so damage from this treatment is rare. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks from wearing cat flea collars?

YES !!! if it is a: Human wearing the collar. They are not effective on humans and the chemicals they contain can cause illness. ...Read more

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Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Fever in 5 month bab: You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) drops 0.4 ml and can be repeated if needed every 4 hours.If fever persists then the baby needs to be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How cold is too cold for children to participate in outdoor sports practice? Is 34 degrees safe? Any time restrictions or precautions?

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 more

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Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?

Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?

Hard to say: If you are worried about it I would get in evaluated. It can be as little as a bursitis or tendonitis or worse like a muscle tear, etc. ...Read more

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Any head and neck surgeons here?

Any head and neck surgeons here?

Plenty: There are plenty of renowned head and neck surgeons on this panel , you have to ask right question to get the proper answer(s). ...Read more

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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

Neutrality: No positions or height/ firmness are standard. You should find what works best for you, but try to maintain neutral spine, or straight spine in each position. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for spinal cord injuries? Classmate broke his neck in bad fall

Are there any new treatments for spinal cord injuries? Classmate broke his neck in bad fall

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

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Knee to head in wrestling practice june'13. Stunned.Concussion.Cognative problems 3 weeks.Still vision off, balance off head/neck forward posturebad.

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

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Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Home BP: Taking blood pressure at home is easy and should be done before or several hours after meals. You should sit quietly and be comfortably. Also relax your arm while the cuff is inflated. ...Read more

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Are there specific injuries for car accident victims who are in critical condition?

Are there specific injuries for car accident victims who are in critical condition?

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 more

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What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

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

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General safety or concerns of chiropractic care? Concerning Seizure activity? How to choose a quality chiropractor?

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

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Is my neck injury fatal or hazardous?

Is my neck injury fatal or hazardous?

???: Unsure what is the nature of your injury. Without further information I am unable to provide any recommendations. ...Read more

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Are infant neck floats safe?

Are infant neck floats safe?

Neck Floats: Neck floats do not replace parent or caregiver being in the water with the infant. Not safe if using without close supervision. ...Read more

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Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Yes: Collar bone injuries heal pretty quickly in children. Swimming is not contraindicated as long as they can do so without a great deal of pain. ...Read more

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How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?

How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery?  I'm a yoga instructor.  Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity.  What are my odds?

Let me explain: You said yourself (inherent ligaments laxity) so this the tissue we have to work with so the result are variable and some time we have to go for bone block, if the reconstruction failed. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more