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What are the most common neck injuries seen in athletes?

What are the most common neck injuries seen in athletes?

Sprains and strains.: Sprains to the ligaments of the cervical spine, or strain to the muscles supporting the spine, are the most common. ...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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What is a fun low impact exercise for someone with neck injuries?

What is a fun low impact exercise for someone with neck  injuries?

Elliptical/cycling: Bicycle or elliptical machines are very good low impact, aerobic exercise. You can also do some floor exercises like squats and lunges while wearing a collar or limiting the motion of your neck. ...Read more

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What to do if neck injuries?

What to do if neck injuries?

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

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What can cause neck injuries?

What can cause neck injuries?

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

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Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

Is it possible to get head and neck injuries after riding in a very bumpy truck?

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

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I've heard that holding in your sneezes can lead to possible neck injuries. Is this true?

I've heard that holding in your sneezes can lead to possible neck injuries. Is this true?

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 more

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Can anyone recommend a good orthopedic pillow for neck injuries?

Can anyone recommend a good orthopedic pillow for neck injuries?

Sobakawa pillow or : Or ther kind helpe, the nicholas institute of sports medicine and athletic trauma (nismat) says orthopedic pillows ensure proper support to the neck and spine areas. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/27207-orthopedic-pillows-neck-pain/#ixzz21vvtysss. ...Read more

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Will a good orthopedic pillow for neck injuries help sleep me better?

Will a good orthopedic pillow for neck injuries help sleep me better?

Possibly: They are pretty expensive, but people really seem to be happy with the memory foam ones. Of course it depends on the pathology, but for general stiffness, a memory foam pillow can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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