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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull : That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What are the different parts of the skull?

What are the different parts of the skull?

Skull: Skull has cranial bones & facial bones. Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid. Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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How does a skull molding helmet work?

How does a skull molding helmet work?

Helps skull expand: A mold or image of the infant's head is taken and a custom helmet produced to fit snuggly on the protruding parts and leave space for the flat parts. The infant's skull expands a bit like a balloon being inflated with the growing brain causing the skull to enlarge. The skull molding helmet redirects the expansion of the skull towards a more normal shape. ...Read more

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Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more

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What causes headaches at base of skull?

What causes headaches at base of skull?

Arthritis: Cervical spine arthritis, among others, can cause such headaches. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Try to look for a pattern, when do they start, any activities that triggers them, etc. ...Read more

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What holds c1/c2 and c1/skull together?

What holds c1/c2 and c1/skull together?

Ligaments, tendons..: C1, c2, and the skull are bones. Bones are connected to one another by ligaments and muscle tendons. ...Read more

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Why do I have black spots in my skull. ?

Why do I  have black spots in my skull. ?

Hard to tell: I am not sure what those black spots are. Saying skull, do you mean the bones themselves or the scalp which is the skin and underlying fat tissue? This makes a difference. Black spots in the skull (bone) may be a sign of infection or another process that needs to be checked, but w/out having a picture or xray, it's impossible to tell what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Why is my newborn skull an abnormal shape?

Several things: There are many growth lines in the baby skull that push apart from each other in normal growth. If a major line fuses early, a progressive skull deformity may result ; surgery may be needed. Most unusual skull shapes today are due to sleeping position ; improve with age. If your feel hard ridges where the suture lines join you need to see your doctor. If referral is needed tests will confirm it. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i fractured my skull?

How to know if I have i fractured my skull?

Only by imaging. ...: An x-ray xam or if significant trauma, a CT should B done. This will answer your question as well as give a lot more information 4 Ur MD as it is what's going on inside Ur head that's more important. ...Read more

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Why do babies have a soft spot on their skull?

Why do babies have a soft spot on their skull?

Fontanelles: Anterior and posterior Fontanelles, along with skull sutures, are present to accommodate the rapidly expanding brain volume in very young children. Premature closure of these structures results in microcephaly and is cause for concern. Your pediatrician checks these structures at every well visit until 2-3 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure#Skull For foramina of the skull see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more

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Can chiropracter help pain in the base of the skull?

Can chiropracter help pain in the base of the skull?

Depends on the cause: This depends on what is causing the pain and also depends on the chiropractor. A good chiropractor may well be able to help this, but it may also be beyond the scope of chiropractic. I prefer chiropractors who use gently techniques like network and direct non-force. Also consider seeing an osteopath who does manipulation- see http://www.Academyofosteopathy.Org/node/22623. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

How can I tell if I have an enlarged skull or tumor?

See a doctor: Perfection is more hype than reality. Many people have asymmetrical features that can appear unusual or even " abnormal". You need to raise your concern to your doctor first. A careful review of your history with a physical exam are frequently all that's required to put your mind at ease. Your doctor can make the decision with you about imaging studies if the exam is inconclusive. ...Read more

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Does your face and skull shrink as you loose weight?

Does your face and skull shrink as you loose weight?

Body composition: As you lose weight, your body composition likely may change. So, your face might get more lean. You skull, which is bone, should not change so your hat size should remain the same. ...Read more

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How much time is skull base neuro-surgery fellowship?

1-2 years: The skull base fellowship after the seven-year neurosurgery residency can be one or two years in duration. For more details, visit http://www.aans.org/Grants%20and%20Fellowships/Fellowship%20Directory.aspx ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more