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Rear ended neck and lower back bruised and swollen i was rear ended in a car accident my neck is sore and bruised and swollen, my lower back all the way down to the top of my butt given pain pills muscle relaxers. And was told I should not go to a chiropr

Rear ended neck and lower back bruised and swollen i was rear ended in a car accident my neck is sore and bruised and swollen, my lower back all the way down to the top of my butt
given pain pills muscle relaxers. And was told I should not go to a chiropr

Why?: Ok let's back up (no pun intended). Where did you get the pain pills? Who told you not to see a chiropractor? Listen to your doctors and go where they tell you. If you do not agree, get a second or a third opinion. Obviously you came to this forum for a different thought. All doctors have information to offer. Use your best judgement. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Was in a tbone car accident yest an hit a tree also having trouble breathing thru nose mouth is ok. Is it from sore chest muscles?

Was in a tbone car accident yest an hit a tree also having trouble breathing thru nose mouth is ok. Is it from sore chest muscles?

Trouble breathing: Not if breathing through the mouth is okay. If you're having trouble breathing through the nose it could be occluded from blood, swelling or passageway damage such as a fracture. This needs to be evaluated either by your physician or in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Sore muscles all over, and i don't know why. Is this a sign of a swollen liver?

Sore muscles all over, and i don't know why. Is this a sign of a swollen liver?

Unlikely: Myalgias are associated with a number of disorders. See your doctor or a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sore muscles all over but didn't work out. Now my hubby does too. Could we have some sort of a virus?

What to do if I have sore muscles all over but didn't work out. Now my hubby does too. Could we have some sort of a virus?

Possible or medicati: Possible or medication effect or inflammatory condition of muscles. Rheumatologist should clarify. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for super sore muscles from extreme workout?

What are  good remedies for super sore muscles from extreme workout?

Ice : Ice is great for decreasing pain and swelling acutely. Immerse an extremity in an icebath, rub the affected area with ice, or place a frozen bag of corn or gel pack on the area for 15-20 min every couple hours the first day or two. ...Read more

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How often to apply heat to sore muscles?

How often to apply heat to sore muscles?

Just don't burn: No firm rule. I tell people 20 minutes every 3-4 hours as needed. Be careful not to apply high heat as you my burn yourself. ...Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more