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I had a back injury a few months ago. And now it hurts to sleep. Is it time to see a doctor? Please help! Hi, 3 months ago I was on a trampoline with some of my friends and I landed strangely on my friend's leg resulting in a shooting pain in my back. I

I had a back injury a few months ago. And now it hurts to sleep. Is it time to see a doctor? Please help! Hi, 3 months ago I was on a trampoline with some of my friends and I landed strangely on my friend's leg resulting in a shooting pain in my back. I

Hello,: Hello, if you can't sleep at night due to back pain, you are likely to become sleep deprived. Our body repairs itself when we are sleeping. So good quality sleep is very important. Since you describe your pain as impacting your function, an evaluation would be prudent. Take care. Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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Hello doctor, I had dislocated my patella back in '12 in a traumatic trampoline injury. There was no ACL/MCL damage according to my ER Doctor. After?

Hello doctor, I had dislocated my patella back in '12 in a traumatic trampoline injury. There was no ACL/MCL damage according to my ER Doctor. After?

Knee injury: We see the history in your question but not the question itself. Please write again ans ask what you would like to know. Hopefully an orthopedic doc will respond. Peace and good health. Read more

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Does back injury affect growth?

Does back injury affect growth?

No: No but if there is neurologic involvement it may affect muscle bulk. A fusion surgery over several levels to treat a back injury involving fractures and or spinal instability can lead to shorter stature or height if done in a youth still growing. Read more

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What symptoms suggest back injury?

What symptoms suggest back injury?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the injury bachache, radicular pain if a nerve is pinched all the way up to the bladder and bowl symptoms. There is no spinal cord at the lower back level, only nerve roots but higher up can cause spinal cord problems with important sensory and motor symptoms. Read more

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How do I stretch or treat a back injury?

If: If back pain is worse with activity & better with rest, does not affect your sleep & is not associated with any weight loss, fever, chills or sweats then you can try some things otherwise see a doctor. First, stop smoking if you do so. Start exercising daily including stretching & cardio workouts which can be a fast walk to begin with but start slowly. Otc meds may help as well as a back support. Read more

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What specialist is best for back injuries?

What specialist is best for back injuries?

Depends: For low energy injuries (strains, minor falls), your primary care doctor is a great place to start for advice. For major trauma, a person specializing in spine (neurological or orthopaedic spine surgeon) is a better choice. If a person has weakness, pain in the arms or legs, change in feeling in the arms, legs, or trunk should see an orthopedic or neurological spine surgeon. Read more

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How can I get my back injury to heal faster?

How can I get my back injury to heal faster?

Physical therapy: Active physical therapy and nsaid's (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) are the mainstains of treatment for routine back injuries. Read more

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Can a person work out again after back injury?

Exercise is good: Depending on the type of back injury, it can be good to workout after the injury. However, you need to consult with an orthopedic surgeon to known for sure when and what regimen you should use. Read more

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What choices do I have for treating back injury?

What choices do I have for treating back injury?

Many: Most acute back injuries are self-limiting and can be treated with rest and over the counter medication. If the pain lasts more than a few days one should see a medical professional and especially if the patient has numbness or tingling going down the legs. Read more

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What exercises can I do if I have a back injury?

What exercises can I do if I have a back injury?

Core: You first do want to make sure that if you have injured your back you do not do exercises that will aggravate it. That being said, most exercises for the back involve a gentle stretching program followed by a strengthening program of the core muscles that support the back and pelvis. Thank you for your question. Read more

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Describe the features of the common back injury.?

Describe the features of the common back injury.?

Muscle strain: The most commone back injuries involve muscular injuries
to the muscles in the lower back. Most resolve relatively quickly
with rest and conservative treatment. Exercises for strength and
flexibility can be helpful to prevent recurrence of these injuries.
It is important to differentiate this type of injury from other more
serious injuries involving discs and more complicated problems. Read more

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What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

Aquatic exercises &.: It is really hard to tell what you should or not do since I don't know the type, extent and duration of your injury. It safe to say that any activities making your pain worse should be avoided/minimized. I suggest speaking to doc and/or trainer/therapist to start some exercises and then you can do them at home etc...Often aquatic exercises have less stress on back. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat back injury?

Are there things I can do myself to treat back injury?

Rest: The best initial treatment is rest, moist heat and some
nsaid medication. Obviously after after a few days, symptoms
persist or if there is a radicular component, orthopedic followup
would be reasonable. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: back injury?

What is the definition or description of: back injury?

A traumatic event: That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability of the spine, etc. Read more

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What is the best posture to recover from a back injury?

What is the best posture to recover from a back injury?

A posture that is: Neutral or loads the spine as minimally as possible. Your head is centered over your hip/pelivis from a front as well as a side view for s neutral posture. Too far forward or backward or even to one side or the other places increased load across the back. Read more

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What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

Many: Trauma such as a tumble down stairs can fracture the spine, inflame the joints or rupture a disc. Symptoms may be localized back pain or radiculopathy leg or arm pain, you should have this checked out by your physician. Read more

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Can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

Can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

Radiating pain: Certainly the way we are wired, pain is often felt in the front of our bodies from a pain source in the spine. This is most common in the thoracic spine (rib bearing). Imagine that the nerves from your back follow along with the corresponding rib to the sternum. Nipple level t4, xiphoid t7-8, and umbilicus (belly button) t10, groin t12 above and L1 below. Read more

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How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

Depends on the: Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. Read more

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What can you do to prevent back injuries if you work at a desk?

Posture, walking: Make sure you're using good posture. If possible, take at least a 5 minute walk break every hour. Consider a standing desk, which has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity and other medical conditions. The bottom line is to find ways to reduce the amount of sitting, which has negative health effects. Read more

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How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

Depends on the: Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. Read more

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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