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Doctor insights on: Trauma To The Neck Long Term Effect To The Thyroid

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Usually hemorrhage: Hemorrhage from trauma into normal thyroid gland is rare but can cause hoarseness and difficulty breathing if large mass effect. Diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma can be made with laryngoscopy and cervical computed tomography. This can be treated conservatively with eventual decrease in size and improved clinical condition.Obviously need to be under doctor's supervision.Thyroid returns to normal. ...Read more

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How can it be determined if a person has undergone blunt trauma to the neck/throat area versus 'atypical acid reflux' ? Would both show erosion?

How can it be determined  if a person has undergone blunt trauma to the neck/throat area versus 'atypical acid reflux' ?  Would both show erosion?

History is important: Well, the first logical answer would be, was there any 'blunt trauma to the neck/throat'? Acid reflux is usually treated with antacids or diagnosed with a test (a camera is inserted into the stomach). You should see your family practice physician if you have further questions. ...Read more

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How do you treat neck trauma?

How do you treat neck trauma?

Depends: Depends on what was actually injured.. We could use more information to properly answer. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like neck trauma go away quickly?

Depends: That depends of the nature of the trauma and the extent of damage to the neck. The amount of damage is determined by the trajectory and amplitude of the energy applied to the neck at the time of trauma. If there is bony damage, it may take weeks to months to heal. Damage to the spinal cord my never resolve completely. Damage to the soft tissue resolves usually in days to weeks. ...Read more

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Does neck trauma usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: Symptoms will be determined by the severity of trauma and the structures affected. Most likely symptoms are pain, swelling and discoloration of skin. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neck trauma?

Injury: The chiropractors often refer to whiplash but any type of injury could be termed neck trauma, from soft tissue, ruptured disc, vertebral fracture to spinal cord damage. ...Read more

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How do you avoid neck trauma when falling from a height?

How do you avoid neck trauma when falling from a height?

Neck Trauma Falling: To avoid neck trauma when falling, just don't land -- the sudden stop is the problem. Landing on your feet, then rolling blunts the inpact; don't keep you legs locked, but gently flexed upon impact, just like landing with a parachute. ...Read more

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I have had slight, dull neck pain on the right side for 3 days. I have experienced no recent trauma and i'm in my 20s. What could it be?

I have had slight, dull neck pain on the right side for 3 days.  I have experienced no recent trauma and i'm in my 20s.  What could it be?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. 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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I had blunt trauma on the bottom right of my head after hours suddenly I started feeling a very sharp pain in that area extended to my neck help me??!

I had blunt trauma on the bottom right of my head after hours suddenly I started feeling a very sharp pain in that area extended to my neck help me??!

See a doctor: If you are being abused report this to the doctor as well. Ask if there are any safe shelters for you to go to. You may have a concussion or a brain injury and a pulled neck. Do not let anyone talk you out of getting help. ...Read more

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I have the neck of 70. Year old and it's all got me very scared could something else be causing deterioration so fast like an old trauma?

I have the neck of 70. Year old and it's all got me very scared could something else be causing deterioration so fast like an old trauma?

Skin: have you had any skin infections? sometimes inflammation can cause some swelling under the chin that feels like its sagging a lot. weight loss could also cause more loose skin. if its aging then you can have a small lift done under the chin; there are also some laser and ultrasound treatments that get advertised a lot - but i think removing skin surgically is the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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If you had to boil it down, what is neck trauma?

Injury to the neck: Neck trauma refers to any injury to the neck. A neck injury can occur with a fall, a sports injury, a car accident, or other types of accidents. The injury to the neck can be a strain, a bulge or rupture of a disc (the pad between the vertebrae), a tearing of ligaments, or fracture (break) to one or more of the bones of the neck. ...Read more

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Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Depends: The area that you describe is not inherently more susceptible to trauma other than the fact that this is the area that takes the impact most of the time when someone falls back wards. The c1-2 region which is the top of the cervical spine is more prone to fracture in the elderly patients partly because of osteoporisis. ...Read more

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I can move my neck forward, right and left side easily, but it is very painful to move it backwards, why? No trauma, injury or bad sleeping positions?

I can move my neck forward, right and left side easily, but it is very painful to move it backwards, why? No trauma, injury or bad sleeping positions?

Neck sprain: Common, with faulty postures that we acquire theses days, watching TVs, using computers /smart phones. Rest, warm compresses, pain killers, and a correct posture would help, it may take some time, if no improvement, becomes worse or new symptoms develop see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation start progressing following a trauma on your neck?.Thank you.

Can chiari malformation start progressing following a trauma on your neck?.Thank you.

Yes: A chiari malformation is functionally a tightness or narrowing where the spinal cord exist the skull. A trauma can start making this narrowing worse by swelling, scarring and so forth. I would keep a close eye on your symptoms, and follow up with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

No: Thyroid function is independent of traumatic injuries, unless they occur to the thyroid itself. ...Read more