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Trauma To The Neck Long Term Effect To The Thyroid
Serious neck pain. No trauma no op hx. Mri showed degen. C-spine with multiple protrusions of discs.Does it help to wear cervical collar all day long?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can trauma to the neck, probably throat from blunt-force injury causes problems years later? Neck has always been sensitive around larynx.
Possible: this is certainly possible, it it is a big concern for you, I would see a ear nose and throat specialist ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
Head trauma 2 days ago but now suffering from serious pain in neck and pain in upper body help please?
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
Re: vascular imaging / neck - what methods identify past dissection from trauma and/or recurring (fmd) - or must the condition be acute to identify?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Thyroid function is independent of traumatic injuries, unless they occur to the thyroid itself. ...Read more
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