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What can I do for a back injury from falling down the stairs?

What can I do for a back injury from falling down the stairs?

DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, I would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...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


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Hip injuries from falling down the stairs. Are the very bad if you're over 65 years?

Hip injuries from falling down the stairs. Are the very bad if you're over 65 years?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the fall and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. If the hip is not broken then usually there bruising or soft tissue injures about the hip and these injuries are not very bad compared to a fracture. ...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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What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the fall and age and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. Younger patients less likely to break their hips. Other injuries are soft tissue or injuries to where the muscle attaches to the hip. ...Read more

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What kind of hip injuries are common from falling down stairs?

What kind of hip injuries are common from falling down stairs?

Depends: Depends on the height of the fall, the age/health of the patient, and body part that you land on. Head injuries and ankle/knee injuries common in younger patients. Hip fractures and wrist fractures common in older patients. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a person get skin abrasions or scars under eye from falling down stairs?

Might it be possible that a a person get skin abrasions or scars under eye from falling down stairs?

Yes: This depends upon the course of the fall, whether the eye struck something, whether eyeglasses were worn which could fracture and damage the eyes, etc. The same applies to the skin. If the vision is affected, or you suspect serious damage, see your ophthalmologist or general doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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After falling down the stairs how do you know when you should go in?

After falling down the stairs how do you know when you should go in?

?: It depends if u were injured and what & how bad. If u were bumped & bruised with no major pain & all works well, u should b ok. If ssx r bad or ^ then I would c my pcp. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to protect my child from falling down the stairs?

Is there a good way to protect my child from falling down the stairs?

Yes: The first step is installing secure gates at the top and bottom of your stairs around 9 months of age once the baby starts crawling. Use gates that screw in to your woodwork, not the expandable gates that you often see, these are not secure! Teach all family members to close the gates as they go through them. Remember gates only work when you use them properly. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do I do about my hip bruise after falling down the stairs?

I was wondering what do I do about my hip bruise after falling down the stairs?

Bruise: If you have significant pain and difficulty of walking/standing, you might need to be evaluated for hip fracture. If no fracture is found, you can take NSAIDs for pain and inflammation. Icing should help with swelling and stop bruising from getting worse. You should follow up with your doctor for any persistent pain, swelling, shortness of breath or any other new symptoms. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain?

I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain?

RICE: Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. Also oral anti inflammatory like Aleve (naproxen) with food. If symptoms persist or worsen after 48 hrs seek medical evaluation and X-ray to rule out a stress fracture ...Read more

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Why am I still in agony with my leg, after falling down the stairs 2 weeks ago nearly, no brake apparently according to xray?

Why am I still in agony with my leg, after falling down the stairs 2 weeks ago nearly, no brake apparently according to xray?

Non displaced or: Stress fracture can have a negative xray. When you see your ortho guy he will repeat the xray. Depending on the degree of pain and the physical exam he might add an MRI of the area or bone scan. ...Read more

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I had a bruise 2 months ago, caused by falling down the stairs. It was painful, and there was numbness and swelling. Now the numbness is still there.

I had a bruise 2 months ago, caused by falling down the stairs. It was painful, and there was numbness and swelling. Now the numbness is still there.

Recovery slow/never?: Once peripheral nerve fibers (cell bodies at/in spinal cord) are damaged/interrupted, they usually attempt to regrow, slowly, maximum rate typically about 1 mm/day. However, if tissue disruption has blocked original path, they may not/never regrow fully. Without the previous fibers & changed sensory signals to your spinal cord & brain, a sense of numbness may persist, sometimes permanently. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my lip from falling down the stairs yesterday, it doesn't hurt but I want to know how long it will take to heal. Can I speed it up?

I have a bruise on my lip from falling down the stairs yesterday, it doesn't hurt but I want to know how long it will take to heal. Can I speed it up?

Ice it: For the next6 24 hours., . then apply heat!
A bruise is a "collection" of burst and "old" red blood cells. By using ice at the beginning you decrease circulation (thus the bleeding is less) afterwards HEAT will promote the circulation to remove the blood products.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I fell down some stairs about 2 years ago and now I have a large lump on my butt, at times it swells and hurts. How can I get it to go away?

I fell down some stairs about 2 years ago and now I have a large lump on my butt, at times it swells and hurts. How can I get it to go away?

Get follow up: A lump that forms after a fall can often be due to hematoma, which is a 'mass of blood'. Large collections can take weeks to resorb; however, after 2 years, a cyst may have formed around the blood collection. See your doctor for examination. Further testing (like ultrasound or x-ray) may be needed. If a cyst has formed, it may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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I fell down a flight of 20 (step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now I barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?

I fell down a flight of 20 (step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now I barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?

Pain: Need to be evaluated for possible disk problem. Do you have pain that travels into your legs? Do you have any weakness in your legs? Any change in your bowel or bladder habits? These are important questions that your doctor will want to know the answers to. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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I slipped coming down stairs last night my fall caused injury to right side of my back, kidney area. Pain has increased today pain is sharp anytime I move not while I am at rest should I go seek help

I slipped coming down stairs last night my fall caused injury to right side of my back, kidney area. Pain has increased today pain is sharp anytime I move not while I am at rest should I go seek help

Hello.: Hello. I would be concerned about musculoskeletal injuries as well as possibility of internal injury. Do you have any blood in your urine? In the face of increasing symptoms, it would be prudent to get physically evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Can I sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Yes: The bigger question is did you fall down the stairs or ar you asking to find out if you can? You can sprain or break the ankle or do much worse. If you did fall, then get treatment by seeing an orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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How is nerve block administered? And how long before able to get up and down stairs with crutches?

How is nerve block administered? And how long before able to get up and down stairs with crutches?

Surprising question: Generally the clinician who recommends a nerve block will explain what it is. There are many ways but most commonly medicine that stops conduction along the nerve is injected around the nerve. Generally, limited discomfort in the procedure.
Effects of the block are often difficult to predict and usually it is being offered as a trial, at least at first. ...Read more

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Can I srain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs and hitting it with my clarinet case?

Can I srain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs and hitting it with my clarinet case?

Oh yes!: You could have sustained a number of injuries by falling down a flight of stairs, ranging from an ankle sprain to a broken bone or head injury. This probably happened so fast, you may not have realized immediately what you injured. I hope your clarinet didn't get hurt. Unlike it does for an ankle sprain--Ice, an ace wrap and a few days off of its feet--wouldn't have made it better. ...Read more

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Why do I get headache when I get up to fast or when I walk to fast or I go down the stairs to fast?

Why do I get headache when I get up to fast or when I walk to fast or I go down the stairs to fast?

Heart rate: When describing too fast, the heart needs to be able to speed up or slow down appropriately. If it does not, then headaches can develop. Other aspects to consider to are the Blood pressure. If it does not go up appropriately or go's up too high, then headaches, and even dizziness can develop. Plus at your age, anemia causing low oxygen transfer to heart, brain, etc.. ...Read more

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I fall down the stairs today and my bum really hurts, when I get up or lay down I can walk but it hurts, is this ok?

I fall down the stairs today and my bum really hurts, when I get up or lay down I can walk but it hurts, is this ok?

Injuries: You may have bruised your coccyx which is at the bottom of your spine and is usually self limiting. If it persists see your doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I want get pregnant but I have an abortion four months before. I am working women I have to go up and down by stairs there is any problem in it.

I want get pregnant but I have an abortion four months before. I am working women I have to go up and down by stairs there is any problem in it.

Overall health good?: Four months out should be fine to begin trying to get pregnant? Have you had normal period since the abortion? Stairs are fine during this period as well. Maintain an overall good health and you should be fine to try to conceive! ...Read more

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I have a bad knee from a falling injury about 6 years ago. It only hurts when humidity high. Can I move into a home with stairs or is this unwise?

I have a bad knee from a falling injury about 6 years ago. It only hurts when humidity high. Can I move into a home with stairs or is this unwise?

Avoid stairs: If you have already having difficulties with your knee from the previous injury, stairs may pose a bigger and bigger challenge in coming years. Would recommend a single level home to avoid needing to go up and down stairs on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How can I know if my spleen is ruptured after falling down stairs?

How can I know if my spleen is ruptured after falling down stairs?

Go to ER for CT scan: The most sensitive and specific test to diagnose injury to the spleen is a ct of the abdomen. Blunt trauma to the abdomen, like what can occur when falling down stairs, should be taken very seriously. This requires emergency room evaluation. ...Read more

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What internal injuries should a doctor check for when I fall down the stairs?

Many possible: If a severe fall, many injuries can be looked for including but not just limited to internal injuries, broken bones, chipped teeth, lacerations, contusions, abrasions, head injuries, etc. ...Read more