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What Type Of Aches Can Be Caused By A Rearend Whiplash
A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...Read more
Many types: Many types of headaches are associated with neck muscle pain, including migraines and occipital neuralgia. A neurologist can review your history and symptoms to help determine what kind of headache you have. It would be helpful for you to log your headaches (location, duration, frequency, intensity) and take the log when you see the neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more
Spasm and crash: No one with a normal back should have a problem; if you do the seat is probably positioned wrong. Or you got into a car crash. ...Read more
Very rare: tumor induction of sciatic pain rare. In those cases it is usually metastatic cancer to the spine or dura catching L4,5, S1-3 posterior nerve roots that cause nerve compression. Almost all sciatic pain is compression of nerve roots by prolapsed disc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Avascular necrosis can be associated with trauma, if the blood supply to the bone is interrupted by injury. Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Certain diseases such as sickle cell anemia or alcoholism have higher rates of avascular necrosis. It is not associated with strain or sprain type injuries. Steroid use is also a cause of avascular necrosis. ...Read more
It depends: We diagnose numbness depending upon what part of the body is numb-may be due to a disorder of the brain, spinal cord, nerve root, or peripheral nerve. Each part of the nervous system may cause a characteristic pattern of numbness. For example, a stroke on the right side of the brain could cause the left side of the body to be numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome numbness of the thumb, index, middle finger. ...Read more
Seizures: Seizures can occur in encephalitis. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can be self-limited and resolve completely, needing no medications, or the patient may have intractable seizures needing prolonged treatment and having an increased risk of death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: A full work up for headache may include a cardiac exam such as an echo , but a cat scan of the head , carotid dopplers and a battery of labs would usually be done first. BP and sugers checked and treated if neccesary as well as input from a neurologist if felt appropitae. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: This is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Trauma: Generally most labral tears are caused by trauma( falls, overhead throwing shoulder dislocations etc.). Voluntary dislocators are a small subset of shoulder instability pts.That usually have as their primary problem capsular laxity( looseness)and other issues. The mainstay of tx. For these patients is pt.Surgery for voluntary dislocators is contraindicated.... ...Read more
Can hypoxia and dementia in a middle-aged patient be the result of a heart condition? Could they be caused by a minor stroke or a drug overdose?
What electrical problems of brain that cause poor sleep. Could it be detected by an EEG ordered by doctor.what could be the type of treatment?
Poor sleep & brain: Sometimes poor sleep is driven by brain activity. This often occurs with stimulants, like caffeine and amphetamines. Although there is altered brain activity with certain medications, this activity is not normally something that can be measured. An EEG would generally not help to diagnose causes of abnormal sleep. The one exception is when seizures occur during sleep. ...Read more
Absolutely: Yes, there are muscles at the back of your head, connected to your neck, which can tense up with stress that's held for long periods. What you end up with is like a giant charley-horse in the muscles surrounding your head! finding ways to relax, and release the stress is important. Mindfulness practices have been known to help; becoming aware of your body through yoga, etc, helps too. Be well. ...Read more
How do we differentiate a chest pain that is caused by pulmonary condition and a chest pain that is caused by a cardiovascular condition? Thank you!
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