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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Aches Can Be Caused By A Rearend Whiplash

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

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


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What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

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

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What type of back problem can be causes by sitting in a car often?

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

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What kind of problems can be caused by a bifid/split uvula?

What kind of problems can be caused by a bifid/split uvula?

Uvula: Bifid uvula is lowest grade of cleft palate. usually not any problem. More severe case could lead to nasal regurgitation and vocal symptoms ...Read more

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How often is acute onset (1-2weeks) sciatica caused by a tumor? And what kind

How often is acute onset (1-2weeks) sciatica caused by a tumor? And what kind

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 more

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Can avascular necrosis of the shoulders be caused by a work related strain?

Can avascular necrosis of the shoulders be caused by a work related strain?

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

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Numbness can be caused by a variety of things. How would know which?

Numbness can be caused by a variety of things.  How would   know which?

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

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What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

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 more

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What kind of damages can be caused by getting your head slammed into a wall multiple times?

What kind of damages can be caused by getting your head slammed into a wall multiple times?

TRAUMATIC BRAIN : Oh my goodness this can lead to a traumatic head injury and concussion and all kinds of brain events. Do not do this or let this happen to you. ...Read more

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Receiving a lot of headaches over the past week. Can headaches be caused by a heart problem?

Receiving a lot of headaches over the past week. Can headaches be caused by a heart problem?

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 more

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Could a labral tear be caused by voluntary subluxation in childhood? Or what can cause them?

Could a labral tear be caused by voluntary subluxation in childhood?  Or what can cause them?

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

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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?

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

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Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

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

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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!

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!

Chest pain: Based on the history,mode of onset,character,radiation,associated symptoms,physical examination;,patient demographic and other history and judicious directed testing ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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