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Whip lash question pressure applied to the head?

Whip lash question pressure applied to the head?

Maybe: Whiplash is thought to be soft tissue injury to the neck or at least the body's reaction to such an injury. It may or may not include symptoms of headache. ...Read more

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 can cure whip lash?

What can cure whip lash?

Most ok in weeks: The majority of whiplash injuries heal within several weeks to several months. The healing rate is generally better in males v females as the guys have more muscle bulk in the neck which tends to be more protective of injury. For some, the healing can be protracted with some chronic symptoms developing. Time is the biggest healer. ...Read more

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Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Hair traction: I have never heard of this occurence so i think if you have any other symptoms such as visual changes you should see your physician. ...Read more

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During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck? Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.

During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck?  Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.

Yes: Ligaments connect bone to bone hence play important role in spine stabilization and support. The type of trauma you are describing could lead to ligament injury. Seek care with a physiatrist or spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Could passenger claim for whiplash for a minor neck sprain?

Could passenger claim for whiplash for a minor neck sprain?

Yes.: Yes. Anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision should be evaluated for whiplash. Even 5mph accidents are enough to cause challenges. 1 in 4 people end up with chronic pain due to whiplash and cervical spine injuries. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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Back injury, dead lift sprain or herniated disc, how can I tell?

Back injury, dead lift sprain or herniated disc, how can I tell?

Leg pain: A herniated disc would produce leg pain siatica a back strain produces back ache with muscle tenderness both improve with time and rest alone ponder the self inflicted nature of your injury. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Can massage treat basketball injuries?

Can massage treat basketball injuries?

Yes, Almost Any: Almost any injury can benefit from massage, whether the injury itself or the area surrounding the injury. Sports massage therapy benefits both the mind and the body. Benefits include increased blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, and elimination of exercise waste (lactic acid); decreased muscle tension and neurological excitability; and an increased sense of well-being. ...Read more

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What kind of compensation should we be looking at for whip lash bruised ribs , back pain and sciatica resulting?

What kind of compensation should we be looking at for whip lash bruised ribs , back pain and sciatica resulting?

Cannot say: This is a question better answered by an attorney not a doctor. A doctor can help you with your physical problems but is not in a position to discuss compensation with you. ...Read more

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Should I use gauze for my minor rotator cuff injury?

Should I use gauze for my minor rotator cuff injury?

No : Ice usually works well for a rotator cuff strain. If pain persists you should see an orthopedist who will probably prescribe a short course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from whip lash and pulled muscles?

How long does it take to heal from whip lash and pulled muscles?

Depends on severity: Depending on how severe the whiplash/muscle strain or sprain is, days to weeks. If there is underlying nerve/muscle/bone injury, recovery may be incomplete. If symptoms persist for more than a few weeks, see your primary doctor and possibly a neurologist! ...Read more

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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more

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Does any type of eye lash grower grow your eyebrows back?

Does any type of eye lash grower grow your eyebrows back?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. It also works on brows. ...Read more

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Do rotator cuff injuries heal naturally?

Do rotator cuff injuries heal naturally?

Rotator Cuff injury: Rotator cuff tears are either partial or full thickness. If the tear is not painful and there is not significant weakness then no surgery needs to be done. Rotator cuff tears do not usually heal naturally. You can get some scarring back down, but that is not predictable. Patients not electing for surgery usually recover with pt, but that is more for partial tears. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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