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What is whiplash?

Whiplash

Whiplash is a sudden movement of the head that can lead to injuries of intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerves. The injury can also extend to shoulders, arms and even low back.
It is the most common injury resulting from car accidents.

   
What can I do for a neck injury?

Ice for neck injury

Use ice packs every 20 minutes for the first two or three days.

   
What is cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis refers to a degenerative process of the cervical spine producing narrowing of the spinal canal and neural foramina, producing compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots, respectively.

   
How can I stretch my neck?

Neck stretching

Stretch your neck muscles by slowly rolling your head in a full circle while you sit or stand straight.

   
What is kyphosis?

Kyphosis

Abnormally increased convexity in the curvature of the thoracic spine as viewed from the side is referred to as kyphosis (hunchback or humpback). This condition may be caused by rheumatoid arthritis, rickets, chronic respiratory diseases or a congenital disorder. It never develops from poor posture.

   
Which medicine I could use for neck pain?

Medicine

For pain in the neck you could use an over the counter anti-inflammatory drug. Follow the instructions on the package, and stick with it for a couple of days.

   
Should I use orthopedic pillow?

Orthopedic pillow

For pain in the neck use an orthopedic pillow. The pillow will keep the curve in your spine in its proper position while you sleep.

   
Should I use cervical collar for neck injury and whiplash?

Cervical collar

Soft cervical collar is recommended if it's a case of severe whiplash or other severe injury, and only for 1-5 days.

   
How do you put a arm back in place ?

Self-reduction

Doctors treat a dislocation by putting the ball of the humerus back into the joint socket—a procedure called a reduction.
To perform the self-reduction technique, you can sit on the ground with the ipsilateral knee bent 90° and hands clasped around the knee. Then lean backward to reduce the injury. Try this method up to three times, and try to relax and follow physician's instructions. After reduction, the arm is placed in a sling for comfort. Finally, you should consider postreduction evaluation in either a physician's office or emergency department.

   
Should I rest my necj after the neck injury?

Rest

Avoid resting but try to avoid movements which make your symptoms worse.

   
What can I do for my mid-back pain?

Mid-back pain

Pain in the mid-back area is often due to stress. Concentrate on sending your breath into that area to help relieve the stress.

   
What is the treatment of cervical spondylosis?

Treatment of cervical spondylosis

Most patients with cervical spondylosis do not improve with nonoperative treatment. The surgical options are anterior or posterior decompression.

   
When do I use hot pads for neck injury?

Hot pads for neck injury

Two or three days after neck injuries, take a hot shower or use a heating pad or hot water bottle on your neck. Keep it on long enough to allow your skin to warm up.

   
How to position the mouse to avoid shoulder pain?

Computer Mouse and back pain

To avoid pain between your shoulder blades position the mouse as close as possible to the side of the keyboard.

   
What is costochondritis?

Costochondritis

Tietze's Syndrome or costochondritis is a syndrome of chest wall pain that is due to inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall (rib bones, breastbone, and the associated cartilage).

   
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