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Diagnosing Complex Symptoms When Neck Injury Occurs

Diagnosing Complex Symptoms When Neck Injury Occurs

Some of the most painful neck injuries people ever suffer are due to motor vehicle accidents, sports activities, and work-related falls. Depending on the severity of the neck damage, they can also develop serious, long-term spinal cord injuries (SCIs). When a neck damage patient arrives fully conscious in the emergency room, the physicians will carefully conduct a thorough physical exam and then ask many questions about the accident. Every neck injury must be promptly evaluated so that secondary health problems will not rapidly escalate. Here are some symptom lists that can help doctors diagnose specific neck damage issues, followed by a...

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Spinal Cord Accident Injuries Often Lead to Corpectomies or Discectomies

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Serious accidents that include motor vehicle collisions, ceiling collapses and major falls at work often cause countless people to suffer spinal cord injuries. Fortunately, many of these patients respond well to conservative treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, or epidural steroid injections. However, some patients may always require some form of surgery – such as a corpectomy or discectomy – while trying to heal more fully from their injuries. To help readers better understand what takes place during a corpectomy procedure, some general medical terms and information are shared below. Additional facts are then shared about what often takes...

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Adaptive Clothing Can Make Life Easier for the Disabled

Adaptive Clothing Can Make Life Easier for the Disabled

After surviving major accidents and surgeries, many of the newly disabled must address unexpected life challenges. For example, they must find clothes that help minimize their pain and discomfort while dressing each day and trying to increase their mobility. Others disabled people must either search for clothing that will not interfere with their care while bedridden -- or when moving about using wheelchairs or other assistive devices. Should temporarily or permanently disabled adults or children want clothing that also looks fashionable, they will have to look even harder to meet their needs. While many stylish yet adaptive clothes can be a...

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Virtual Reality Therapy Helps the Disabled Improve Their Health

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Recreational therapists are currently helping many disabled veterans and other patients by teaching them to use virtual reality “goggles” during treatment sessions. Once people can “see” or virtually experience enjoyable activities, they begin to realize that they can still set new goals for their lives and move forward with greater optimism. General accident victims can also benefit from using this type of equipment Whether you have lost the use of an arm or leg due to a terrible car accident or a bad fall at work, virtual reality (VR) therapy might be able to help you regain some physical skills -- and...

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How Can You Get Help After Being Seriously Injured In A Tractor Trailer Accident

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If it can be done safely, drivers must consider steering their tractor trailers off to the shoulder of the road or freeway after an accident to avoid blocking traffic. If you have been severely injured -- and traffic is heavy – try calling 911 on your cell phone. Witnesses to the event should also be dialing first responders on your behalf. If you cannot get out of the vehicle by yourself, keep dialing 911, sound your horn and wait for help Sadly, this type of scenario happens far too often as tractor trailers navigate the many NYC freeways and surface streets....

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What Is The Lawsuit Value Of Herniated Disc

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A New York City Car Accident Lawyer Explains  What is the personal injury lawsuit value for a herniated disc ? Clients often ask, how much is a herniated disc worth after a car accident case? Well, it really depends on the type of injury that you sustain and the type of medical treatment that you end up getting and the way that the case progresses.  In New York, a herniated disc can be worth just five thousand or ten thousand dollars. How much is a soft tissue injury case with little medical care worth ? If, for example, you as a client sustain...

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