neck injury

neck injury

damage to the structure of the neck including soft tissue, bones, spinal column and nerves. In sport, most commonly injured by direct trauma with compression (rugby) or a fall from height (trampolining, horse riding). Appropriate first aid care is vital to prevent spinal cord damage and possible paralysis. It is essential to stabilize the neck and not to move the casualty until experienced help arrives, especially if the airway is compromised. Symptoms range from pain and stiffness to numbness, paraesthesia and paralysis, but the commonest neck injuries are muscle spasm and strains, which settle with rest and physiotherapy. See also spinal injury.
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THERE are growing fears that Luke Fitzgerald is about to announce his retirement from rugby due to a neck injury which has troubled him for several years.
2, 6, 9, 10, 13, 20, 24, 30-33) CTA evaluation should, therefore, be reserved for patients without indications for immediate surgery and those with "soft" signs of neck injury (Table 2).
Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening although one casualty needed to be placed on a spine board as he had a potential back or neck injury.
One of the firefighters was pulled clear of the doorway by two colleagues before being taken by ambulance to Sunderland Royal Hospital suffering from a suspected neck injury and a slight burn to the back.
A neck injury has put paid to his performing career, although he continues to conduct.
Cases explored under GA were lacerated neck injury with bleeding and aero digestive tract violation in 2 cases, 1 penetrating injury neck with hematoma (reexploration) was done, 6 cases of foreign body removal, another 1 with bleeding and exposed bone.
Data from the NEISS database was collected for each individual sport, and type of head and neck injury (HNI): lacerations, contusions/abrasions, fractures, sprains (neck) and concussions (head).
A MAN was taken to hospital with a serious neck injury after an alleged stabbing incident on Guisborough high street.
JT MCNAMARA is reported to be in a "very positive" frame of mind despite suffering a serious neck injury which resulted in paralysis at the Cheltenham Festival.
Selby, who had a neck injury earlier in the year, said: "Even though my neck injury has gone, because I've been struggling for confidence I've been going to tournaments and not really performing "I've been coming back and getting a bit down with myself and probably taking my work home and taking it out on Vikki and stuff, so yes it's been tough.
WALES forward Lloyd Burns will miss the entire RBS 6 Nations Championship after being ruled out for three months with a neck injury.
STEPHEN GALLACHER is confident a neck injury will not restrict his efforts in this week's Iskandar Johor Open - or spoil next week's World Cup of Golf in China.