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 What causes pain in the back of the neck?
i woke up yesterday with pain in the back of my neck, i thought i slept wrong but today it is worse, and it prob did not help when i fell down the steps this morning, but it hurts to turn my head,,, ...

 I'm 16, should I head to the ER?
Yesterday, A lightning bolt hit our house, went through my computer, and struck me in the leg. I was thrown from my chair, and paramedics were called.
They did some tests, and said that I was ...

 When someone's eye gets popped out (nerve still attached), can they still see out of it?

 What can you do to heal a sprained ankle?
I sprained my ankel this weekend and am still in pain...is there anything i can do to help heal it myself or at least alleviate the pain?...

 I need help ? FAST?
My lil bro just smashed my fingure in the door
i don't want 2 get him n trouble.
We are out of ice.
Can some1 tell me what 2 do?
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 What is better for a pulled muscle, heat or ice?
I pulled my shoulder muscle and it's killing me, someone told me to use a heating pad and another recommended ice pack, who is correct??...

 When using a cane, which side should be used?
Is it on the healthy side or the sick side?...

 I took a G-tube out my daughter´ stomach a month ago.The hole haven´t closed by itself yet. What should I do?
She is 4 years old and she had a G-tube for 3 years. Some surgeons told me to let the hole close by itself no matter how long it takes. I am really worry she can get any infection and I don´t know ...

 I have a really bad bruise on my arm and my back is there any way to make them fade faster and hurt less?
I have done heat and cold and it has not worked, I have also taken Tylenol. These are really bad bruises.
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i was at a nightclub the other night and i was waiting for a friend to come out of the toilets and my fingers got caught as the door shut. 10-15 seconds later after retreiving my hurt ...

 How much compensation should i expect for ligament and a back injury when knocked off my motorcycle by a car?
I was knocked off my motorcycle in August 2004. The other party admitted liability. I still have back painI have the all clear for my knee joint but suffered ligament damage to my left knee. I cannot ...

 How can someone spend many hours on a site like this and still claim to have a job and a life?

 Did i break my nose?
i was sparring earlier today and caught big straight to my nose. i t started to bleed alot for like 2-4 min then the blood started to stop rushing out of my nose but whenever i put a napkin up there ...

 How to cure sore muscles??
my coach really coaches me really hard!! and after prafctice my muscles tend to b really sore...can somebody help cure them so i can b ready 4 da nxt practice??...

 I scratched myself really badly the other day...is there anything I can put on it to prevent it from scaring?

 "My son cries and says his fingers and toes hurt very much when cut, can this be?
Is there any condition out there? This has been since birth and he is 6 years old now." It is true pain and we do not go too far in...we are very gentle....

 I get cramps in my calf after or during a football game?
I get a cramp after or during a football game either by over running or over streching, but the weird thing is that normally people can run the cramp off, but i cant once i get it, it becomes sore ...

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 On a Scale of 1 to 10 how much pain you would you be in if you fell and twisted your ankle?

 Go to doctor for broken toe?
I broke my big toe a couple days ago. It has been quite painful as can be expected, but not unbearable as long as I baby it. Some people think I should go to the doctor, but I dont think there is ...

Is it possible for a person to break their neck but not become paralyzed?

Punk Rocker
Yes.. I think it is possible for someone to break thier neck and not be paralyzed because there are more than one bone and if you break a bone other than the spine than you will be fine..but if you break the spine bone [[in your neck]] than you would probably be paralyzed.. but i've heard that someone that broke their spine bone that is in your neck and not be paralyzed so i don't really now the answer to that but personally i think that it is possible for someone to break their neck and NOT become paralyzed but that is a question that a doctor can answer

The Cheminator
Yes..simply enough

yes it depends on which vertebrae are broken or cracked and how severe the fracture is

(This is actually Bulldogsr2cute's husband, because I so have the answer)

It is very possible to break your neck, and not be paralyzed. Pro-Wrestlers (WWE and TNA) have this risk every week. There are many who have broken their necks, some to the point where when it happened they couldn't walk, but have come back to not only walk, but wrestle once again. Stone Cold Steve Austin was a perfect example. He broke his neck in a match with Owen Hart at Summer Slam 1997 (possibly 1998). He was dropped on his head by a move called an Reverse Piledriver, or a Sit-Out Tombstone. He could barely walk after the impact, but recovered and has wrestled since. Other's in this catergory are Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Big Show, Tazz, Sabu, etc.

However, not only wrestlers can do this, everyday people can too. My father broke his neck in a car accident 30 years ago. He had the crash, climbed out of his car, and called 911 at a neighbours house. He went to the hospital to get checked over. The doctor said he broke his neck in the c4 and c5 vertibray (I believe, but I may have the C's wrong). He could walk, but was suppose to wear a neck brace for 6 months. He wore it for 2 weeks, then told the doctor to stick it (literally, he went back to the doctor and gave him back the neck brace).

So to answer your question, yes, it is possible to break one's neck and not be paralyzed, however I wouldn't reccommend doing an activity just to test the theory, because the theory may prove you wrong :P

YES! Because my uncle broke his neck 4 times & is still walking

think so

Cruel Angel
Yes, as the other have said above. Paralysis results from the extent of any damage to the spinal cord itself, not about the vertebrae.

Rosie Young
Of course. It's not the broken bone that causes them to be paralyzed. It's the damage to the spinal cord inside the bone column.
That is why when someone has a neck injury the paramedics are so careful moving their head. The spinal column could be unprotected and be injured just by the person's head moving.
I know someone who cracked a vertebra wrestling and was walking around with just a soft collar on. No loss of feeling anywhere, no spinal damage.

Barbara M
Yes it sure is. I broke my neck in a few places when I was a teenager .

yes, a person can break their neck and not be paralyzed. they will only be paralyzed when there is trauma to the spinal cord.

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