Neck Bones Shift After An Accident?

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Sorry I want to ask how to therapy for my child who had an accident and according to the results of ronseng, my child was stated to shift the neck bones so that the neck of my child could not move to turn left and turn to the right. Poor my child like a robot

1 Answer:

Hello Oktovianus Lopulalan,

Cervical trauma is a trauma that should not be considered trivial. In the spine there are nerves that regulate motor (movement), sensory, and also autonomic (urinating, defecating, breathing) of the body. In children cervical trauma constitutes 60-80% of cases of spinal trauma and often gives different symptoms in cases of adult cervical trauma.

Cervical trauma of children often occurs in the cervical bone between the skull base C1, C2, C3, and C4. Most cervical trauma of children occurs due to traffic accidents. In toddlers cervical trauma can also occur due to falling from a height. In school-aged children injuries can occur during sports that involve body impact.

Symptoms of cervical trauma in children can appear immediately after trauma or can appear after a few days after trauma. Symptoms that can occur include:

 Neck pain Stiffness in the neck Restricted neck movements Neurological symptoms that vary depending on the height of the cervical bone affected and the severity of nerve damage caused by tingling sensation of the arm to the hand arms and lower limbs Patients suspected of cervical trauma from a history of trauma and physical examination need to wear a collar neck - to limit neck movement. Then it is necessary to do additional examinations in the form of spinal X-rays at several positions, CT-scan and MRI examination to assess soft / nerve tissue in the spine. Evaluation under anesthesia / sedation is also needed in some cases of pediatric cervical trauma. In addition to conservative therapy with immobilization and administration of pain-reducing drugs, surgical therapy is also needed in some cases. Generally the prognosis or improvement in cervical trauma patients in children is better than in adult patients. However, returning again depends on the severity of the injuries that arise as well as the treatment that is done.

It is better to consult directly with the doctor and carry out regular control with the doctor. Ask for restrictions on activities that should not be done during the healing process and steps that can be taken to speed up the healing process. If symptoms suddenly appear, the child can not walk, feeling weak in the arms or legs, the child CAKE unnoticed, shortness of breath, very severe pain in the neck, you should immediately bring the child back to the doctor. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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