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Can a shock to the spine cause shoulder pain, muscle spasms and diarrhea?

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Posted on Tue, 3 Oct 2017
Question: about 3 months ago I had an incedent I had to tackle a guy and it hurt my neck pain never really went away then about 2 weeks ago went ona boat trip and hit a wave that shocked my spine severly. felt lik a tazer shock. now my neck is popping with every movement I can turn it to the left I'm having muscle spasms between my shoulder blades and cant sleep its to siff and painfull contantly. I had xray which showed 3k disc that were hitting ka nerve causing pain and weakness in shoulder and arms. 'the pain in originating just below my neck I also have bone spurs. Thinking of going to ER for mri
I also pooped my pants the day after the boat ride while driving down the road it just came out. diarea and no feeling at time

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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Could be aggaravationof previous spinal injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my opinion you have aggravated the Previous spinal injury at the time of boat trip that shocked your spine.
I would suggest pain killers , muscle relaxants and a soft cervical collar for the time being. Get a MRI ASAP to assess the damage done.
Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
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Can a shock to the spine cause shoulder pain, muscle spasms and diarrhea?

Brief Answer: Could be aggaravationof previous spinal injury. Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon. In my opinion you have aggravated the Previous spinal injury at the time of boat trip that shocked your spine. I would suggest pain killers , muscle relaxants and a soft cervical collar for the time being. Get a MRI ASAP to assess the damage done. Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.