Any Doctors out there?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by MFCondor, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. MFCondor

    MFCondor Well-Known Member

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    Nov 30, 2013
    SO today I got owned by a 4' wave. I mean - - owned like it was 12'. In a small slab and riding my backhand. Well, that same wedge whacked me in the neck good.

    It drove me to the bottom/beach and suddenly I couldn't feel my left arm. I already have some slipped discs in my lower cervical spine but this was a new sensation (or lack there of).

    I got feeling back in 5 minutes or so but I still can't feel my finger tips on left hand (it's been 4 hours). Anyone out there have expertise in the medical field?
     
  2. jettyface

    jettyface Well-Known Member

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    Aug 5, 2009
    This forum is a place for many things, but medical advice isn't one of them. Go see a doctor broski.
     

  3. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    robitusson fixes everything.if that doesn't work id go to a real dr
     
  4. MFCondor

    MFCondor Well-Known Member

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    Nov 30, 2013
    Yeah, I just know the doctor is going to tell me to take it easy. Same advice as every other time that they don't know whats wrong.
     
  5. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I seen my buddy as kids he got dragged by a horse into a wheelbarrow he couldn't move for 2 minutes I seriously thought he was paralyzed but he got back up.u should try cracking ur arm or something,maybe its dislocated,but usually if u cant feel ur fingers that means no blood is going to it or something like that and ur fingers might get amputated.i don't know I am not a dr lol but it sounds like it could be serious.if u cant wiggle ur fingers tomorrow id go to the er
     
  6. MFCondor

    MFCondor Well-Known Member

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    Nov 30, 2013
    Yeah thats probably a good call. I can move them...Just have no sensation in them - i.e. can't feel it when i pinch them.
     
  7. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    dude, you seriously need to get that sh!t checked out by a real doctor. In the meantime, I recommend that you send PJB a PM and see if he'll hook you up with a temp scrip for some of those sweet perc's he's holding.
     
  8. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Numbness = bad. Go to sports injury doctor.
     
  9. rxsurf90

    rxsurf90 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 10, 2014
    Not a medical doctor but I'll be a Doctor of Pharmacy in a few months. I am in no way trained to diagnose, my specialty is medications. But that sounds like a nerve issue my man, possibly secondary to your previous back injury. I'd really suggest going to the doctor, it's usually not something they tell you to "take easy". Could be more serious.. Just my two cents though.
     
  10. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    You gonna die Honkey!
     
  11. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Dis tread can't be serious.

    SI is a house of learned dokters.
     
  12. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    he's not a doctor.
    but he did stay at a holiday inn express last......
     
  13. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2009
    Put beer on it and goto Belmar. Say 3 hail mary's and bench at least 500.........
     
  14. wapow

    wapow Active Member

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    Jun 19, 2014
    I'm an lifeguard - you've got to go to a doctor man. Made a save this summer that was really similar. Somebody got pounded, needed a rescue and lost feeling in their arm for five minutes. By the time the ambulance was there they were almost back to feeling alright and didn't want to go. The EMTs insisted and it turns out the person had broken their neck in 2 places and needed surgery. If they would have walked away it could have been 2 minutes later, 2 days later, or never - but the possibility of something slipping and them being paralyzed was very real.

    Better safe than Christopher Reeves bro...
     
  15. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

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    Aug 28, 2014
    i'm a doctor and i think your arm is about to get paralyzed. in order to counter-act this i will have to touch your balls in a certain way. pull down your pants please
     
  16. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Listen to this man, or send your offerings to Gaff. I'd probly do what hannah said, even though he hates me.

    But the real reason I'm contributing(BBC, see, I read ALL posts, yours too homie) is to share experience. My sketchiest injury came on a day like that, no bigger than chest, but my go to throws like Nolan Ryan. I punched through the backwash and set my rail for a closeout barrel, bottom sucks out and I get scorpioned...my board got stuck in front of me and my legs pushed up and towards my head, left me stiff for a few weeks, and kinda rattled me brain.
     
  17. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    2 things.
    1. grab a ledge, wall corner or pipe with affected hand and hold. Gently stretch and pull away while maintaining grip in order to align your limb straight. try different angles, overhead, shoulder high, stomach high.
    2. consult a medical professional if feeling has not returned soon.
     
  18. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2014
    Nurse here.

    Not staking my license on it, you're not in front of me, I can't legally give med diagnosis, and a nursing diagnoses falls out of that realm a bit. Doesn't mean I'm not gonna try and offer some info.

    Unofficially, Sounds like you may have contorted the neck, specifically atlas, c2. Happens in cases of whiplash, sports hits, etc. Your atlas and axis are different than your lower slipped disks, as they don't join in the same manner. Atlas is primarily muscle supported, supports your head in its entirety, and is the "gateway" so to speak of the CNS.

    You need to get to the ER. Upper cervical vertebrae issues aren't something to "wait and see" on. Numbness indicates nothing good, and I wouldn't risk it. Get there, don't downplay it, you'll be in radiology quick.

    Important, If you're having headaches or nausea, get there but don't drive yourself. You want to be putting as little stress on it as possible.

    Again, this isn't a diagnosis. Don't play around with it. Not worth it
     
  19. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    Gaylord focker is that you??hey putin hows the fingers?i havnt seen u post hopefully ur not paralyzed il pray to Neptune god of the sea for u.sometimes another wipeout is what u need to fix what the last wipeout did.the ocean works in mysterious ways