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82 Possible Causes for Hyperextended Neck

  • Acute Respiratory Infection

    neck – Tripod position (sitting upright and leaning forward) – Cyanosis, coma – Stridor is a late finding 14.[slideshare.net] FEATURES – High fever, sore throat, dyspnea, rapidly progressing respiratory obstruction – Patient may become toxic, difficult swallowing, laboured breathing, drooling, hyperextended[slideshare.net]

  • Goiter

    Palpation of the goiter is performed either facing the patient or from behind the patient, with the neck relaxed and not hyperextended.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Brain Stem Infarction

    The first patient lost consciousness and the spontaneous respiration ceased during X-ray examination of the cervical spine when the neck was hyperextended.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The other patient had profuse nosebleed and was treated with posterior tamponation during which she sat for about 10 min with the neck hyperextended.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Whiplash Injury

    There are two types of injury: in a rear end shunt, the head is thrown backwards and the neck is hyperextended.[gpnotebook.co.uk] It can occur any time the neck is hyperextended or hyperflexed.[etehadlaw.com] It is commonly thought the rear impact causes the head and neck to be forced into hyperextended (backward) position as the seat pushes the person's torso forward - and the[medicinenet.com]

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    ., lots of tossing and turning) Sweating heavily during sleep Bedwetting Sleeping in odd positions (e.g. neck hyperextended) Inattentiveness and lack of focus at school Excessive[my.clevelandclinic.org] hyperextended Talk to your doctor if you notice any of these problems.[webmd.com] Sleeping in odd positions — the child may arch his neck backwards (hyperextend) in order to open the airway or sleep sitting up.[chop.edu]

  • Sleep Apnea Syndrome

    hyperextended Talk to your doctor if you notice any of these problems.[webmd.com] […] the classroom) Snoring Teeth grinding Restlessness in bed Pauses or absence of breathing Unusual sleeping positions, such as sleeping on the hands and knees, or with the neck[webmd.com] […] the classroom) Snoring Teeth grinding Restlessness in bed Pauses or absence of breathing Unusual sleeping positions, such as sleeping on the hands and knees , or with the neck[webmd.com]

  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleeping in odd positions — the child may arch his neck backwards (hyperextend) in order to open the airway or sleep sitting up.[chop.edu]

  • Foot Deformity

    Swan-neck deformity: The base of the finger and the outermost joint bend, while the middle joint straightens.[arthritis.org] Hitchhiker’s thumb: The thumb flexes at the metacarpophalangeal joint and hyperextends at the interphalangeal joint below your thumb nail.[arthritis.org]

  • Spinal Trauma

    The injury usually occurs when the neck is forcibly hyperextended and laterally flexed, and symptoms can usually be precipitated in this position during examination.[chiro.org] If the line of pull falls behind the atlanto-occipital joint, a rotary movement results that tilts the occiput posteriorly and lifts the face so that the neck is hyperextended[chiro.org]

  • Acute Epiglottitis

    His mouth was open and his neck was hyperextended.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the neck to enhance air exchange.[medicinenet.com] […] swallowing and respiratory distress with drooling, difficulty breathing, fast breathing, and noisy inspiration develop rapidly, often causing the person to lean forward and hyperextend[medicinenet.com]

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