Burner or Stinger


Background

Pathophysiology

Symptoms

Physical exam

Grading of injuries

Treatment

  1. Treatment is largely supportive
  2. For H/O bilateral symptoms or lower extremity involvement
  3. May return to sports If:
  4. Treatment divided into 2 phases
  5. "Cowboy collar" & neck strengthening may be preventative

Disposition

  1. Home if pt is symptom free w/ a normal neuro exam
  2. On occasion motor deficit worsens over the next 2-3 days
  3. Return to play