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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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Lost my left arm in a car accident.I suffer with chronic pain through nerv damage to the spine.Whats best painkillers for this?

Nerve pain meds: Medications for treating nerve pain would be the best. These include some anticonvulsants such as Gabapentin or Pregabalin and trycyclic antidepressants. Some newer antidepressants might also be considered if the medications mentioned before are not helpful. ...Read more

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Have total paralysis after a car accident with back injury at l5-s1.Are these always permanent?

Have total paralysis after a car accident with back injury at l5-s1.Are these always permanent?

ASIA scoring: It depends on your asia score. This will include whether or not you have rectal sensation or tone, which would define a complete verse incomplete lesion. If you have a true complete injury, then you may gain a single level, but otherwise the paralysis is normally permanent. If you have partial sparing below the injury, it may not be permanent. Most gains in first three months, then up to 1yr. ...Read more

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I have a really painful pain in my neck, back of my head and pressure behind my ear (all right side). No injury and painkillers aren't working ?

I have a really painful pain in my neck, back of my head  and pressure behind my ear (all right side). No injury and painkillers aren't working ?

A few possibilities: Spasm of neck muscle, malfunctioning vertebrae, migraine, inflamed cervical/occipital nerves, mastoid infection, etc. A good history & physical exam, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find the cause. Don't hesitate to get help.Most of the causes are benign, but infection could be serious. ...Read more

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Unable to recall what happened during car accident. I have injury head/ankle. No one checked my head at the hospital. Should I go back to get checked?

Retrograde: amnesia is one symptom of concussion. If you have other symptoms, such as headache, nausea, or vomiting, you should see your doctor immediately. Even if you don't it is probably a good idea to get checked out, but not necessarily immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more