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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. What's best painkillers for this?

Lost my left arm in a car accident. I suffer with chronic pain through nerv damage to the spine. What's 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?

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

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Options for damaged eye. I suffered a horrible injury to my eye in a car accident 10 years ago where the doctor thought he'd have to remove but put back together with lots of microscopic stitches. I have scratches all over my cornea and I lost over half o

Options for damaged eye. I suffered a horrible injury to my eye in a car accident 10 years ago where the doctor thought he'd have to remove but put back together with lots of microscopic stitches. I have scratches all over my cornea and I lost over half o

From: From your description your last evaluation was 10 years ago. If you have not been examined by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) recently, another evaluation would be a good idea. Something may have changed in your eye. Perhaps you have developed glaucoma which may need treatment. There continue to be advances in technology that may offer the possibility of better comfort and even better eyesight. ...Read more

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I used to have very regular periods, after getting in an accident in august and taking painkillers for 4 weeks my periods r now irregular. Is it ok?

I used to have very regular periods, after getting in an accident in august and taking painkillers for 4 weeks my periods r now irregular. Is it ok?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I was recently in a rearend accident and I have sever e neck and lowback pain what should I do? I'm not a fan of painkillers. Help!

Pain from accident: Go see a primary care do (doctor of osteopathy), who offers osteopathic manipulation (omt). If you can't find one, you could look for a do who does full time omm (osteopathic manipulative medicine). If you cannot locate one, check online @ aoa-net. Org and look for a link to a do near you. ...Read more

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my sgot level is 64 and sgpt level is 84.i hv taken painkillers as had a minor accident and a typhoid medications. Is the high levels is due to this.

my sgot level is 64 and sgpt level is 84.i hv taken painkillers as had a minor accident and a typhoid medications. Is the high levels is due to this.

Yes: The elevation in SGOT and SGPT are most likely due to acetaminophin containing pain killers, and not typhoid antibiotic therapy. Any history of Hepatitis, and comparison to previous SGOT/SGPT levels are most helpful in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Accidently more weight put on my ACL reconstructed knee. Lost balance. Din fall bt felt terrible. No pain. Took painkiller prior to dat. Nothing wrong?

Accidently more weight put on my ACL reconstructed knee. Lost balance. Din fall bt felt terrible. No pain. Took painkiller prior to dat. Nothing wrong?

Probably Okay: I allow my acl reconstructions to bear full weight afterwards (except if a meniscal repair or other ligaments were repaired) so it is unlikely that you sustained an injury by putting too much weight on your leg. If the leg swelled up or is causing pain, that would be a bad sign. If you have that, you should see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?

Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?

Pain specialist: This is not uncommon, and likely very unnecessary. You should find a doctor who specializes in trauma and pain management, and get either detoxified or under better control. There may be issues such as crps that need to be addressed. Seek additional help. ...Read more

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First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!

First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!

Yes,: Your got prompt medical care and if you continue with your injections, should be safe. Pain that resolves with painkillers would be normal at this stage. I'm sorry about your injury ...Read more

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My wife's phobia is getting worse when im driving despite an absence of a vehicular accident, does she needs to see a doctor? In her fifteen years of working graveyard shift in the airline industry, my wife was hooked with sleeping pills and painkillers u

My wife's phobia is getting worse when im driving despite an absence of a vehicular accident, does she needs to see a doctor? In her fifteen years of working graveyard shift in the airline industry, my wife was hooked with sleeping pills and painkillers u

If: If your wife is experiencing behaviors/illnesses that are affecting her ability to be productive and enjoy her daily life, then she should seek out the care of a doctor. Start by calling her primary care doctor. They may be able to help with some of her chronic problems such as migraine and also may recommend a psychiatrist to help with her other problems. Good luck! ...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. Creighton Wright
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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