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Swollen Face After A Car Accidental Injury
MVA last night, hit a tree due to accelerator defect.Face hit steering wheel so hard it bent it, immediate nose bleed.Pain and swelling today.Broken?
MVA: go to the hospital.need X-RayGet a more detailed answer ›
Ouch: This is variable - could be several days for some or several weeks for others. It depends on the force and your body's muscle mass/tone. The bigger issue is if you have trouble breathing or sharp chest pains, this could indicate internal injury. If so, would talk to your doc about getting a chest x-ray tomorrow am or go to an er. Otherwise, anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen will help muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Chiropractors perform a deep, thrusting massage with the goal of producing audible clicks (like when you crack your fingers). The Thoracic and Lumbar spines can withstand this, but there is signficant risk if this is done on the neck (C-spine). Always get a first diagnosis for a back problem from an orthopedic specialist and ask if chiro then could be of help. ...Read more
Yesterday got hit by car while biking. No immediate injuries. Day after can't remember accident details and shoulder hurts/back aches. Advice?
Need Examinaton: You need an examination for injuries, and it sounds like you ...Read more
Herniated disc: Numbness from the waist down is not a good sign if it is truly present. It indicates damage to the nerves that go down the legs. The damage may be mild and transient or more severe. The most common cause would be a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. You should be evaluated by a doctor soon. Not necessarily the emergency room or urgent care but within a week. ...Read more
Broken skin ?!: Any break in the skin can provide access to tetanus spores that may set up in the wound and eventually generate tetanus toxin. The tetanus spores are everywhere: the soil of the road, contamination of structures,off the hands of emergency personnel.If you cannot confirm a tetanus shot within the past 10 years, it is routine to give one after motor vehicle accidents when any wound is present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...Read more
When i was 18 i had a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Is any further recovery after 3 years likely?
Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.
Pain control: Are you certain the cause of pain is nerve damage? Pain and thumping suggest an injury to muscle, joint or bone. Sometimes when nerves are injured they cause a feeling of burning, shocking or tingling. The pain of these two conditions is treated differently. Many pain medicines help with orthopedic injuries, gabapentin and amitriptyline sometimes help nerve pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?
No: If one car is at 5 mph and the other car is at 0 mph, nobody inside the cars should be worried about a concussion. Otherwise, we humans would be getting concussions all over the place, during our everyday chores, and during all sports activities. Fortunately, we're tougher than that. ...Read more
Road Rash: Ouch... Road rash is basically a very bad burn and peeling away of layers of skin due to sliding across concrete. A small one may be treated with neosporin but a large one should be evaluated by a physician. Goal is to enhance healing, reduce pain and prevent infection. Good luck! ...Read more
Had 6 broken ribs/pneumothorax b/c of a car accident in 1998. Yesterday I lifted equipment. Is this a flare up from an old injury/why does it hurt?
I hit my head on a cupboard door pretty hard by accident. Big bruise/no headache. I was mildly disoriented for a few minutes. Is that a concussion?
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