A 43-year-old female asked:
neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. bulging and hernaited disks,
pinched nerve c5-t1? tos can i get a brain stem stroke ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not Likely related: The herniated disks have nothing to do with a significant increase in stroke risk, if that is your question.
Cardiology 51 years experience
CVA: Brain stem is considerably higher than where you were injured. Brain stem stroke could be traumatic but more usually a vascular phenomenon. I note you are on warfarin, this would make you a little higher risk if involved in trauma.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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