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What can be done for car accident injuries?

What can be done for car accident injuries?

Depends: Your question is very general and thus I can't give you specifics, but everything in the care would depend on the type of injury (s) and the severity. ...Read more

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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


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Can car accident injuries have lasting effects?

Can car accident injuries have lasting effects?

Can injure TMJ: Can create injury to TMJ which can result inchronic headaches/neck pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some possible car accident injuries that require immediate surgery?

I was wondering what are some possible car accident injuries that require immediate surgery?

Injuries to the Head: Chest, heart, abdomen, pelvis, spine, which are life threatening injuries, require immediate surgery, mainly to control bleeding, repair of heart/major vessels, lung/windpipe or liver/spleen/kidney lacerations, pelvic or long bones complicated fractures, including open ones. Removing blood from within the skull, chest, abdomen/pelvic cavities. ...Read more

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Why will massage therapy help accident injuries?

Why will massage therapy help accident injuries?

Endorphins: Massage feels good and human touch has been shown to be beneficial in recovery from trauma. The massage itself may release endorphins which decrease pain and give you a feeling of well-being. ...Read more

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How significant are annular tears at L4 5 and L5 s1? These findings are from MRI after a car accident injury.

How significant are annular tears at L4 5 and L5 s1? These findings are from MRI after a car accident injury.

Depends: The annulus fibrosus is a thick, fibrous tissue around the edge of the discs in between the vertebrae holding the disc in place. A fissure/tear indicates disruption of some of these fibers. Fissures are very common and most are asymptomatic, but they can be a source of pain, especially if they are close to a nerve. Also, disc herniations may occur through these areas of weakness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Damaged blood supply: If the trauma was severe enough to cause damage to blood vessels to the limb, this may require amputation. ...Read more

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About to have 2nd torn meniscus surgery... Is a repair or removal better and why does this keep happening. Only 24 and never had accident or injury?

About to have 2nd torn meniscus surgery... Is a repair or removal better and why does this keep happening. Only 24 and never had accident or injury?

Repair if possible: Only certain types of tears (peripheral around the rim) are repairable. Results are somewhat age dependent younger better than older people have better results. Partial meniscectomy still has a chance of increased arthritis in the long run. Joe dimaggio ripped his meniscus standing up on a bus so there doesn't have to be result of an accident. ...Read more

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Back of head and hands keep going numb. No accidents or Injury's what could it be?

Back of head and hands keep going numb. No accidents or Injury's what could it be?

Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more

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I have really sore ribs but haven't had an injury/accident/trauma. What could possibly be making them sore?

Inflammation: Sometimes viruses or bacteria can cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause pain, similar to the flu causing joint aches, muscle aches, etc. If it persists, see a dr. For an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Due to motorbike accident I got injuries on my face and treated but now while splitting mucus it is mixed with blood sometimes. Please help doctor?

Due to motorbike accident I got injuries on my face and treated but now while splitting mucus it is mixed with blood sometimes. Please help doctor?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor and may need some type of imaging study, like a CT scan. If you're spitting up blood, you could have trauma somewhere internally. If you had any trauma to your chest, you could possibly have a hemorrhage in one of your lungs & may need a chest CT. Don't wait, seek medical treatment now. ...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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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