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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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?

My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?

Head injury: Best to ask your ex's doctors who are in the best position to give you information. ...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

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In a car accident how often are injuries caused by the air bag?

In a car accident how often are injuries caused by the air bag?

Minor ones common: Very minor ones are common. These include eye irritation, minor flash burns, and sometimes finger fractures if the steering wheel is not being held properly (8 and 4 o'clock preferred). All are easily managed. Serious injuries are rare.

However, injuries that occur without an airbag (brain, face, neck) can be devastating, so make sure your airbag is activated if appropriate for your weight. ...Read more

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Can a baby's bones break spontaneously if there is no known injury or accident?

Can a baby's bones break spontaneously if there is no known injury or accident?

Depends: There is a diagnosis called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. This is genetic in origin and a child is born with the condition. There are several variants (4 main types), but it is possible for a child to spontaneously break a bone with little to no trauma. ...Read more

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Follwg a car accident w/ back/neck injury I've gone from 120to196 & hv asked drs 4insight. No ideas. Levothyroxine 0.05mg for past 3 mos not helping.

Follwg a car accident w/ back/neck injury I've gone from 120to196 & hv asked drs 4insight. No ideas. Levothyroxine 0.05mg for past 3 mos not helping.

Please ask again: What? What has gone from 120 to 196? Heart rate of 196 and a blood pressure of 196 would make any physician react with urgent worry. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of the knot in my lip after a motorcycle accident with a face injury?

Can I get rid of the knot in my lip after a motorcycle accident with a face injury?

Likely: Depends on when - how long ago?
How big
penetrated? No foreign body- gravel etc

likely scar
or absorbing hematoma if early, or stitches if used.
Revision of the scar can be very effective! ...Read more

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My uncle had met an accident and he had injury on his forehead associated with nose bleeding what could be an effective treatment for it?

My uncle had met an accident and he had injury on his forehead associated with nose bleeding what could be an effective treatment for it?

Injury: For head trauma, it is important to undergo evaluation with xray and ct. If these tests show no fracture, or bleeding in or around the brain, he should recover well. ...Read more

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My uncle had met an accident and he had injury on his forehead associated with nose bleeding what could be an effective treatment for it.?

My uncle had met an accident and he had injury on his forehead associated with nose bleeding what could be an effective treatment for it.?

More information?: There are alot of things that could have happened. There may be a fracture of the nose or the sinuses or a laceration of the mucosa upon initial trauma. Treatment would depend on the problem. Maybe there is no treatment. If the problem continues he should see a physician. ...Read more

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Was in the ER for injuries from accident they said I just had bruises and whiplash now im extremly tired and weak what else could be wrong?

Was in the ER for injuries from accident they said I just had bruises and whiplash now im extremly tired and weak what else could be wrong?

It may be you: If it just happened, the body many times responds in such a way to allow it to recover and heal, and this often is with feeling tired and weak. Assuming that they have ruled out any internal injuries in the er. If you feel that you are getting worse, by all mean, go back to the er, or call your family doctor for advice, as they would have a better knowledge of your medical history. ...Read more

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When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.

When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.

Probably ok: If alcohol is important to you, you are probably ok at this point to have a drink- a drink. Notice I did not say drinks.
There should be no rush after traumatic brain injury but at this point, one drink should have no bad effect on you.
But again, significantly limit your alcohol intake. ...Read more