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Can A Car Accident Cause A Stroke
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
Yes it could: Herniated disc: an intervertebral disc ruptures and the inner jelly-like disc material (nucleus pulposus) extrudes into the spinal canal in the area of one or more foramina. ...Read more
Yes, depending: On force of impact and location of injury. Most likely, though, a weakened area was present before the accident, and the impact was the final straw. Every case is different, so ask your surgeon for a definite opinion. ...Read more
Not typically: Scoliosis is commonly defined as an abnormal curvature to the spine, usually related to developmental issues. A single car accident should not produce abnormal curvature in the spine unless it was such a severe accident that you actually fractured the vertebrae of the spine. A minor car accident with whip lash should not produce scoliosis. ...Read more
Yes: Car accidents can cause may types of injuries, including to the eyes or brain. Injuries to eyes and/or brain can cause blindness. If in a car accident, go the nearest er. ...Read more
Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?
Referred pain: Yes. A whiplash injury can cause neck and shoulder girdle pain that can refer into the temple or jaw or cause headaches. It would still be wise to ensure there was no facial, dental, nerve, or jaw injury. Weakness or facial assymmetry should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Usually hemorrhage: Hemorrhage from trauma into normal thyroid gland is rare but can cause hoarseness and difficulty breathing if large mass effect. Diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma can be made with laryngoscopy and cervical computed tomography. This can be treated conservatively with eventual decrease in size and improved clinical condition. Obviously need to be under doctor's supervision. Thyroid returns to normal. ...Read more
No: Our best understandings of afib require that the heart muscle have undergone changes over a prolonged period of time to enable afib. While it's possible the stress of an accident could have "set off" an afib attack, if it sticks around, you were likely at risk in the first place. A truly severe wreck can bruise the heart, but the fib would pass as the bruise heals. ...Read more
I had a car accident on friday which has caused whiplash. Within 24 hours I was 3 pounds heavier in weight. What is the cause? I haven't eaten more
Possible stress: Unsure, and I recommend discussing with your primary. However, one explanation is that the increase in stress hormones, such as cortisol, could be causing you to retain fluids, did you start any new medications? That could also contribute. If you notice any other symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more
Can being in a car accident while on a bicycle cause me to have blatter problems if I hit my head so hard that I couldn't answer any questions by EMS?
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
Black out: Blackouts or loss of consciousness during a car accident could be caused by a number of things: direct head injury causing trauma to the brain, whiplash causing trauma to the brain by whipping it back and forth inside the skull and then simple syncope or fainting from shock of stress/anxiety. Are you the person who was in this car accident? ...Read more
Not likely: Not likely if you were not seriously injured. Major injury, however, can throw the usual rhythms of the body way off until you recover fully. Injury can disrupt sleep cycle, cause severe fatigue and poor appetite. If the event was psychologically traumatic, that may also play a role in irregular menses. ...Read more
Yes: Disc protrusion or bulges are common in people over the age of 39/40. But following a motor vehicle accident, if you develope radiating type pain down an arm or leg, it may indicate a disc herniation with nerve root compression/ irritation. You should be checked by your pcp if these symptoms exist or if the area of pain persist for more than 2 weeks. ...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
Internal bleed: There are many possible answers as the problem can be quite complex. Best ask the treating physician this type of question. ...Read more
Most certainly: Depending on the speed of the crash and from what direction you were hit, the restrictive mechanism of the seatbelt has the potential to cause damage to the chest wall as well as other structures within the chest. A thorough history and physical examination by your primary care provider or an emergency room physician would be warranted if you are having pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more
Mri didn't show cause of shoulder pain. Car accident 4yrs ago 8/26. Been in pain since. P/t didn't help. What could be the cause of the pain?
Yes.: A synovial cyst is a sac of fluid, which lines all tendons, muscles, ligaments, joints. Any type of trauma or inflammation to part of the musculoskeletal system can cause such a sac to form; very commonly, no known cause. May resolve on own, or be injected w cortisone after aspiration, may recur. May be true that in days of yore, they were smashed with a bible, but don't recommend this approach-). ...Read more
I suffer from lattice degeneration with a small retinal hole. Had a car accident 2 months ago car hit me from behind. Can this now cause retinal detac?
Need observation: Lattice degeneration and blows to the head both increase your risk of retinal tears and detachment. If you have no symptoms, like new floaters or flashes, then it is unlikely that there is anything going on. However a prudent person would have a dilated retinal examination by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
PTSD: In the context of an acute trauma, like a car accident, you developed an acute stress disorder, which can produce depression and suicidal ideas. If after six months of the event, the condition is called post traumatic stress disorder, and could be of different severity, and evidenced by nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbness, anxiety. If you have suicidal ideas, make a consultation immediately ...Read more
I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?
First see your: Physician for evaluation and treatment. Next, notify your employer to file a claim under worker comprnsation as per the laws if your state. ...Read more
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