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Can A Car Accident Cause A Stroke
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
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, indirectly: Uncommonly, the force of deceleration may tear the lining of an artery that supplies blood to the brain, called "dissection". When this happens, it can narrow or occlude the lumen of the artery limiting flow to the brain which can lead to stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Post traumatic headaches occur within one week of a car accident and these headaches may manifest symptoms similar to migraine headaches. They occur proportionally to the degree of head and neck trauma. The good news is that these head aches typically resolve over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tinnitus=concussion: Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'. The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Hope you are better soon! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traumatic coma: Coma may be caused by an injury to the brain stem due to the back and forth movement of the head and brain . Other causes include the build up of pressure from brain swelling or hemorrhage, causing brain tissue to herniate across fibrous bands separating the different parts of the brain or through the foramen magnum putting pressure on the brain stem centers for breathing and heart rate. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, in at least : 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time. Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends: That depends on the speed of the car, use of seatbelts and/or air bags, angle of the force and size of the vehicles involved. You can get broken bones, torn soft tissue, brain injuries, lost limbs and death. Rather than worry about what injuries can happen from poor driving concentrate on driving well instead. Be safe. ...Read more
Head injury: Yes. A head injury in a car crash is likely to be at least a concussion (in which the violent impact forces the soft brain tissue to decelerate abruptly against the skull). Concusions cause regional brain disturbances, particularly in cognitive functions associated with the brain cortex, including executive function. The type of symptoms depend on the location of brain contusion. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on the severity of the car accident. Things like speed, type of vehicle, use of seatbelts, airbag, location of impact all affect the injuries. Any part of the body can be injuried in car accidents, depending on circumstances. The injuries range from none, to minor, to major to life-treatening or fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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