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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, 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Maybe: Although its possible it really depends how severe your injury was. It's unlikely a minor sprain or strain would result in significant pain years later, but if you developed a disc herniation with radicular pain, and never had it treated, it might be possible. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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