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Can A Car Accident With Back Injuries Cause Hypothyroidism
I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. Al?
Unclear question.: If your question is whether the bulging disk in the neck is related to thyroid disease, the answer is ("an almost") NO. It is VERY UNLIKELY. Thyroid disease can cause neurologic symptoms, but not the other way around. If you've not had neurologic symptoms prior or after the car accident, the bulging disk may be incidental (a "red herring"). 50% of humans have bulging disks with no neurologic probl ...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
Sudden sharp shooting pain just below my left shoulder blade and a little lower down my back. It hurts to breathe deeply or move certain ways. I have hashimotos disease and am hypothyroid. I haven't had a back injury. Any insight into possibilities?
Pain shoulder blade: Yes but need more information such as have you any other illnesses or do you take any medicines? Wha have you been doing just before the pain started. Happy to do 2nd Opinion for better insight. ...Read more
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
No: You are not suppose to take when you drive. ...Read more
I was recently in a car accident. I was seen in the ER and sent home with pain medicine for neck and back injuries. I have a follow up appt with my primary care doctor on tomorrow. What should I expect to happen?
Evaluation: Your doc with perform an exam possibley x-rays. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with hypothyroidism but refused treatment. I get checked regularly still and this time test came back normal? What could cause this?
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism refers to an underactive thyroid which is confirmed by lab tests showing an elevated TSH. If TSH is just barely abnormal, treatment could be considered based upon symptoms http://goo. Gl/L0oOTB. However, lab tests aren't 100% accurate - there's always some degree of uncertainty so if TSH is barely abnormal & you feel perfectly normal w/o symptoms, it's ok to repeat & recheck w/o meds ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Hv Hoshimoto/hypothyroid. Lost 135 lbs 5 yrs ago thru healthy eating & lots of excercise. I hv gained 35 lbs back. Cortisol high & cn tht cause gain?
With hypothyroidism, uncontrolled, you can have weight gain too easily, not necessarily the cortisol alone, and you are on prednisone, better follow up with your 1ry MD / Endocrinologist.
Let me congratulate you for achieving this weight loss through exercise and diet, best wishes ...Read more
Dx w/ hypothyroid & on synthroid. Just got tpo test done and came back normal (no antibodies). What could be cause of my hypo then if not autoimmune?
Primary: The negative TPO means that the problem is not from a known autoimmune process, and the problem is more likely from a primary thyroid or pituitary failure ...Read more
I have hypothyroid take. 75mg levo daily. When I lay down or have my head far back or to my chest my throght is tight and is hard to swollow causes?
Is there any condition that could cause both neutropenia and hypothyroidism? All orderedblood tests and bone marrow biopsy came back normal/negative.
Unrelated: Hypothyroidism is very common condition, so it is not uncommon to have other conditions that can coexist independent of each other. Neutropenia is often caused by bone marrow damage of some kind or other, although on rare occasions it can be congenital (since birth, cause unknown). The degree of neutropenia matters. So you should give us all the numbers of your CBC...such as WBC count & Neutrrophil ...Read more
Lumbar injury, hypothyroid 2012. 123lbs noticed a ton of lumps bumps n thighs while walking now 153lb. Cellulite or a muscle condition from injury?
See below: You can tell only after your family doctor's examination. ...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
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
I was in a car accident in 2007 & lately I've been noticing my nerves are twitching & jumpy. Could it be the injury caused to my neck?
Why can't my neurologist confirm or deny that a car accident caused my seizure? My test results all came back normal.
Trouble with tests:
This has to do with the tests- they cannot answer every question. Especially when the results are normal. For example:
If the MRI showed an injury to the brain, or the EEG showed a focal abnormality, related to an injury from the accident, then the answer = yes. But if the tests are normal, the answer is indeterminate. ...Read more
Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?
Neurosurgeon told me that I have a hot spot on MRI of my back after car accident. Can that cause pain in my thighs?
After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.
Any rash associated: With itch? - ck with pcp! Don't give up on set belts- they save lives. ...Read more
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
Only if...: The fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show??? ...Read more
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.
I got into a car accident this past tuesday night, the back of my knee is swollen and feels (warm), and aches. Is this an injury?
Likely: If the knee was not a problem before the mva, then it was likely injured in the accident. ...Read more
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?
I had xrays done of my spine after my car accident and told be that it was pulling on my uterus that it would cause me not to have kids is it possible?
That's rubbish: If a health care provided told you this, you should report him/her to the appropriate licensing agency. ...Read more
I had an xray and an MRI and they both came back looking good but am still in back pain what should I do next? I was in a car accident june 26 I haven't been able to work much my lower back more towards by right side is very much in pain and it cause me t
Si joint dysfunction: This is a diagnosis made by examination. Caused by deconditioning of core muscles with associated overcompensation of para spinal muscles. You consider this diagnosis through exclusion of other more serious issues. Pain identical to pain generated by disk herniation & can be associated with shooting pain to the hips, groin, and leg (s). ...Read more
I have dizziness for a week now. 3 weeks ago in a car accident, got whiplash and back hurts. Physio not helping. Physio told me to get back to a doc. What can the cause be? What should I do. No funds left in medical aid.
Get checked my docto: Did you have any xrays or ultrasounds done? ...Read more
Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity
That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more
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