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Can A Car Accident With Back Injuries Cause Hypothyroidism
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
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
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
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
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...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 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
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
Can a thoracic spine injury from a slip n fall later cause problems with the neck over a period of years ?
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
??: That is a very wide ranging question. Clearly it depends on what you mean by "serious trauma". If serious enough --> death. Other results can be bleeding, blindness, loss of airway, PAIN, deformity, broken bones. Not sure what exactly you were asking ...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
I have a concussion, and a cervical sprain. Could these injuries lead to a herniated cervical disc when lifting 20lb or more I have preexisting bulging cervical disc can these new injuries to my spine turn the bukge into a herniation
Can trauma to neck/throat cause cricopharngeal spasm? I was in a car accident and seat belt injured neck feel like tightness no difficulty swallowing
See a doc!: You may just have some swelling causing the tightness, but it's best to seen an ENT to examine the area. Treacheal fractures and other serious injuries are rare and you'd likely have significant symptoms, but you should have this evaluated. You may have a hematoma or some other issue that may need intervention. ...Read more
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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