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Doctor insights on: Can Epidural Lipomatosis Be Caused By A Car Accident

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Involved in a serious car accident about 10 months ago and have since gotten several epidurals done which work great. There's a limit to how many per?

Involved in a serious car accident about 10 months ago and have since gotten several epidurals done which work great. There's a limit to how many per?

Based on side effect: The steroids in epidural steroids have a number of significant side effects. Steroids can lead to an impairment in the immune system, loss of bone mass, and impairment in the bodies ability to manage stress. While the data is sparse on setting a limit, many pain specialists limit epidural steroids to no more than about 3-4 every 6 months, although there is some variation in recommendations. ...Read more

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Could neck pain caused by a car accident cause facial pain?

Could neck pain caused by a car accident cause facial pain?

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

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Herniated disc in neck caused by a car accident, along w/chronic neck prblms, i began pt recent. This morn woke with worst headache/neck pain & weak!

Herniated disc in neck caused by a car accident, along w/chronic neck prblms, i began pt recent. This morn woke with worst headache/neck pain & weak!

Get checked: Most disc herniation a in the neck can be treated initially nonoperatively, with interventions including therapy. The main exception to this, however, is if a person is developing signs of nerve damage. If you are truly developing progressive weakness in the arm, you need to let your doctor know immediately and you may even need surgery. ...Read more

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How long it takes internal bleeding recovery caused by car accident?

How long it takes internal bleeding recovery caused by car accident?

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

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In a car accident how often are injuries caused by the air bag?

In a car accident how often are injuries caused by the air bag?

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

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Can mediastinitis caused by car accident /esopagus damage be seen in plain 2 view chest X-ray?

Can mediastinitis caused by car accident /esopagus damage be seen in plain 2 view chest X-ray?

Not necessarily: The effects of esophageal rupture or injury may be noticed on plain films as widening of mediastinum and fluid in pleural space. Usually consideration of symptoms chest pain, chills, fever,general discomfort and shortness of breath. Usually inflammation associated with bacterial infection requiring antibiotic therapy. Supplemental testing includes esophagogram and CT exam. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be caused by trauma from a job related car accident, it's not epilepsy as stated by my neurologist. I've never had seizures before.

Can a seizure be caused by trauma from a job related car accident, it's not epilepsy as stated by my neurologist. I've never had seizures before.

U must ask this of..: ...Ur provider. Remember when someone has their 1st seizure, they also never had a seizure B 4 either. U need 2 talk 2 Ur neurologist, & if they R related. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

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