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Doctor insights on: Can You First Start Feeling Whiplash Pain 14 Or 15 Hours After A Car Accident

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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


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Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash 24 hours after a car accident?

Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash 24 hours after a car accident?

Yes: But if you apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg even 4 hours and take it easy you should expect full recovery in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash the day after a car accident?

Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash the day after a car accident?

Yes: I have seen patients with pain immediately, day after, even several days after a car accident. People with previous pain in the neck or back or chronic pain in these areas seem to be more vulnarable. ...Read more

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What should I do about weakness and swelling in knee 24 hours after a car accident?

What should I do about weakness and swelling in knee 24 hours after a car accident?

See orthopedist: Possible internal derangement of knee. Need eval and probable MRI / plain x-rays ...Read more

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I started to feel ten hours after a car crash. Could it be whiplash?

I started to feel ten hours after a car crash. Could it be whiplash?

Yes.: Apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg every 4-6 hours and take it easy for a few days.X-rays are unneeded and you will most likely recover very well. ...Read more

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Can whiplash affect you several hours after an accident?

Yes: Oftentimes people will wake up the next day after an accident with a stiff neck. Talk to your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I'm 26, and don't have any pain in knee. However after driving a car for 15 -20 minutes my knees hurt. After a while the pain goes away. I'm worried.

I'm 26, and don't have any pain in knee. However after driving a car for 15 -20 minutes my knees hurt. After a while the pain goes away. I'm worried.

Common: Your history suggests you are experiencing kneecap pain( patellofemoral pain). When you drive your knees are bent which can increase pressure on your kneecap cartilage. This is extremely common. If it worsens see your physician. No worries! ...Read more

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I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

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

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Can you get a diffuse disc bulge at moment of accident or months years after?

Can you get a  diffuse disc bulge at moment of accident or months years after?

Not the same as herniated: The disk is made of two types of cartilage: a softer inner nucleus pulposis and a fibrous stiffer annulus fibrosis. As we age, the connective tissue of the body dries out and becomes stiffer, producing wrinkles and bulges in our skin and other parts of our body sag and bulge as we age, including disks. Diffuse bulges are part of the normal aging process past adolescence, NOT caused by trauma. ...Read more

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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more

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Will I be in a deep s#@t if arrive back from work from md appt after 4 hours?

Will I be in a deep s#@t if arrive back from work from md appt after 4 hours?

Depends: If you have a doctor's note (work excuse signed by the doctor), you should be ok provided it's a reasonable amount of time. The rest is between you and your boss. ...Read more

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I'm still getting neck pain 24 hours later after a car accident. Should i be worried?

I'm still getting neck pain 24 hours later after a car accident. Should i be worried?

Wait another week: Many injuries like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and anti-inflammatories are not helping or if you notice numbness/weakness presenting itself then seek medical care to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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The probability of brain damage or loss, if unconscious for a few minutes after a car accident?

The probability of brain damage or loss, if unconscious for a few minutes after a car accident?

Concussion: There was an injury to the brain considering the mechanism of the injury and the symptom of unconciousness. But the chances of significant brain damage are small. Normally a head CT is done for someone after a car accident to be sure there is no bleeding. If there is none, then a concussion is normally diagnosed. ...Read more

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How soon after arthroscopic surgery to clean up femoroacetabular impingement will I be able to fly non stop for 9-10 hours on a plane as a passenger?

How soon after arthroscopic surgery to clean up femoroacetabular impingement will I be able to fly non stop for 9-10 hours on a plane as a passenger?

Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon's office for details concerning your specific case. In general, we prefer our post surgical patients to avoid air travel of greater than 1.5 hours for at least 10-14 days. No sound evidence one way or another on this issue. Goal is to avoid placing the postop patient in an environment where limited motion could lead to a DVT (leg clot). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe an injury to the neck, often associated with a motor-vehicle accident that snaps the ...Read more