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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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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

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How can I tell if my whiplash after a car accident will get better?

Evaluate first: Surgery complication rate anything from40-7o % cervical lysis procedure facet diagnostic blocks if indicated. Followed by radiofrequency ablation. In combination with neural flossing exercises. Best long term results. ...Read more

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After a car accident, my doctor diagnosed whiplash and gave me stretches for rehab. My question is why i hear a sound like a bent hose when I do them.?

Good question: If anything hurts, you should stop doing it. That is the general rule of thumb when it comes to auto accidents. You should also realize that things are going to go back to normal and that you will not have the pain forever. It just takes some time. Stretching, heating, icing, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers all help! ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 24 hours ago. Neck wasn't hurting at that moment but now it's having pain. Could this be a form of whip lash ?

Most likely: Often muscles don't hurt post accident til first day or so. Do follow up,with this by seeing your family doc, not a minute clinic, because you need to be examined, perhaps x rays,,and start physical,therapy to break,spasm. Anti inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers work best ...Read more

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Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

Tinnitus=concussion: Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'. The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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How many times a week chiropractor adjustments after middle whiplash in car accident?

How many times a week chiropractor adjustments after middle whiplash in car accident?

"Whiplash": It sounds like you have a cervical strain, if you continue to have symptoms please see your doctor. You may need further diagnostic imaging as well to rule out any severe injury. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

Whiplash is a term for injuries to the neck due to sudden neck movements common in motor vehicle accidents. These injuries can cause pain or, if the spinal cord is damaged, weakness ...Read more