Top
10
Doctor insights on: Car Accident Neck Pain

Share
1

1
What to do if I got into a car accident approx7hrs ago & the neck pain I walked away w/ is gettin a little worse. dr?

What to do if I got into a car accident approx7hrs ago & the neck pain I walked away w/ is gettin a little worse. dr?

Normal: After a minor car accident it is normal to start feeling worse on days 2 and 3 afterwards. Things to do at home include ice, ibuprofen and massage. Call your chiropractor for an appointment as well. If the pain becomes severe then see a doctor for stronger medications. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
549 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
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

4

4
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Chronic neck pain after car accident- I'm only in my 20's. Should I go ahead and the radio frequency ablation? Concerned bc of my age. Thanks!

Chronic neck pain after car accident- I'm only in my 20's. Should I go ahead and the radio frequency ablation? Concerned bc of my age. Thanks!

More information: in order to provide an answer for you, more information is needed. Best to discuss these factors with your primary care Dr., neurologist or pain management specialist. ...Read more

6

6
How can I relieve shoulder and neck pain after a car accident? The doctor said nothing was damaged, but I still hurt.

2nd opinion: If you have a good amount of pain, it is not normal and I would encourage a second opinion. There are many options for treatment including medications, physical therapy, chiropractic; if you had not had an MRI, it can be very helpful to evaluate the more specific cause. ...Read more

7

7
I was sent by Physical Therapist to have Cervical MRI for neck pain from car accident. The report included I have Mucosal Disease. What is this?

I was sent by Physical Therapist to have  Cervical MRI for neck pain  from car accident. The  report included I have Mucosal Disease. What is this?

Sinus: MRI of your neck will show a portion the your sinuses. There is, according to what your report says , sinus disease. However, seems to be very nonspecific . ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What is possible pars defect in your back?And my c1 is unfused, the ER doctor said i may have been born like that.... Since i went for neck pain due to a car accident, I have since retrieved my medical records from an accident i was in, in 1998, and i fou

What is possible pars defect in your back?And my c1 is unfused, the ER doctor said i may have been born like that.... Since i went for neck pain due to a car accident, I have since retrieved my medical records from an accident i was in, in 1998, and i fou

Spondylolysis: There is a bony structure in the back called the pars interarticularis. It is a bridge of bone between the articular processes that make up the facet joints. The bridges of bone are put under a lot of stress with rotation or extension activities of the back. When the stress becomes too great, a fracture can occur. This is called a pars defect and is also known as a spondylolysis. Thank you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Qamar Khan
1,512 doctors shared insights

Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more