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I have bruising on spine from car accident, should I be concerned?

I have bruising on spine from car accident, should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Unless you have severe persistent pain in the region, it most likely represents only soft tissue trauma. ...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


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Besides a nerve test, how can find out if mild incontinence is from cerv. Spine issue or age, related? Noticed symptoms same yr after car accident.

Urologist: The recommended testing for evaluation of neurologic problems affecting the bladder is urodynamics. This basically is a series of office-based tests done with catheters and a computerized monitor. ...Read more

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In a car accident when I was about 18 I am now 26 and have been prescribed pain killers for the 8 years is this malpractice? I got mris and xrays taken when I was 18 and yes there was some damage spurring in the spine and... Honestly I don't remember what

In a car accident when I was about 18 I am now 26 and have been prescribed pain killers for the 8 years is this malpractice? I got mris and xrays taken when I was 18 and yes there was some damage spurring in the spine and... Honestly I don't remember what

Pain killers: Unfortunately the use of opioids for chronic pain is still part of the standard of care. Your concern leads me to believe you do not feel you should continue with the present plan. Seek out a pain managment physician to evaluate you managment needs and see if you can move away from the opioid use. We now have a number of better options available. ...Read more

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I hav lost my arm in car accident. And hav an infusion pump in abdomen that pumps drugs in the spine. It doesn't help. I want to try drezlesion. Anygood?

I hav lost my arm in car accident. And hav an infusion pump in abdomen that pumps drugs in the spine. It doesn't help. I want to try drezlesion. Anygood?

Fifty-six patients: With intractable pain following a spinal cord injury treated with (drez) lesions
after a follow-up period ranging from 6 months to 6 years 50% of patients had good pain relief certain pain syndromes tended to respond better to drez lesions than did others patients with pain extending caudally from the level of the injury and patients with unilateral pain were most likely to to obtain relief ...Read more

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Can car accident straighten your cervical spine?

Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident & my MRI results was a herniated dish in my up neck & a swollen in my lower neck rubbing against my spine any self care tips?

There R no self care: Tips on disk disease of the spine @ any level after trauma. B eval by a spine surgeon & follow the advice U R given. If U mean just things 2 avoid, auto accidents, contact sports, snowmobile, 4 wheelers, toboggans & the list is long. Ur spine surgeon will know how damaged the disks R, & will advise U. @ Ur age U have a long life ahead of U, so B careful. ...Read more

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Lost my left arm in a car accident. I suffer with chronic pain through nerv damage to the spine. What's best painkillers for this?

Lost my left arm in a car accident. I suffer with chronic pain through nerv damage to the spine. What's best painkillers for this?

Nerve pain meds: Medications for treating nerve pain would be the best. These include some anticonvulsants such as Gabapentin or Pregabalin and trycyclic antidepressants. Some newer antidepressants might also be considered if the medications mentioned before are not helpful. ...Read more

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I have several spine chips from a car accident. I am in a lot of pain. Will this last for ever. Should I be worried had a car accident. Broke 3 ribs, my speen, my sternum, and several bone chips on my spine.....Is this serious

I have several spine chips from a car accident. I am in a lot of pain. Will this last for ever. Should I be worried had a car accident. Broke 3 ribs, my speen, my sternum, and several bone chips on my spine.....Is this serious

Sounds Serious: You really need to get expert medical attention. How long pain lasts depends upon how serious the injury is and how long it will take to heal. You really need to get this checked out thoroughly. If for no other reason than to manage your pain effectively. ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause scoliosis?

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 more

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Back hurting I had car accident four days ago on tuesday. I was on the driver side and they hit my car on the passenger side by the headlights. I felt alright. My head wasn't hurting or nothing. On saturday, I went to workout at zumba for an hour. After

Back hurting I had car accident four days ago on tuesday. I was on the driver side and they hit my car on the passenger side by the headlights. I felt alright. My head wasn't hurting or nothing. On saturday, I went to workout at zumba for an hour. After

PAIN: This is 'normal' after a car accident. It takes time for the swelling to occur that causes the pain. Please see your md, it may pass with time and some otc meds or it may always be a weak spot so see your md for a diagnosis preferably as you are young a specialist. ...Read more

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I was recently in a car accident, and my back has been hurting me. Is it better to ice it or apply heat?

Both: Initially first 24-48 hours they recommend ice. To minimize any damages and to slow any bleeding, ice will constrict the blood vessels, and minimize damages
after they recommend heat, by now the muscle hurt, and spastic, heat will help the muscle relax, and minimize the spasm.
the important thing is, if you have not been evaluated by a physician since the accident, go and do so, you might have a bad injury ...Read more

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After a car accident one and a half months ago I have a feeling of something stuck in my throatit goes away sometimes when I eat and comes back?

After a car accident one and a half months ago I have a feeling of something stuck in my throatit goes away sometimes when I eat and comes back?

See you doctor: See your doctor for evaluation and work-up, following this your doctor may then reach the correct diagnosis. It could range from something physically occupying space there to panic attacks, to few other things. ...Read more

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Having a car accident last june. And have had back pains sense then. I hit a truck with a dirt bike. And now getting serverenback pain in llq of mybac?

Having a car accident last june. And have had back pains sense then. I hit a truck with a dirt bike. And now getting serverenback pain in llq of mybac?

Lumbar Sprain/Strain: Back pain from an injury like this is not uncommon. Often it is treated by a variety of medications including anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants. This is in addition to therapy provided by a chiropractor, physical therapist, sometimes occupational therapist, and possibly even an orthopedic surgeon. At this point, a x-ray of your back and/or an MRI may be appropriate. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident thursday ans I went to the hospital and they couldn't find anything wrong but I am having pain in my lower back and front?

MVA: Its not that unusual to be quite sore after a car accident. Lots of muscle and ligament strain (s) which could take weeks to heal. Follow up this week with your family doctor. If the pain gets MUCH worse go to the ER. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident almost 3 years ago, and since then my back has been in so much pain. I don't know what to do now. I tried the chiropractor.

Back pain: Have you had a complete workup including MRI? You need some idea of WHAT is causing the pain in order to address it. Gentle range of motion exercises in a pool is often the best initial therapy. Muscles and ligaments shorten/contract if not used and that can make the pain worse. ...Read more

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I.Was in a car accident june 2011 sprung my back and im still having problems. What to do?

I.Was in a car accident june 2011 sprung my back and im still having problems. What to do?

Further work up: Unfortunately car accident injuries can take a long time to heal. When you have a whiplash type injury of the neck or injury to the back it can affect the joints, nerves, muscles, discs. If you are not better I would suggest seeing your doctor for appropriate testing/exam and treatment which may include pt, medication, injections or other types of treatmnet depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident a few years back and I was never checked out. I now have terrible memory and have difficulty recalling things.

I was in a car accident a few years back and I was never checked out. I now have terrible memory and have difficulty recalling things.

Memory Loss: You should followup with your primary doctor or neurologist for a full neurologic assessment. Memory loss and difficulty recall may be due to the trauma or may be due to other neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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He is experiencing sharp shooting pains al throughout his back. He was recently been in a car accident. What could it be. And what should he do?

He is experiencing sharp shooting pains al throughout his back. He was recently been in a car accident. What could it be. And what should he do?

Car accident: May have caused damage to your son's back. Please go to the doctor or to the emergency room so that he can be properly diagnosed and treated. Don't wait for it to go away by itself. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Back pain after car accident? What should I do?

Back pain after car accident? What should I do?

Have you been: Medically evaluated? Acute injury with MVA warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do for back pain after a car accident?

What should I do for back pain after a car accident?

Depends: If it is 1-5 days after, and is a stiff/sore/ache pain, then tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and cold compresses to sore areas will help reduce pain. If sharp/severe or new, then should see a dr and get rechecked +/- muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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A year after car accident & I'm still in pain in my neck and back. What should I do?

A year after car accident & I'm still in pain in my neck and back. What should I do?

Evaluation: As a spinal evaluator I would do a careful physical exam and then would do xrays with flexion-extension views and MRI imaging to evaluate the discs and the facet joints of the affected levels. Sometimes additional testing is required but almost always the cause of the pain will be identified. ...Read more

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I have had back pain for 10 years since a bad car accident. Any chance it wil ever be better?

I have had back pain for 10 years since a bad car accident. Any chance it wil ever be better?

Not likely: The data is fairly consistent on back and neck pain after car accidents. If pain is chronic greater than 1 year it tends to remain problematic. Treatments can be useful if you get connected with a good spine specialist and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more