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Car Accident Scolis Of Spine
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
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
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?
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
Sever spinal pain if laying down and raise my legs can't breath, sever pain shoots up my spine; feeling like a thick needle between my disks, it feels as if I turn or move I will brake my back. Was in a car accident in june of 2009 had two kids both epidu
I was in a car accident and the doctors said my xray came back with mild anterior osteophytosis to the c5 and C6 of the spine. What does this mean?
It means that U-: -have some degenerative disk disease @ that level of Ur cervical spine, which is interpreted as mild. ...Read more
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
I had xrays done of my spine after my car accident and told be that it was pulling on my uterus that it would cause me not to have kids is it possible?
That's rubbish: If a health care provided told you this, you should report him/her to the appropriate licensing agency. ...Read more
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?
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
I had an MRI done lastnight due to a car accident that has damaged my spine. However, in the MRI findings, they found an enlarged vein in my left ovary. I'm waiting for the findings to be sent to my obgyn. Also, I am on birth control, and I am 4 months po
Nothing: Likely it is nothing. First of all if you feel fine then nothing to worry about. There are some rare situations where it can be an explanation of chronic pelvic pain but otherwise an incidental finding ...Read more
Please explain straightening of the lumbar spine after car accident that causes muscle spasms in lower back, radiculopathy, and numbness in leg.
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
35 year-old woman did ok for 3 months after lumbosacral fusion for degenerative joint and osteoarthritic disease, but ended up in chronic pain.....?
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
I was recently in a car accident, and my back has been hurting me. Is it better to ice it or apply heat?
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
I was in a really bad car accident, and I now I have severe pain on the right side of my back... what should I take to help the pain?
Infarct-ed kidney: See md for CT abdomine. Suggest go to Trauma Center and get referral to Trauma Surgeon on Staff ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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