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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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My daughters, ages 2&4 were in a serious car accident 10 months ago and don't seem to have any physical injury. Any symptoms we should be looking for?

Car Accident: I'm so sorry about the accident. I'm sure that was a very scary time for all of you. However, as long as everyone was checked out and given a clean bill of health, there is no reason to be concerned about any long term physical/medical issues. You should still be alert to any potential lingering psychological or behavioral problems and address them if they are a concern. ...Read more

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How to cope with a car accident?

How to cope with a car accident?

Psychological Effect: I am assuming you are feeling the psychological effects of having had a car accident. These might include worried, being jumpy or easily startled, not sleeping well, etc. You can start with self help books on relaxation techniques, eat well, talk to someone about your feelings, exercise. If that does not work, see your physician to be referred to psychologist. ...Read more

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Cant i eat after a car accident?

Cant i eat after a car accident?

Jaw injury says no: Can easily injure TMJ and should be vcery careful about eating which makes pain worse. ...Read more

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What actually kills you in a car accident?

Multiple Mechanisms: Blunt trauma to head,neck,chest or abdomen causing internal bleeding or disruption of internal organs. Think of it as squashing a bug ...Read more

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What can be done for car accident injuries?

What can be done for car accident injuries?

Depends: Your question is very general and thus i can't give you specifics, but everything in the care would depend on the type of injury(s) and the severity. ...Read more

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Can people lose memory from a car accident?

Yes: Depending on the injury to the brain during the accident the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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Can car accident injuries have lasting effects?

Can injure TMJ: Can create injury to TMJ which can result inchronic headaches/neck pain. ...Read more

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How can you safely exercise after a car accident?

Usually: It depends on how severe the accident. If you have been checked by the er or your primary or if you have no symptoms (or minor symptoms), then getting back to normal activities, including exercising, it a great way to recover. See your primary provider if you develop new symptoms. ...Read more

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Why am i hurting more two weeks after car accident?

Why am i hurting more two weeks after car accident?

Depends: It depends in part on the cause. It is not unusual for a person who has a soft tissue injury to develop more severe symptoms days after the injury, as the swelling and inflammation increase. A sprained ankle is an example of that. When a person initially sprain an ankle, it does not look too bad, but days later it can become quite swollen. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more