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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 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

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What to do if I have internal injuries from a car accident?

What to do if I have internal injuries from a car accident?

Go to ER NOW: If you think you have internal injuries go to er now as internal injuries could be life threatening, . ...Read more

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What injuries can be received aa result of a car accident?

What injuries can be received aa result of a car accident?

Depends: That depends on the severity of the car accident. Things like speed, type of vehicle, use of seatbelts, airbag, location of impact all affect the injuries. Any part of the body can be injuried in car accidents, depending on circumstances. The injuries range from none, to minor, to major to life-treatening or fatal. ...Read more

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What amount should my medical settlement be from a car accident?

Not a medical?: You can obtain free input from a lawyer in your state via AVVO. Com. ...Read more

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How long could it take for injuries from a car accident to show up?

Depends on the injur: .Some injuries may show up immidiately like cuts, fractures, bruices, injuries related to seat belts, concussions, intraabdominal injuries, crush injuries whiplash injuries and sprains may show a day or two after the accident if you did not have seat belts on or in the back seat the impact of the accident may cause severe internal injuries and need to be checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the most common injuries a young baby gets from a bad car accident?

What are the most common injuries a young baby gets from a bad car accident?

Depends on age: Injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident are dependent on many factors: type of collision, speed, car make, car seat? High speed impact can result in severe, life threatening injuries. The very young are much more flexible and can suffer head, spine trauma quite easily besides fractures. Lacerations and abrasions. Any change in behavior after an accident requires immediate attention. ...Read more

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Can people that lose their memory of the past after a car accident recover their memory?

Varies: The medical term amnesia refers to the loss of memory, and it certainly can follow a traumatic injury. You would certainly want a detailed neurologic evaluation and appropriate studies to give you more specific idea about your prognosis. Thank you for your question. ...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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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more