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Can carpal tunnel from car accident?

Can carpal tunnel from car accident?

Yes: In the acute setting the swelling that can be induced from the trauma in your wrist may cause enough compression on the median nerve resulting in cts symptoms. Commonly, people develop cervical injuries from a car accident that can result in cervical compression of the nerve roots (cervical radiculopathy) that can mimic cts. A through exam is important. ...Read more

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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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Transverse myelitis diagnosis after rear end car accident?

Transverse myelitis diagnosis after rear end car accident?

Trauma can cause TM: Tm can be seen after a traumatic event such as from a rear end car accident. Depends on symptoms, may require medical treatment and sub-specialty referral. Traumatic tm has a better prognosis than non-traumatic types. ...Read more

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Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?

Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?

No: If one car is at 5 mph and the other car is at 0 mph, nobody inside the cars should be worried about a concussion. Otherwise, we humans would be getting concussions all over the place, during our everyday chores, and during all sports activities. Fortunately, we're tougher than that. ...Read more

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Numb toe after car accident, why?

Numb toe after car accident, why?

Please specify: Which toe. It is possible a nerve is compressed. Could be locally in he foot or as high as the back from a whiplash type of injury. ...Read more

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What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

Face and hands: Face and hand injuries are common after airbag deployment. Abrasions and bruises around the face are common, and occasionally the nose may be broken. Occasionally, the hot gases escaping from the airbag may produce first degree burns. If you are wearing glasses or sunglasses, you may also get a few lacerations. Hand injuries are also common, especially if your hands are high on the steering wheel. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

SHOULDER PAIN: Could be a sprain, but needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can people lose memory from a car accident?

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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Had car accident 3/29/13. Fender bender. Not hurt but very startled. Had miscarriage 4/2/13 at 6w3d. Could car accident have caused miscarriage?

Had car accident 3/29/13. Fender bender. Not hurt but very startled. Had miscarriage 4/2/13 at 6w3d. Could car accident have caused miscarriage?

....: Scientific research evaluating the association between miscarriage & trauma has predominantly been conducted in trauma centers, meaning the accidents are more than a "fender bender". There other more common & certain causes for 1st trimester spontaneous abortion. Without more info, its in the realm of possibility. If all else ruled out may be in the realm of probability, but never certainty. ...Read more

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Can a car accident lead to migraines?

Can a car accident lead to migraines?

Yes: Post traumatic headaches occur within one week of a car accident and these headaches may manifest symptoms similar to migraine headaches. They occur proportionally to the degree of head and neck trauma. The good news is that these head aches typically resolve over time. ...Read more

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Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or Medrol (methylprednisolone) will best treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you be badly injured in a car crash at 15 mph?

Yes.: Certainly, the faster the speed, the higher the risk. However, critical factors include whether one was wearing a seat belt, the size of the car, the speed of the car that may have been involved in the crash, the size of the person, what part of the car was hit, etc. ...Read more

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Lasting sickness after minor car crash, what could be wrong?

What type of sx's: Please provide us with more information regarding your symptoms so that we can provide you with a helpful answer. ...Read more

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Can a person survive after going into a coma from being in car wreck?

Can a person survive after going into a coma from being in car wreck?

Yes: A coma is a very serious condition associated with head injury and a certain percentage of people do not survive, however many people do survive and even recover to a great degree. The longer the coma the less complete the recovery. Even short comas of a few days can cause long term thinking problems but with rehabilitation there is potential for improvement. ...Read more

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Side injury after motorcycle accident. What do broken ribs feel like?

Very painful: Displaced rib fractures are usually agonizingly painful for the first week or two. Sometimes you feel clicking when you breathe. Seek attention. ...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