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Doctor insights on: Escalator Accidents

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How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen driver: In 2009 3000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed in us and 350000 were taken to er for emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Bit of a distractable driver, so keep thinking im causing traffic accidents.?

Bit of a distractable driver, so keep thinking im causing traffic accidents.?

That's scary!: Why do you think you are causing accidents!please address right away if you think you have. It is good to know you are distractable, so you have to be sure not to text while driving, or maybe even talk on the phone.Be careful with music, too. Don't try to eat/drink, apply make-up, read, or other "tempting activities".You must focus on driving at all times if you are worried.Consider driving course. ...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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3 hours babysitting autistic kid. So i'm left wonderingcan headbanging lead to whiplash?

3 hours babysitting autistic kid. So i'm left wonderingcan headbanging lead to whiplash?

No: You are clearly a very concerned wonderful babysitter and i respect your question. ...Read more

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Do violent video games cause violence?

Do violent video games cause violence?

Controversial: That's a tough question to answer. Certainly playing violent games seems to be associated with violence, though that doesn't mean the games actually caused the violence in the real world. I would say that in my judgement, children who are already vulnerable may be more easily influenced, and that kids who play these kids of games constantly are more likely to be affected. ...Read more

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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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Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Association: The anger, poor impulse control & avoidance of dealing with trauma that is inherent with ptsd increases risk for suicide. Domestic violence risk is also increased with ptsd. ...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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Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Further exam: Falling and running into doors can cause further damage. Why? Is it your vision? Other symptoms. Your doctor needs to see you as a stroke can cause these too. Being clumsy is a waste basket diagnosis, that is, only after all proper diagnostic procedures are done. You are also on meds needing monitoring and can affect your nervous functions so have a good exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should you extricate victims from crash?

Should you extricate victims from crash?

If possible: The risks to the victim include bleeding from injury, crushing impairing breathing and the risk of the vehicles catching fire. If possible and relatively safe, get them out of these. Another issue is that the cause of some crashes follow an event like a heart attack which may also need to been addressed. ...Read more

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Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This takes time, support and often professional help. ...Read more

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Is it safe for passerby to extricate victims in traffic accidents?

SAFE?TO EXTRICATE: I can not recommend that due to the lability issues.If you want to be good samaritan you have to sure mind that if you do extricate will it make the injuries worse, and you are liable for that in this litigenous envoirenment.Some states have good samaritan laws for traffic accident rescuers.But in 2008 a woman was sued for rescue effort in car crash, she pulled a waman out of the car. ...Read more

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Does playing violent videogames as a young child cause problems down the road?

Does playing violent videogames as a young child cause problems down the road?

Depends: In a normally oriented child, video violence is just a game. Very young children will mimic the action. If an older child is mimicking, you need to pay attention to the bechavioral signs. Always be fully aware of your children's actions; even in your home. ...Read more

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3 year old, cannot wind down, screams often, major tantrums, hits, bites, can't be still or stay on one task. Terrible twos or something more?

3 year old, cannot wind down, screams often, major tantrums, hits, bites, can't be still or stay on one task. Terrible twos or something more?

In my experience....: ...."terrible twos" last from about age one and a half to about age three and a half. It could be that you have a very active, somewhat difficult 3 year old, or there could be something more. To find out for sure, the best thing would be to bring your concerns to a pediatrician. S/he can do an evaluation and then give you appropriate advice. ...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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