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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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Feeling sick after mcdonalds sat in car for an hour?

Feeling sick after mcdonalds sat in car for an hour?

Food-borne illness: It is hard to know why you are feeling sick. You don't mention your specific symptoms. Do you feel tired, nauseous? Are you having vomiting, diarrhea or fevers?
It could be related to food that sat out for too long or was handled improperly but it is difficult to know without more details. ...Read more

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Two days ago I got a headache. I pressed on my temple by accident and the headache got worse. I've been feeling sick and dizzy. Pain in one temple?

Two days ago I got a headache. I pressed on my temple by accident and the headache got worse. I've been feeling sick and dizzy. Pain in one temple?

Possible migraine: I advise use of Excedrin migraine tablets (if not allergic to aspirin or Aleve, (naproxen) if not allergic to NSAIDS. You should be examined and evaluated at the ER or local UC clinic. ...Read more

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Haven't been feeling well, since a car accident, should I see a doctor?

Depends: How long ago you were in the accident if it is a day or so, it is normal to feel like you have been beat up and pounded, but this should improve. If it is more than a week or so I would see a doc just to be sure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash the day after a car accident?

Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash the day after a car accident?

Yes: I have seen patients with pain immediately, day after, even several days after a car accident. People with previous pain in the neck or back or chronic pain in these areas seem to be more vulnarable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash 24 hours after a car accident?

Yes: But if you apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg even 4 hours and take it easy you should expect full recovery in a few weeks. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident two days ago, the air bags deployed. I'm feeling extreme pain in my lower neck and back should I go into the ER to be seen?

IMHO, Yes: Actually, I wish you'd have asked two days ago. Yes, be seen and keep a record of the findings. Injuries from such events can take some time to express themself and you should be examined and treated ASAP. I hope you feel relief soon! ...Read more

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5 surgery on shattered foot. Can't pull it up. Car accident 10 months ago. Could be permanent? Did I damage from walking. Tingle no feeling at all

5 surgery on shattered foot. Can't pull it up. Car accident 10 months ago. Could be permanent? Did I damage from walking. Tingle no feeling at all

Footdrop: Because you have weakness and numbness/tingling it sounds like you have an injury directly to the nerve that innervations the muscles that lift you foot up. Or it may be due injury to nerves higher up like a herniated disc.

Another cause could be a rupture of the tendon that pulls you foot up.

See a neurologist and/or an orthopedic surgeon get examined ...Read more

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Feeling pulsating sensations in head, zoning out 1 month after car accident...didn't hit head or get knocked out what could this be?

Feeling pulsating sensations in head, zoning out 1 month after car accident...didn't hit head or get knocked out what could this be?

Head injury: Do not need to knocked unconscious to have significant head injury. You need to see your healthcare provider. Several diagnosis come to mind but better to see provider than discuss here. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was in a car accident 2 months ago about a month after I developed a feeling of somethin n my throat const what could it be that wouldn't show on xray?

Was in a car accident 2 months ago about a month after I developed a feeling of somethin n my throat const what could it be that wouldn't show on xray?

Throat muscle?: Sometimes after a car accident there is pain and an increased use of antiinflammatory medications. If you are taking antiinflammatories they can cause stomach issues and reflux leading to a muscle in your throat tightening giving you the feeling of something in your throat. Stay away from coffee, tea, and other acids and try taking antacids. ...Read more

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I have a painful heavy leg feeling in right side. Had car accident 10/2015 L5-S1 herniation left side worse is it related? What can it be? 216lbs F 20

See comments: I suspect that the motor vehicle accident is responsible for an injury to your back, and you may likely have a lumbar radiculopathy at L-5, S-1 afflicting one or both legs. If herniation points to wrong side, could still wonder about small disc fragment. An EMG test may be of value. ...Read more

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I'm feeling sad about my appearance since I got in a car accident and messed up my nose.?

I'm feeling sad about my appearance since I got in a car accident and messed up my nose.?

Do not worry: With advance in technology, with plastic surgery, I believe that your nose can be repair, do not worry so much-be patience, and think positive ...Read more

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I Was in a car accident two days ago and I hit my head and was knocked out for a couple of minutes now I stilhave a bad headache and nauseous feeling?

I Was in a car accident two days ago and I hit my head and was knocked out for a couple of minutes now I stilhave a bad headache and nauseous feeling?

Go to ER: I'm not sure if you went to the ER the day of the accident, but even if you did, you should return. Your symptoms are very suggestive of a concussion, or even worse a subdural hematoma or blood clot putting pressure on the brain and causing headache and nausea. Please go for evaluation NOW! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was in a car accident. The seat belt made an indention in my chest, leaving the left side numb with no nipple sensation. Will I get feeling again?

I was in a car accident. The seat belt made an indention in my chest, leaving the left side numb with no nipple sensation. Will I get feeling again?

Most likely: You will get the feeling back. Your nerves got compressed by the seat belt, which is not uncommon. Without the seat belt, you could have suffered worse injuries. Heat and cold applications to the affected area may help, but time will heal it and you should not worry. ...Read more