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

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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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 i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Pain control: Are you certain the cause of pain is nerve damage? Pain and thumping suggest an injury to muscle, joint or bone. Sometimes when nerves are injured they cause a feeling of burning, shocking or tingling. The pain of these two conditions is treated differently. Many pain medicines help with orthopedic injuries, gabapentin and amitriptyline sometimes help nerve pain. ...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 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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Can brusing cause blood clots? Severe brusing on both breasts from the airbag in a car accident.

Can brusing cause blood clots? Severe brusing on both breasts from the airbag in a car accident.

Not likely: it would be highly unlikely your bruising from airbag trauma would lead to a blood clot that would be dangerous to your health. bruising after trauma is normal and common..it should gradually go away in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Yes: Depending on the angle of seat and also the amount of vibration, motorcycles could certainly aggravate a back injury by both of these mechanisms. ...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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How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more

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Car accident mom burst fracture @t12 and other fractures, had surgery with metal, anterior cord syndrome, but her ankle since in rehab feels backwards?

Car accident mom burst fracture @t12 and other fractures, had surgery with metal, anterior cord syndrome, but her ankle since in rehab feels backwards?

Abnormal sensation: This type,of,problem after incomplete spinal,cord injury is not uncommon, PMR docs specialize in this area and will,provide an assessment of power in the ankle and sensation testing, or nerve testing with EMG. Once diagnosis is determined, treatment can start ...Read more

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Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER(and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal ?

Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER(and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal ?

Serious trauma: serious blunt force trauma can take a long time to heal completely. Assuming that she has no complications during her recovery, it may still take her months to recover, perhaps even longer if she has a brain injury, which you did not comment on. I'd ask her trauma surgeon for more details. A positive? She is only 16, and youth certainly makes healing go faster. Stay the course. She's alive! ...Read more

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Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more

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Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Should see a foot : Doc to make sure it's out and to assess function of foot. ...Read more

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Can I be injured by a car's airbag in an accident?

Can I be injured by a car's airbag in an accident?

Possibly: It has a higher chance of saving your life than hurting it. Death rates from motor vehicle crashes have dropped significantly because of airbags and other safety improvements in cars. The risk of minor injuries from airbags (abrasions) are worth the benefit of less head injuries and death from mvcs. ...Read more

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Should I turn off the airbag in the passenger seat to avoid being injured by it?

Should I turn off the airbag in the passenger seat to avoid being injured by it?

No, always lean back: You may increase your risk of air bag injury by chronicly leaning forward while seated.The best outcome comes when a rider travels leaning back into the seat, with the head no more than a few inches in front of the head rest. The driver's chest should remain at least 12in back from the wheel & its bag system. Proper riding habits give you protection from both belt & bag systems. ...Read more

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I was recently in an accident where i wasn't injured but am now having small amounts of brown vaginal spotting on and off. Should i be worried?

Vaginal Discharge: The discharge you are experiencing is most probably not related to your accident. Whether you should be concerned is something of a separate question. Since you provide few details, i can only advise you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm extremely stressed all the time while driving since after an accident last year in November. Another incident happened today. No one is injured but my stress levels just won't decline.

This may be a: post -traumatic response. I would recommend seeing a therapist to work through the anxiety that you are now feeling with driving. Consider cognitive processing therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy Take care. ...Read more

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I had an accident 8 years ago and was not injured but now I have a headache very painful at night . The pain is severe and happens like nerve attack?

I had an accident 8 years ago and was not injured but now I have a headache very painful at night . The pain is severe and happens like nerve attack?

Neurological: Chronic pain of headache years after an accident tends to rule out a cerebral process. Speculation arises for a chronic cervical soft tissue (ligament, tendon, muscle) injury. Increased pain when lying down supports this hypothesis; as certain muscles bear increased portion of head weight in this position. Neurologist or osteopath best specialists to consult. ...Read more

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I got into a 3 weeler accident and injured my ribs. Can i be fixed?

EVAL: Sorry. Don't know the extent of injury. Also don't know your symptoms. Many conditions can result from thoracic injury (i.e., pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax etc). It is best to see a physician for evaluation if you have significant symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a accident in 2014 June and my kidney and spline injured . My biggest probleam now is my eating habits after the accident have gotten worse ?

Change habits: Since you have come to realize that your eating habits are not good, it is time to change those habits.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent organ injured in a motor vehicle accident?

REQUENT ORGAN INJURY: It is spleen which may rupture or get lacerated and may need emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

First see your : Physician for evaluation and treatment . Next, notify your employer to file a claim under worker comprnsation as per the laws if your state. ...Read more

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Airbag hit my sisters chest (breasts) in a car accident a few days ago. She didn't tell the drs because it wasnt bad but theyre covered in red bruises?

Take her back to : urgent care to get looked at for burns and possible MRi/cat scan to asses for internal injuries. Find out what is going on to stop it and treat it, its easier that way. Delaying help makes things worse. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident couple months ago and injured my elbow. Now every time I put any pressure on it there is a lot of pain. What's wrong?

Elbow pain : It depends on the mechanism of injury, what side you were on, where you had trauma on your elbow. You should go to an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam. Be able to point to your pain with one finger, know the exact day it happened. You may or may not need x-rays but you should get an exam. How's your neck? Good luck. ...Read more

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