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Doctor insights on: Jumping A Car

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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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Could a chiropractor make your injury worse after a car accident?

Could a chiropractor make your injury worse after a car accident?

Possible: Chiropractors perform a deep, thrusting massage with the goal of producing audible clicks (like when you crack your fingers). The Thoracic and Lumbar spines can withstand this, but there is signficant risk if this is done on the neck (C-spine). Always get a first diagnosis for a back problem from an orthopedic specialist and ask if chiro then could be of help. ...Read more

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What are possible injuries when in a car accident and not wearing a seat belt?

What are possible injuries when in a car accident and not wearing a seat belt?

Main ones would be: Those involving the head, chest, abdomen/pelvis or the spine, along with extremities injuries. All sorts of combinations occur. Bleeding excessively, from any one or multiple injuries can, by itself, be critical. The treatment in the first 24-48 hrs is vital for a good outcome, specifically the golden hour, ie, the 1st hour. ...Read more

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Chest pain when jumping on a trampoline?

Chest pain when jumping on a trampoline?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a motorcyclist get a whiplash injury or would he just fall of the bike?

Could a motorcyclist get a whiplash injury or would he just fall of the bike?

Maybe: The injury usually occurs in a car when someone is hit from behind and is restrainted by the seatbelt. That type of neck movement would be less likely on a motorcycle, but it might be possible. Neck injuries can occur in motor cycle accidents. ...Read more

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Can i sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Can i sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Yes: The bigger question is did you fall down the stairs or ar you asking to find out if you can? You can sprain or break the ankle or do much worse. If you did fall, then get treatment by seeing an orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is bike riding a good exercise?

Is bike riding a good exercise?

Yes: It is a good aerobic exercise and helps strengthen your heart and increases endurance esp if you ride more than 10 mph. If you ride at lower speeds, try to work up to 150 minutes per week. If you do vigorous rides, 75 minutes per week is recommended. Since cycling is not a weight bearing exercise it won't strengthen bones, so it's good to do other types of exercise too like strength training. ...Read more

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Can sudden movements, climbing a ladder, a brisk energetic walk, stretching to reach something, opening a tight jar, etc cause a miscarriage?

Can sudden movements, climbing a ladder, a brisk energetic walk, stretching to reach something, opening a tight jar, etc cause a miscarriage?

Not normally: The baby is enclosed in the womb in a sea of amniotic fluid. This protects the baby. If the mother had a serious complication - then perhaps vigorous activity could cause an negative outcome. ...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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Can jumping and landing on heels/straight leg cause a concussion from vibrations? Or running and then slamming heel to stop abruptly (head whiplash)?

Can jumping  and landing on heels/straight leg cause a concussion from vibrations? Or running and then slamming heel to stop abruptly (head whiplash)?

Technically yes BUT: Just because something is possible doesn't mean probable! Certainly if someone jumped from a high enough distance, the landing force could cause injury, but a lot of parachutists who land at 20 to 30 miles per hour do just fine, without injury. Acrobats do leaps and twists without injury. So, typically in normal running and jumping, the body can accommodate and protect us. ...Read more

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When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read more

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When is it safe to put my baby in a bike seat or a bike trailer?

When is it safe to put my baby in a bike seat or a bike trailer?

Depends: Once baby has reliable strong head control, usually by 6 months, either should be safe. Children in bike seats should wear a helmet. Look for a five-point restraint system and less-traveled roads with bike paths. ...Read more

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I was gorge walking Thursday (walking in rivers climbing rocks and jumping from heights) and I hit my knee on a rock and pulled two muscles should I get crutches?

I was gorge walking Thursday (walking in rivers climbing rocks and jumping from heights) and I hit my knee on a rock and pulled two muscles should I get crutches?

How bad is pain?: Crutches are used when you have an unstable injury (broken bone/ligament injury) and to help pain. Without an exam it's hard to say what you need; but without fracture or internal derangement of knee ligaments I tell patients who use crutches to do "toe touch weight bearing". In other words put as much weight on hurt leg as you comfortably can while walking on crutches to speed healing. ...Read more