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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Overview)

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. a large stationary object.


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What is the leading organ injury in a motor vehicle accident?

What is the leading organ injury in a motor vehicle accident?

Leading organ injury: Leadind the list of organs is the injury to the spleen, spleenic rupture or laceration and may require emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
575 doctors shared insights

Motor Vehicle Accident (Overview)

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. a large stationary object.


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I was disabled due to motor vehicle accident. What is the best insurance for me?

I was disabled due to motor vehicle accident. What is the best insurance for me?

Disability: It depends on the injuries and prognosis, and if any settlement from the insurance company. If you are totally and permanently disabled you may be eligible for SSI and/or medicare insurance. Talk to a social worker, your attorney or social security office. ...Read more

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Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

DeathsAUTO UK,US,CA: From 1999 to 2008 2538 people died every year due to road accidents, in canada approx 2800 to 2900 people are killed every year due to road accidents and in us approx 4000 people die due to road accidents every year according to available figures. ...Read more

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What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known. Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post-traumatic headaches. ...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've been getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident, what do you recommend?

See pcp: Recomend you see a physician and be check, some diagnostics test may be needed such as x-ray of your cervical spine and some times MRI if physical exam shows some neurological compromise. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible whiplash from motor vehicle accident?

Conservative Team: Post motor vehicle accident it is wise to seek a multi-disciplinary clinic focusing on whiplash treatment. Typically, you will find medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and massage therapists to help you on the road to recovery. ...Read more

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Dad started getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident? Why would that be?

Dad started getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident?  Why would that be?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known. Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post-traumatic headaches. ...Read more

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When paramedics are at a serious motor vehicle accident do they make paper copy of vitals?

Yes: They are supposed document everything they do. Even if they are using a computer to enter their data, they should be able to print a paper copy. ...Read more

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Reversal of cervical lordosis caused by a motor vehicle accident?

This is an imaging: Finding that can be related to underlying degeneration of the cervical spine or it can be an imaging finding consistent with muscular spasm as can be sometimes seen after a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes it can reflect the way one is positioned during the study. ...Read more

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How can memory loss effect and affect memory thoughts or recollection in patients that suffer memory loss from motor vehicle accident?

Memory: It depends on the areas of the brain affected by the car accident. The first thing I would do would be to go get a complete neurological workup to determine the extent and particulars of the damage. ...Read more

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Possible whiplash from motor vehicle accident. What doctor can diagnose?

See below: Your primary care doctor can diagnose this condition. Alternatively, the specialists that deal with this most often are physiatrists who are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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Are there any orthopedic doctors in my area that will accept us (due to a motor vehicle accident) with no insurance? We were rear ended while we were at a complete stop and we are still having back problems but we have no medical insurance and our attorne

Are there any orthopedic doctors in my area that will accept us (due to a motor vehicle accident) with no insurance? We were rear ended while we were at a complete stop and we are still having back problems but we have no medical insurance and our attorne

Unfortunately : Unfortunately many physicians do not electively participate when motor vehicle insurance is involved and it is not an acute emergency situation for which they are covering.

The insurance company often pays, but attorneys will place a lean on the money, collect it and then try to bargain with the doctor for reduced reimbursement. At other times the insurance company pays the patient directly and the doctor then has to try to get the patient to pay the bill. I am not saying it is correct or right but after this happens 200 times it's an impetus to just disengage from the system. Its part of the entire tangled web of insurance and health care that exists and has existed for years. It has nothing at all to do with romneycare or obamacare or any legislation regarding the delivery of health care. It's an entirely insurance and legal driven issue. However, a lot of attorneys know doctors that they work with for injuries and id assume most injury attorneys have a short list of mds in their area
maybe you should be asking this on the legal side of the website. ...Read more

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I NEED A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PT WHO HAD CVA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. PT HAD HAS HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, DYSLIPIDEMIA AND TIA?

Hmmm..: Pretty cool question. You are either a bushy tailed medical student or an ambulance chasing JD who graduated with an MD but got smart and started a legal practice instead! HA! Impossible to say from the given data without you saying first WHAT type of stroke it was... Gotcha! HA! The risk factors are mostly in favor of small vessel ischemic except the TIA which tilts toward embolic. Your turn--- ...Read more

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Is it harder to see how fast an oncoming vehicle is traveling versus seeing how fast a vehicle is traveling pass you from left to right? Car accident.

Is it harder to see how fast an oncoming vehicle is traveling versus seeing how fast a vehicle is traveling pass you from left to right? Car accident.

If you have: Concerns about your periferal vision please see an eye doc who can test you and help. Some folks have difficulty seeing from one side or the other but are fine looking forward. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Car accident 8 months ago. Now if in a vehicle I start sweating, shaking, heart racing, crying uncontrollably, think im going to get hit again. What's this?

Car accident 8 months ago. Now if in a vehicle I start sweating, shaking, heart racing, crying uncontrollably, think im going to get hit again. What's this?

PTSD: This probably involves ptsd from your previous car accident and now you have anxiety whenever you do sit in the car. This is treatable. A good therapist can help you work through this. See a psychiatrist who can also help with medication management and guide you in the right direction. ...Read more

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My daughter and her bf got into a major car accident. They are both in severe pain. Went to the Dr's they didn't do anything. What should I do?

My daughter and her bf got into a major car accident.  They are both in severe pain. Went to the Dr's they didn't do anything. What should I do?

Hard to comment: Without knowing all the relevant facts it is hard to comment. Pain meds can mask any changes in the nervous system that might indicate a serious problem in the brain, those suffering multiple trauma are at risk. If you don't understand the treatment plan, please approach the treating docs & find out why they are handling things this way. If they are >18 they may need to authorize you to get the info ...Read more

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I had a car accident on friday which has caused whiplash. Within 24 hours I was 3 pounds heavier. What is the cause? I haven't eaten more

Possible stress: Unsure, and I recommend discussing with your primary. However, one explanation is that the increase in stress hormones, such as cortisol, could be causing you to retain fluids, did you start any new medications? That could also contribute. If you notice any other symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can being in a car accident while on a bicycle cause me to have blatter problems if I hit my head so hard that I couldn't answer any questions by EMS?

Yes: It sounds like you were knocked unconscious or had some level of a concussion. Also, if you have bladder dysfunction this indicates nerve damage. You definitely should see your family physician or a specialist such as a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Back hurting I had car accident four days ago on tuesday. I was on the driver side and they hit my car on the passenger side by the headlights. I felt alright. My head wasn't hurting or nothing. On saturday, I went to workout at zumba for an hour. After

Back hurting I had car accident four days ago on tuesday. I was on the driver side and they hit my car on the passenger side by the headlights. I felt alright. My head wasn't hurting or nothing. On saturday, I went to workout at zumba for an hour. After

PAIN: This is 'normal' after a car accident. It takes time for the swelling to occur that causes the pain. Please see your md, it may pass with time and some otc meds or it may always be a weak spot so see your md for a diagnosis preferably as you are young a specialist. ...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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Shoulder pain after a car accident won't go away. Any pain meds I can take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen).: You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) over the counter. If you need something stronger, contact your md's office. They may prescribe a prescription strength pain medication for you. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 24 hours ago. Neck wasn't hurting at that moment but now it's having pain. Could this be a form of whip lash?

Most likely: Often muscles don't hurt post accident til first day or so. Do follow up, with this by seeing your family doc, not a minute clinic, because you need to be examined, perhaps x rays,and start physical, therapy to break, spasm. Anti inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers work best ...Read more

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I got in a minor car accident a couple of days ago and bc I'm pregnant the doctors won't give me back xrays. Is there any way around this?

A minor car: Accident rarely needs xrays. Doctor always have to weigh the pros and cons of any test or treatment. In your case the cons may outweigh the pros, ...Read more

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I was in a car accident this past Friday and I went to the ER and they didn't even check me out. Ever since then I have been in a lot of pain.

See your physician: Sorry to hear about your accident. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Accidents happanes. Rec.: call your physician for appointment and get a physical, labs and imaging (if needed). Take good care. ...Read more

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My knee still hurts a week after a car accident I had. When I move it I don't feel any pain but when I touch it or twist it I can feel the pain.

My knee still hurts a week after a car accident I had. When I move it I don't feel any pain but when I touch it or twist it I can feel the pain.

Injury: Soft tissue injury or mild sprain/tendonitis. Try OTC antiinflammatory medications if you are not allergic to them and additional an open patella pull on neoprene knee support (brace)- if symtoms are not resilved within 3-4 days see your physician for evalaution. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident thursday ans I went to the hospital and they couldn't find anything wrong but I am having pain in my lower back and front?

MVA: It's not that unusual to be quite sore after a car accident. Lots of muscle and ligament strain(s) which could take weeks to heal. Follow up this week with your family doctor. If the pain gets MUCH worse go to the ER. ...Read more

Traffic Accidents (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