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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

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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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

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 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

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I was in a car accident almost 3 years ago, and since then my back has been in so much pain. I don't know what to do now. I tried the chiropractor.

I was in a car accident almost 3 years ago, and since then my back has been in so much pain. I don't know what to do now. I tried the chiropractor.

Back pain: Have you had a complete workup including MRI? You need some idea of WHAT is causing the pain in order to address it. Gentle range of motion exercises in a pool is often the best initial therapy. Muscles and ligaments shorten/contract if not used and that can make the pain worse. ...Read more

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How to cope with a car accident?

How to cope with a car accident?

Psychological Effect: I am assuming you are feeling the psychological effects of having had a car accident. These might include worried, being jumpy or easily startled, not sleeping well, etc. You can start with self-help books on relaxation techniques, eat well, talk to someone about your feelings, exercise. If that does not work, see your physician to be referred to psychologist. ...Read more

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Cant I eat after a car accident?

Cant I eat after a car accident?

Jaw injury says no: Can easily injure TMJ and should be vcery careful about eating which makes pain worse. ...Read more

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Can car accident injuries have lasting effects?

Can injure TMJ: Can create injury to TMJ which can result inchronic headaches/neck pain. ...Read more

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What amount should my medical settlement be from a car accident?

Not a medical ?: You can obtain free input from a lawyer in your state via AVVO. Com. ...Read more

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My daughters, ages 2&4 were in a serious car accident 10 months ago and don't seem to have any physical injury. Any symptoms we should be looking for?

Car Accident: I'm so sorry about the accident. I'm sure that was a very scary time for all of you. However, as long as everyone was checked out and given a clean bill of health, there is no reason to be concerned about any long term physical/medical issues. You should still be alert to any potential lingering psychological or behavioral problems and address them if they are a concern. ...Read more

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Can a car accident lead to migraines?

Can a car accident lead to migraines?

Yes: Post traumatic headaches occur within one week of a car accident and these headaches may manifest symptoms similar to migraine headaches. They occur proportionally to the degree of head and neck trauma. The good news is that these head aches typically resolve over time. ...Read more

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Is it possible that spondylothesis be aggrevated by a car accident?

Yes: Any chronic back condition can be exacerbated by an injury such as a car accident. ...Read more

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Had car accident. Everyone looked at me. I'm great driver at 74. Is this ageism?

Ageism?: If you are otherwise healthy with a clean driving record, there should be no reason to suspect your age is the cause of the accident. Age is not a cause of car accidents. Some conditions that cause accidents may be more common at certain ages, such as difficulty with vision or hearing. ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause a hernia?

Yes, depending: On force of impact and location of injury. Most likely, though, a weakened area was present before the accident, and the impact was the final straw. Every case is different, so ask your surgeon for a definite opinion. ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause scoliosis?

Can a car accident cause scoliosis?

Not typically: Scoliosis is commonly defined as an abnormal curvature to the spine, usually related to developmental issues. A single car accident should not produce abnormal curvature in the spine unless it was such a severe accident that you actually fractured the vertebrae of the spine. A minor car accident with whip lash should not produce scoliosis. ...Read more

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Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or Medrol (methylprednisolone) will best treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Back pain after car accident? What should I do?

Back pain after car accident? What should I do?

Have you been: Medically evaluated? Acute injury with MVA warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I get a tetanus shot after a car accident?

Should I get a tetanus shot after a car accident?

Maybe: If you had the skin broken in any area and either have not had a tetanus in several years or are unsure when you last had it then yes you should have the shot. ...Read more

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What is the tetanus shot after a car accident for?

Broken skin ?!: Any break in the skin can provide access to tetanus spores that may set up in the wound and eventually generate tetanus toxin. The tetanus spores are everywhere: the soil of the road, contamination of structures, off the hands of emergency personnel. If you cannot confirm a tetanus shot within the past 10 years, it is routine to give one after motor vehicle accidents when any wound is present. ...Read more

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Can a fall or car accident cause a protruding disc?

Can a fall or car accident cause a protruding disc?

Yes: Disc protrusion or bulges are common in people over the age of 39/40. But following a motor vehicle accident, if you develope radiating type pain down an arm or leg, it may indicate a disc herniation with nerve root compression/ irritation. You should be checked by your pcp if these symptoms exist or if the area of pain persist for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What should I do for back pain after a car accident?

Depends: If it is 1-5 days after, and is a stiff/sore/ache pain, then tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and cold compresses to sore areas will help reduce pain. If sharp/severe or new, then should see a dr and get rechecked +/- muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What causes waist downward numbness after a car accident?

Herniated disc: Numbness from the waist down is not a good sign if it is truly present. It indicates damage to the nerves that go down the legs. The damage may be mild and transient or more severe. The most common cause would be a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. You should be evaluated by a doctor soon. Not necessarily the emergency room or urgent care but within a week. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more