OT: Car Accident

OT: Car Accident

Post by Rach » Wed, 08 May 2002 05:15:58



We have so many excellent medical people here, I wondered if I could ask an
opinion. About noon today, I was rearended in front of the Super Walmart by
an old man who looked away to adjust his oxygen tank. At the time, I felt
fine. I was just coming from the allergist where they had given me a
cortisone shot for sinus problems. Could this effect my reaction to the
shock of the accident, physically? I felt my back do the wave from top to
bottom when he hit me. The lower part of my back is hurting just a little,
my neck has random ***ly feelings that go down to my hands, but I don't
think I'm really hurt. I just wondered if that cortisone could keep me from
feeling symptoms that I should feel.
 
 
 

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Post by Debora » Wed, 08 May 2002 05:49:44


Quote:

> We have so many excellent medical people here, I wondered if I could ask
an
> opinion. About noon today, I was rearended in front of the Super Walmart
by
> an old man who looked away to adjust his oxygen tank. At the time, I felt
> fine. I was just coming from the allergist where they had given me a
> cortisone shot for sinus problems. Could this effect my reaction to the
> shock of the accident, physically? I felt my back do the wave from top to
> bottom when he hit me. The lower part of my back is hurting just a little,
> my neck has random ***ly feelings that go down to my hands, but I don't
> think I'm really hurt. I just wondered if that cortisone could keep me
from
> feeling symptoms that I should feel.

You may want to visit your doctor. I've been in a couple of accidents and
never really felt much until a day or two later. I think I may have still
been in shock. When that wore off, I felt like I had been run over by a
truck-everything hurt!

Hope all goes well for you!

Best,
Deborah
artforms

 
 
 

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Post by Shirley Shon » Wed, 08 May 2002 06:17:27


Get medical help right away. You could have whiplash injuries and maybe
some trapped nerves in the neck.
Love
Shirley



Quote:
>We have so many excellent medical people here, I wondered if I could ask an
>opinion. About noon today, I was rearended in front of the Super Walmart by
>an old man who looked away to adjust his oxygen tank. At the time, I felt
>fine. I was just coming from the allergist where they had given me a
>cortisone shot for sinus problems. Could this effect my reaction to the
>shock of the accident, physically? I felt my back do the wave from top to
>bottom when he hit me. The lower part of my back is hurting just a little,
>my neck has random ***ly feelings that go down to my hands, but I don't
>think I'm really hurt. I just wondered if that cortisone could keep me from
>feeling symptoms that I should feel.

--
Shirley Shone
 
 
 

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Post by Shel » Wed, 08 May 2002 06:42:50


Rach, get thee to a doctor. I was in the same sort of accident about 15
years ago, felt shaken up, somewhat sore but basically okay and so I didn't
see a doctor, and I ended up with major league neck problems which cause me
excruciating migraines to this day. Now this isn't likely to happen to you
but the docs did say the damage in my neck could have been minimized in the
time immediately following the accident.

Good luck. Feel better. Let us know how you are!

Shelby

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Quote:
> We have so many excellent medical people here, I wondered if I could ask
an
> opinion. About noon today, I was rearended in front of the Super Walmart
by
> an old man who looked away to adjust his oxygen tank. At the time, I felt
> fine. I was just coming from the allergist where they had given me a
> cortisone shot for sinus problems. Could this effect my reaction to the
> shock of the accident, physically? I felt my back do the wave from top to
> bottom when he hit me. The lower part of my back is hurting just a little,
> my neck has random ***ly feelings that go down to my hands, but I don't
> think I'm really hurt. I just wondered if that cortisone could keep me
from
> feeling symptoms that I should feel.

 
 
 

OT: Car Accident

Post by Marilee J. Layma » Wed, 08 May 2002 19:40:48




Quote:
>We have so many excellent medical people here, I wondered if I could ask an
>opinion. About noon today, I was rearended in front of the Super Walmart by
>an old man who looked away to adjust his oxygen tank. At the time, I felt
>fine. I was just coming from the allergist where they had given me a
>cortisone shot for sinus problems. Could this effect my reaction to the
>shock of the accident, physically? I felt my back do the wave from top to
>bottom when he hit me. The lower part of my back is hurting just a little,
>my neck has random ***ly feelings that go down to my hands, but I don't
>think I'm really hurt. I just wondered if that cortisone could keep me from
>feeling symptoms that I should feel.

A lot of times you don't feel the pain for a while, you should see
your doctor, just in case.

--
Marilee J. Layman
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http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

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Post by <ar.. » Wed, 08 May 2002 08:23:03


Rach,

As an accident victim myself, I've found that I usually do not feel the
effects until the following day, especially if the injury is to the back or
neck.

I hope you're okay, you're in my thoughts.

Linda2

 
 
 

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Post by taterc » Wed, 08 May 2002 10:16:17


I felt my back do the wave from top to

Quote:
> bottom when he hit me.

For heaven's sake....go to the doctor! I was rearended in '96 in a
Toyota truck. My head broke the back glass and I was totally unaware
of how bad I was injured until some hours had passed. I did go to the
emergency room for an evalutation right after the accident.

Soft tissue injuries are serious things. Be on the safe side.

Jill ^..^

 
 
 

OT: Car Accident

Post by Vibrant Jewel » Wed, 08 May 2002 13:10:57


I ain't no MD for sure, but I was involved in a rearender once when I was in
my 20's... didn't have too much trouble with my neck at first. Went to ER
and they said I had a slight strained neck. So I settled the claim... and
gradually my neck got worse and worse!!! Now I have to go to the
chiropractor weekly for adjustments and have a lot of pain.

My chiropractor explained it all to me ... basically you usually don't fell
a lot of pain at first because the nerves are so stressed by
overextension... but if not treated, you can end up in a world of hurt ...
for a long time!

I recommend chiropractic for this type of injury... usually orthopedic MD's
only look for the biggies - like a a broken neck... when actually a soft
tissue injury in the long term could be as bad or worse.

As for the cortisone shots ... yes it could dull the pain now... I've had
several for bunions and a bum ankle, and the DR told me it works on the
injection site first, but does spread to other joints, so it can bring
widespread relief - temporary though, and I found after 2 or 3 shots I
didn't respond positively to it any more. Never heard of cortisone being
used for sinus problems though.

My 25 cents worth (2 cents adjusted for inflation)...
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