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    Old 08-03-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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    Wife in MVA: Whiplash and other Q's...

    Have some question regarding my Wife's recent involvement in an MVA. She was the passenger in a car that was stopped at a red light and rear-ended.

    The accident occured 11 days ago

    Initially no symptoms.
    Hours later, headache, neckache - Trip to the ER

    She has since been attending daily PT and was scheduled for an MRI next Monday.
    She has constant neck pain, pain down her arm, numbness in her thumb, headaches

    Today while driving home from work, she lost control of bowel and bladder no matter how hard she tried to control it.

    We were told by her Doctor to go to the ER immediately for MRI/CAT scan. Just got back and I have some questions.

    CAT Scan came back clean
    MRI showed fluid buildup from C4-C7, which ER Doc states is probably Congenital and nothing to worry about. States the loss of bowel/bladder control is probably due to a virus....wouldn't the blood tests tell the Doc whether or not there was a virus present in the blood???

    We have an appointment with the Neurosurgeon tomorrow for a consult on the results.

    Now, during research all the symptoms above(including the bowel/bladder problem) indicate spine damage or trauma.

    Please advise if you have any insight into this.

    Many thanks!

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    Old 08-03-2004, 11:32 PM   #2
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    Re: Wife in MVA: Whiplash and other Q's...

    The bladder and bowel problems also sounded to me to be a spinal nerve damage. I know my husband has had and does have those problems where when he has to go he has to go NOW and it's been that way since his spinal accident.

    We've learned from experience the ER doctors aren't the ones to answer the questions... I'd pose these to the neurosurgeon.

    I may have more answers on the bladder and bowel for you in a few weeks. My husband sees his doctor and that is something we are going to discuss again as they are seeming to be worse.

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