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What causes motion sickness and excessive sweating in a paralysed woman due to C4-5 fracture in a car accident?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 in Headache and Migraines
Question: motion sickness and excessive sweating in a C4-5? car accident paralyzed 38 y.o. woman. I don't have any MRI OR ANY IMAGES SORRY
PLEASE JUST DO YOUR BEST. PT HAS NOT HELPED WITH THE PARALYSIS. NO SENSATION, NOTHING
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Probably autonomic dysreflexia, not a brain tumor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Autonomic dysreflexia is a potential complication after low cervical spinal fractures and difficult to treat.

Symptoms of this syndrome are headache, nausea, chills, anxiety, and excessive sweating.

Since there is complete paralysis, the problem is on the cervical spine, not in your niece’s brain.

Probably there is a fracture and dislocation that is causing these issues.

Realingment of the cervical spine is the main modality of treatment about this syndrome by traction or Y surgery, in the other hand, complete paralysis indicates that there may be permanent damage of the cervical spinal cord and chances of recovery are only hypothetical.

Discuss with your niece’s Doctor about these issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 42 hours later
VERY GOOD.
VERY INFORMATIVE!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Glad I helped you.

Feel free to discuss with me about your health issues.

In good health.
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