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Instant pressure headache, blurred vision post car accident followed by burning and tingling in arms and fingers. Remedy?

I was in a car accident. I wasn t very hard but I had an instant pressure headache on the right side of my face with blurred vision . two days later burning down the right side of my back and right arm with tingling in my fingers. I don t remember hitting my head my chiropractor is not addressing my headaches . the pressure never goes away and I am really getting scared. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms suggest that you have also suffered a cervical spine injury, in addition to head injury. This can be confirmed by doing an MRI of the cervical spine, which could show a pinched nerve in the neck. This would explain the neck pain, and tingling in the arm and fingers.

For the time being, medications such as pregabalin capsules would help you.

A CT scan of the brain should also be done to exclude any internal bleeding, even though the chances of that are very low.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Mon, 18 Nov 2013
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