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Daughter fell out of a tree may 2 nd landed hard on her back, 24hr ater she has a swollen knot above shoulder blade and hold her head to one side . she is in terrible pain. what could be going on with her neck area or muscle that's swollen. she can only

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Dr. Gary Flashner
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42 years experience
Neck/back injury: Your daughter needs to be examined at a hospital - based emergency department immediately as she may sustained a potentially serious injury to her neck and/ or upper back. If it is impossible for her to move on her own, she should remain still and you should request 911 ambulance transport to a hospital. Please do not delay.
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