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A 32-year-old female asked:

I fell off my horse and for a week now my shoulder and neck have been sore and i'm experiencing daily headaches and some dizziness and feeling off balance. i was wearing a helmet but the back of my head is also slightly sore?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely neck: You likely suffered a neck- cervical spine, at least, injury. Having an exam with your primary care doc will help with peace of mind by clarifying diagnosis and will allow for proper treatment.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Evaluation advised: Even after rather trivial head injuries posttraumatic headaches lasting a week or so are not uncommon. However after your accident you're experiencing several symptoms that I feel warrant investigation. Neck & shoulder injuries should be assessed and, to rule out intracranial bleeding & subdural hematoma, I feel a CT scan of the brain should be done. These'll provide you with prognosis & treatment
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
See your doctor: A thorough direct examination should indeed reassure you, and if some problem is uncovered which needs attention, this will prevent future chronicity.

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Last updated Feb 27, 2021

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