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My boyfriend fell down the staircase he now has back pain and head ache?

My boyfriend fell down the staircase he now has back pain and head ache?

Would recommend: Prompt medical evaluation due to the head pain. Don't know how many flights of stairs he fell down or if there was direct head trauma. But making conservative recommendation makes sense with the paucity of information. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Fell down stairs, sprain ankle and soar back and tailbone . can friend travel?

Fell down stairs, sprain ankle and soar back and tailbone . can friend travel?

Fell down stairs: Did your friend get a medical evaluation? Falling down stairs can cause significant injury. If there are no fractures or other injuries requiring treatment, traveling and other activities can probably be resumed as tolerated. ...Read more

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Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head  quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Neck strain: Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture. Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I slipped down the stairs. 6 steps and banged head on stairs. Hurts on the right side of my head?

I slipped down the stairs. 6 steps and banged head on stairs.  Hurts on the right side of my head?

Head trauma: can result in head pain (from the direct blow) or even from injury to the cervical spine. You need to be on the look out for signs and symptoms of TBI and seek medical assistance if you have a personality change, disturbed sleep, lethargy, seizures, confusion, disorientation, difficulty with thinking, concentration, ability to do calculations or change in vision or other senses. Sorry you slipped ...Read more

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I slipped and fell down stairs backward. Right lower back (waist area) hurts on/off. Pain moves to front stomach/waist area. Had exact fall last year.

I slipped and fell down stairs backward. Right lower back (waist area) hurts on/off. Pain moves to front stomach/waist area. Had exact fall last year.

Pelvic girdle injury: The mechanism and pain pattern suggest pelvic girdle injury. Look for pink urine that would reflect kidney injury. Pain that radiates to the lower leg would suggest lumbar disk injury. Pelvic injury often has associated sciatica with radiation down the same side buttock and posterior thigh. ...Read more

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Fell bottom of stairs. Landed on right foot and went over to floor. Jarred back, with numbness all day, severe pain in back when bending on 3rd day?

Fell bottom of stairs. Landed on right foot and went over to floor. Jarred back, with numbness all day, severe pain in back when bending on 3rd day?

BetterSafeThanSorry: You're 49 If you were 29 I'd say"quit whining,"but I'll tell ya,after 45 it's that long slow slide to oblivion.So,if you're feeling like this after3 days,you might want to get checked-out just to be on the safe side.You're probably OK but based on the mechanism of injury as you described it,I'd suggest you see your doctor.You didn't say where the numbness is.If it or anything gets worse,don't wait ...Read more

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Tonight I was pulling cord to mow lawn and shoulder popped and jerked back towards mower. Felt sharp pain and sore in back shoulder . What's treatment?

Tonight I was pulling cord to mow lawn and shoulder popped and jerked back towards mower. Felt sharp pain and sore in back shoulder . What's treatment?

You may have had a: traumatic displacement injury to the shoulder, either of one of the tendons for rotator cuff or biceps /triceps which you were using to work the mower. take some ibuprofen and get the thing MRI'd to see if the displacement injury extended into the tendons. ...Read more

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Sore back after falling and hitting head running backward on tennis court?

Sore back after falling and hitting head running backward on tennis court?

Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more

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Pain between spine and right shoulder blade when moving arm ? Slipped on ice and fell flat on back.

Pain between spine and right shoulder blade when moving arm ? Slipped on ice and fell flat on back.

It could just be: Bruising however fracture of the scapula and the thoracic and lumbar spine are possible if the fall was a hard one. Consider seeing ur pcp if ur pain is getting worse or u have weakness and numbness of ur arms and legs. God bless u! ...Read more

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Fell down stairs this am hurting my back I landed on the floor with the bottom step against my back I have hot searing pain and moving?

Fell down stairs this am hurting my back  I landed on the floor with the bottom step against my back I have hot searing pain and moving?

Simple answer: You need to be seen by an acute care doctor today. Trauma and pain usually mean injury, and the internet has its limitations. If you cannot safely get to the acute care facility to be checked, have someone take you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi i fell down the stairs i slipped and 10 hours ago i landed flat on my back on the stairs, my whole back is sore to touch and stiff and my neck my h?

Hi i fell down the stairs i slipped and 10 hours ago i landed flat on my back on the stairs, my whole back is sore to touch and stiff and my neck my h?

Sore muscles: Ouch! Falling on the stairs hurts no matter what age! If you can move everything, and your sensation is normal, then you can rest today without seeing a doctor. Drink plenty of water today. Take some anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen) to help with pain. Use a heating pad for comfort and stiff muscles. If you have headache, change in vision, weakness, or any concerns, go see someone. ...Read more

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Fell asleep with head on desk, forehead on top of back of hand. Woke up and couldn't move from elbow down for a few minutes. Wrist clicking. Damaged?

Fell asleep with head on desk, forehead on top of back of hand. Woke up and couldn't move from elbow down for a few minutes. Wrist clicking. Damaged?

Arm troubles: Hello, it sounds like while you were fast asleep, you were compressing your ulnar nerve. This happens easily since the nerve travels close to the elbow. This is only temporary problem and should resolve with a minute or two. As far as the wrist clicking, i would give that a day or so also. Sounds like the positioning of your arm was the problem. ...Read more

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I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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