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Tripped And Fell Backwards Neck Pain
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Hit top of kneecap on table corner (hard). Now have pain bending and putting weight on it. Pain radiates up to my hip.
Pain between spine and right shoulder blade when moving arm ? Slipped on ice and fell flat on back.
Fallen off setee and landed on glass can hardly breath got pain in my spine and. Down my side now?
Pain: You need to be seen asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fell two weeks ago down the stairs of the nightclub landed on my arm hurts from above wrist up to elbow some bruising tenderness and hurts to touch?
May wish to have: this assessed to insure that there is only soft-tissue injury. ...Read more
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
I was sitting in the floor and a headboard fell across my left shoulder/neck. Can't hardly touch it now. Bruised muscle or fractured shoulder blade?
See doctor for: an examination and x ray. Ice it till you see the doctor, If severe pain go to ER. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I twisted my leg sideways and felt immediate pain above and below my knee on the back side of my leg. What's wrong?
Neck pain: better get checked out or do a virtual consult to see whats going on ...Read more
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