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I Fell On My Back And It Hurts
I played surf & fell on my back & hurt my lower neck area. Been 1 month now &it hurts when I lift up my face like when shampooing, what should I do?
Likely muscle: It is likely a muscle strain. However, I would recommend seeing a physician to have an x-ray of your neck to insure there isn't a fracture. In the meantime, I would use ice several times a day for the next 4-5 days, a take an otc medicine like Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). Please make sure you see a physician this week to evaluate the neck pain. ...Read more
I have a bar a 4 feet off the ground that I do tricks on today I fell. My back, neck, shoulder and head hurts. What should I do at home to ease pain?
Several things: X-ray, treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
I fell on my knee a while back and it hurt to walk on at the time but the pain subsided. Now it hurts when I run or walk for too long.
See specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have discomfort from your kneecap joint, or there may be a meniscal tear. ...Read more
Slippd n fell on my back on floor. Chest felt like it was hit 2 when I fell. Why? Chest hurts more than my back. If I turn my neck, chest hurts.
Fall: Most likely a muscle or bruise. If increased shortness breath go to ER for X-rays ...Read more
Needs to be checked: You should make an appointment with your GP or go to the Emergency department of the nearest hospital to be examined for the extent of injuries and appropriate treatment ...Read more
I fell on my back&tailbone falling out of a chair. So now it really hurts when I'm sitting&walking. It doesn't feel just bruised. What's happened to it?
Bruised or broken: It could be bruised or fractured. Usually not much to do. Try a donut pillow. ...Read more
I fell on my back off a chair landed on arm rest onto concrete there is a lot of swelling and brusing I iced it at time but today offen burns and hurt?
Fall: when did you fall. Is your arm sore? if it is recent then you can expect some pain. If it is bad pain and large swelling get X-ray done. Bruises can take 2-3 week to go away ...Read more
How did it happen?: Falling out of bed with such force that 4 weeks later pain lingers is an unusual story! If your mental state was uncompromised (i.e. not inebriated) you should seek medical consultation to exclude seizure, etc. I can only presume that you experienced a severe contusion or even fracture of the rib(s) to still be causing pain. Doubt x-ray now would be helpful, but you should discuss with your doc. ...Read more
I used to love a girl. It was single sided, It was back 6 years ago, I fell in love for the first time. Her memory still hurts me like a hell. Help me?
Find a local source: It sounds like you are stuck and preoccupied with one relationship. You can' t fix this on the net. You need to find an unrelated counselor/adviser to help you learn how to move past the issue and continue in life. It will take time, likely months or years, but cannot happen unless you commit to doing this. ...Read more
I fell on my tailbone a week ago on a scale from 1-10 it hurts about 6. I workout alot and was wanting to know how long I should give it to heal til I start back up? It's been 5 days since last workout. I tried today and couldn't do it, it was burning so
See below. : Best is a digital exam. As far as an x-ray, if it doesn't change the diagnosis or treatment, don't X-ray it. Essentially this can't be casted. Activity should be self limited due to level of discomfort. See your Dr. As far as medical treatment. By your description it doesn't sound serious enough for surgical treatment. If fractured, it could take as long as 6 wks to heal, pending your activity. ...Read more
I had an accident back in November 2015 and hurt my back. I recently fell and the pain has started again. What are some home remedies I can use?
U can use OTC NSAIDS: if U R able 2 take them. Ice if just recent, hours, it also cuts down on the inflammation. 4 pain Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ASA, which is also a good anti inflammatory. After 2 days use heat & always rest like in a recliner, as well as activity modification. If U develop any leg pain, get in 2 C an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
My 3years old fell 5 months ago bumped the back of her head leaving her a big knot the knot still there and she bumped again yesterday she say hurt?
Not to worry: It is common for toddlers & young children to be a bit clumsy, and bump themselves often, even on the head. Bruises on the scalp often cause a large knot ("goose-egg") because of the rich blood supply there, and this will be tender and can take a few weeks to heal. As long as she doesn't seem dazed, extremely sleepy, vomiting or sudden behavior changes, repeated bumps on the head should heal fine. ...Read more
I fell flat on my butt 3 months ago and it still hurts a lot everytime I try to bend over. The pain is right on the end of my spine or something. What should I do?
Tailbone: You may have fractured or dislocated your tailbone. This can be intensely painful and would fit with the mechanism of injury that you had. I recommend you let your doc know about the persistent pain and see if they would want any kind of imaging to see what is going on. Also, avoid sitting on hard surfaces and get a donut pillow to sit on to take pressure off of the area. ...Read more
Walking, anti-inflammatory medications, ice, gentle massage, can all help. Hot showers or hot tubs after 48 hours help.
Gentle williams flexion exercises will help- look them up online.
Stretching should not be painful- only feel like a stretch.
If it doesn't get better or worsens, see your family md to make sure there's not a fracture or other problem. ...Read more
Make sure you don't: Have a cracked rib or punctured lung. Then try to take some acetaminophen or ibuprofen for presumed contusion of your lung. If that does not improve, you need a CT angiogram to make sure you did not have a blood clot in your lungs. Or significant hematoma or visceral damage to your lung. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Injury!: Could be a disc problem, fracture less likely, or soft tissue injury. Get an x-ray and get examined. ...Read more
Fell flat on my back and my head bounced on concrete floor. The next day I woke up and now neck hurts andlower back. What should I do?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. You could have broken bones. ...Read more
I fell on ice and hit the back of my head yesterday. I feel fine today except for my neck. It hurts when I move it. Should I be concerned?
My son fell on steps and hurt his back. He has pain in his back and his pediatrician said his back was a little asymmetrical. What does this mean?
Tilts to one side: It would not be unusual for a kid who fell to hurt the muscles on one side of his back. The discomfort may increase aver the first day or two and peak at day 3. A natural response to the pain is to shorten the muscle (relax it) which on exam leads to a temporary tilt to one side making it look asymetrical (not equal on both sides). ...Read more
Last monday I fell on my upper butt and it hurts including my back and chest. Now may back hurts a little but my neck and upper butt still hurts.
Fall & Pain: Hopefully it's bruising that will resolve over time. Please see you doctor in case it is something more like a bone fracture or break. He/she will let you know and you will have peace of mind. Peace and good health ...Read more
I almost fell at work, but I caught myself and fell into a pole with my back. My whole entire back hurts now. even when I walk. What should I do.!
Need Xrays to rule: Out fracture, then treatment. Either way with trauma being part of the cause, you will need to be properly diagnosed and treated by healthcare professional. In the meantime, try not to walk and lie sideways on the bed. Use some anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
I fell straight onto the back of my head yesterday and through the night my neck started to gradually hurt more now my whole neck hurts, do I see a dr?
Neck strain: It's not urgent to see a doctor if this is your only symptom. Treat with Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) and ice. It's typical for muscle pain like this beginning the day after an injury. If symptoms worsen see your doctor who might refer you to physical therapy and maybe get a xray. Going to an inexpensive chiropractor for only a few times could also give some relief. ...Read more
I fell down a flight of 20(step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now i barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?
I hurt my Lower Back fell and smacked my back on a football field during game hurts to bend and move seems to be right side hurts to touch near spine?
I fell down in the stairs and hurt my lower back. Now I think I'm going to have fever. What does this means?
Not connected: I don't think these are connected.watch for other symptoms and take some tylenol--it will help both symptoms. ...Read more
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