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Neck Pain After Hitting Head
ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more
A month ago I fell in tub hitting my neck and head, had CT everything fine. Still having severe headaches, neck pain, nausea and vomiting. HELP ME!!
I believe you suffered a concussion without (fortunately) abnormalities on the CT scan...
Please return to your doctor for physical exam and treatment and hopefully things will stabilize over the next 6-8 weeks. These injuries take time to recover from unfortunately. All my best! ...Read more
Got hit in the head a few weeks ago now been haveing neck pain and head hurtingwith a lot of pressure all the way around my head?
Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.
My spouse got in a fight 3days ago in which he got hit in the head several times he is complaining about neck pain and dizziness should we be worried?
Certainly.. He needs: To see his primary care physician for a physical ; neurological exam to determine need for an MRI of the brain to rule out a bleed ;/or of his cervical spine to rule out significant injury. Prize fighters ; american footballers can have subdural hematomas from repeated blows to the head without loss of consciousness, so why not brawlers? Also anger management therapy by a mental health provider. ...Read more
Should i seek medical attetion now about a month ago i fell and hit the back of my head and I have an on going head acke a week or so after i started having neck pain that never goes away and nausea along with the neck pain i can't make a sudden turn with
Hello. : Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. I do recommend that you be medically evaluated. ...Read more
I hit my head on the door frame ducking under a drop cord...3 days ago and I still have some neck pain and off and on headache... what should I do?
The top of my head has been hurting as if I had hit it on something, but that hasn't happened. I have neck pain - could it be referred pain from that? I also am experiencing vertigo/dizziness the past few days.
Your symptoms could: all be related to a serious intracranial process. It would be a good idea to get this checked out by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more
A heavy bottle of juice fell of my freezer and hit me on neck top is spine.i have a lot of head n neck pain is this normal?
May be muscle injury: This may have pulled muscles. Try ice applications on 20 minutes three to four times today and tomorrow ...Read more
Hit the front right side if my head 5/7 ago. Still in pain. Right arm loosing feeling. Right sided jaw & neck pain. No loc.
Hit back of head hard. Immediate strong headache. Area feels cold (not to touch but like after ice). Neck pain too. Should I go to the hospital?
Closed head injury.: If you have change in mental status, in sensation, motor power, or vision may need to be looked at with physical exam, eye exam and Ct scan of the head ASAP. If persistent headache without any of these symptoms have it checked out through your primary care doctor in the office setting , ...Read more
I had a black out as i felt light headed. I fell on the floor and hit my head on the ground. Couldn't remember that I fell. Woke up with neck pain?
Syncope : this condition is called Syncope. There are several reasons as to why one would pass out. Any doctor would need more information by talking to you to properly assess what's might be going on. I would strongly advise that you either talk to one of us or see your family physician in person , about this. This could be something as simple as dehydration or much worse as cardiac disease. ...Read more
Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?
I hit my head a couple days ago and passed out. I woke up today with neck pain and have headaches and dizziness. Should I wait to see a doctor?
You should not wait: Although chances of intra cranial injury are low, loss of consciousness means significant injury. You might also have a neck injury. Only a neuro exam by a doctor can tell whether you need more tests, such as a CT brain scan. ...Read more
Hard hit to head 3 weeks ago. Ct scan 2 hours after hit was clear of bleeding. Having bad head and back of the neck pain now. Worried about stroke.
Take reassurance: A stroke isn't likely to be causing head and neck pain; they tend to manifest with motor/sensory problems or speech issues.If you suffered that significant/traumatic a blow to the head this could be post-concussive symptoms. You really should see your primary care doctor as they should be able to help minimize some of the symptoms and make sure nothing more worrisome is going on. ...Read more
Isolated pressure headaches and some neck pain that seems to be connected. Could it be a tumor? Just had 2 CT scans after head hit and they were clear
Tumor unlikely: Given the history you provided, it is very unlikely that you have a tumor as the explanation of your symptoms. It may help to start exercising and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. It may take a few months for you to see the full benefit, so stick with the program. ...Read more
During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. while turning. Advice?
Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated. ...Read more
Hit my forehead on car door. Had CT can was neg , been a week since injury have neck pain and pain on sides and back of head. Should i be concerned?
Not really: What you are describing is a post-concussive syndrome that usually resolves within 6 to 8 weeks.... ...Read more
Fell and hit my head on concrete floor 6 months ago. have had a MRI and CT scan both are clear. I still have stiff neck, pain to turn my head, burning?
My 9 yr old daughter was knocked down backwards but didn't hit her head. No visible bruises or swelling. 4days later dark veins n shoulder n neck pain?
Still is trauma: Glad she did not hit her head. Being knpcked backwards can still cause trauma. She may be manifesting a deep bruise on her shoulder and the neck pain would not be unexpected...You can try homeopathic arnica and see her doc if the neck pain persists. I am a fan of chiropractors and craniosacral therapy in cases like this as well. ...Read more
I hit my head on a low ceiling CT scan and MRI normal have neck pain jaw pops and have a lot of temple pain and minor headaches is it tmj?
Possible: You describe the symptoms of tmj. Trauma an certainly be a cause of the popping. You need an evaluation for a diagnosis and treatment. A prosthodontist, oral surgeon or well trained general dentist. In the meantime eat a soft diet. Avoid chewy foods. Ibuprophen can help with the pain if this is safe for you to take. ...Read more
Uncertain: Is this a chronic problem? If you just woke up this way - it may be related to how you were positioned when you slept. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Yes: Either acutely as a result of initial loading, or from prolonged loading and resultant degeneration. ...Read more
Focus on the neck : Depending on the severity i would do pt on the neck. Headaches are likely cervicogenic. ...Read more
Go left!: It may be that there is a degenerative spur or small joint (facet) issue or even a disc problem that can be the cause of your pain that is aggravated by position. It could also be a muscular issue or even a symptom of an infection about the head ;/or neck. If it is troublesome for you, get it checked. ...Read more
No: You should be able to exercise without pain. If your head/neck hurts wtih exercise you may want to see your md for an x-ray. You may have some arthritic changes in your spine leading to the pain. ...Read more
See below: Sounds like a fever. Is neck just sore or also stiff? Any sore throat, sinus pain/pressure, headache? Have you been immunized against meningitis? Use cool cloths to cool head; NSAID (aleve/advil/motrin/etc) or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever & pain. See pcp soon to be evaluated & treated or, if neck is stiff & fever high, go to er. ...Read more
Need more info: Need to know which side head pain, which parts of body hurt and which side. ...Read more
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