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What Would Happen If Someone Hit The Back Of The Head
It depends: the degree of injury would depend on how much force there was in the blow and the persons health. It could range from annoying pain to death. ...Read more
Don't know: It all depends upon the person, their medical/surgical history, medications & supplements they're taking, and the force of the blow, among other issues. I can imagine nothing happening to laceration (cut) to skull fracture to internal bleeding (epidural vs subdural hematoma) to death. Sorry but too many variables for specific prediction. ...Read more
Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective
Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more
Can TMJ cause pain and muscle tension around the temples, occiput and eyes? Been having pain there for 3 weeks now and, jaw started clicking last week
Someone hit the back of my neck close to the bottom of my head is at. it felt like a vibrate feeling then after that my throat felt heavy.
I need to know if someone is hit in the head and hours later, the back of the head is still bleeding, can they wake up? I am writing a book.
Wake up: I assume that they were knocked out for hours. They might or might not wake up. If there is bleeding on the inside as well, they could die. If not they may well eventually wake up. ...Read more
I hit the back of my head pretty hard around 18 days ago. Didnt lose consciousness. I feel fine, but im still worried. will i be fine?
I hit the back of my head pretty hard about 4 hours ago, maybe less or more. No odd symptoms, just pain throughout my head. Anything to worry about?
Unlikely: To have a neuromuscular effect on the eyes, it would have to so bad a blow there would be other problems. Fyi, there are some people who relate esophoria and exophoria to personality type. I'm skeptical, but it's an interesting notion. Is your exophoria affecting your ability to perceive? ...Read more
Unlikely: Head banging is common in children and many receive hits to the head and do not have visual problems. If the hit is really hard, perhaps enough to cause fracture, loss of consciousness or bleeding, then the occipital lobe might be affected which could affect the vision. This is accidental and should not be tried at home.L. ...Read more
Head trauma: Certainly. If you hit hard enough, it cause bleeding inside your head. ...Read more
My 4 year old fell and hit the back of her head and now has a large knot still 4 days later when should the knot go down?
Head trauma: In general, I would normally tell a patient to that head knots can be noticed for many weeks or months. ...Read more
I hit the back of my head getting up from the floor on my cash register last night at work. I have a small headache and I'm worried?
Do not worry: Rarely is this type of trauma significant enough to cause problem within the hard skull. If the headache is not improving by now, or worsening; or if you notice weakness/loss of control of fingers or legs, vision changes, or confusion; then you would want to rush to the ER. ...Read more
I fell and hit the back of my head today. A big bump appeared right away. I put ice on and now it is down some. What should I do.
Continue icing: Continue icing for 20 minutes 3-4 times a day until the swelling is gone. ...Read more
My 2 year old fell and hit the back of have head , he immediately got a large knot. How long do I need to watch him and for what symptoms ?
My 7 month old fell backwards and hit the back of his head kinda hard. He cried but quickly settled down. He seems normal, but will he be ok?
Probably : Most kids who fall back from their sitting height do not generate the kind of force needed to hurt them.This would be different if they hit the corner of furnature or brickwork.They cry, and settle quiickly.I would be worried if the kid passed out at the time of the fall or developed repeated episodes of vomiting.Keep him on his normal nap/sleep schedule and monitor as needed. ...Read more
So i hit the back of my head hard yesterday on the wall when trying to lay down. No symptoms yesterday but i feel "off" today. What could this be?
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