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Landed hard on bottom on waverunner and felt pain in lower back. Felt fine shortly after. Headache several hours later. Brain/spinal damage likely?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Piledriver Injury

I would recommend an evaluation with at least a neurologist for the headache.
Such injuries transmit high energy force up the spine, and often i see traumatic spinal fractures with this mechanism of injury. I'm uncertain if there can be a type of post-concussive headache, but it may be possible. If the back still hurts, seek out a spinal opinion.

In brief: Piledriver Injury

I would recommend an evaluation with at least a neurologist for the headache.
Such injuries transmit high energy force up the spine, and often i see traumatic spinal fractures with this mechanism of injury. I'm uncertain if there can be a type of post-concussive headache, but it may be possible. If the back still hurts, seek out a spinal opinion.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Thanks, Dr. Hyde.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Refer to Neuro/Spine

This is something that needs evaluation by a specialist.
I will refer the question to our neuro and ortho spine doctors, but someone with such an injury should be seen at a local medical center.

In brief: Refer to Neuro/Spine

This is something that needs evaluation by a specialist.
I will refer the question to our neuro and ortho spine doctors, but someone with such an injury should be seen at a local medical center.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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