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Fell backwards upside down on back of head. Heard noise in neck upon impact. Lot of neck pain, but can move neck and do activities. Rest or go to doc?

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Dr. Amogh Sahai
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Go to doc asap

The neck is one of those areas in which you could cause significant damage to the spinal cord if a fracture goes untreated.
I am assuming all of the weight of your body fell in top of your neck which is not a good thing. You need plain films and additional flexion and extension views to rule out a listhesis/slippage. CT and/or MRI might need to be considered if there is suspicion for fracture.

In brief: Go to doc asap

The neck is one of those areas in which you could cause significant damage to the spinal cord if a fracture goes untreated.
I am assuming all of the weight of your body fell in top of your neck which is not a good thing. You need plain films and additional flexion and extension views to rule out a listhesis/slippage. CT and/or MRI might need to be considered if there is suspicion for fracture.
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