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I fell my shop yesterday and hit the back of my head very

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I fell my shop yesterday and hit the back of my head very hard on the concrete floor. My head has been hurting since and my neck and shoulders are very tense and sore. Do I really need to see a doctor?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the neck pain? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: I have a herniated disc in my neck from an on the job injury at a nursing home from about 15-20 years ago. But the stiffness and tension has only been there since I fell.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, I'm 54, two adult children by csection and pretty healthy.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Following would indicate that you need to see a doctor:

1) The pain is moderate to severe.

2) The pain is increasing.

3) After the fall you lost consciousness, had blood from ear nose or throat, vomited.

4) Have moderate to severe headache or progressing headache.

5) Your blood pressure is high.

Meanwhile do following for your symptoms;

a) Cold compresses

b) Ibuprofen

c) Rest

d) Local analgesic cream or spray.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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