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Dizziness on lying, moving head since fall from stairs. X-ray shows sinus congestion. Suggestion?

I fell a month ago, (down stairs onto concrete, and hit the back of my head)had loss of consciousness and unable to recall what happened for 12 hours. Now I continue to experience dizziness when I lay down, move my head. I did go to the doctor and he did a x-ray of brain which only showed sinus congestion(?) on left side, otherwise no problems.
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thank you for your query.

you are suffering from post concussion syndrome.
it is a set of symptoms that may continue for weeks, months, or occasionally a year or more after a concussion – a mild form of traumatic brain injury.

the most common symptoms are-
noise sensitivity,
problems with concentration and memory,

Dizziness, the second most common symptom, occurs in about half of people with PCS and is still present in up to a quarter of them a year after the injury. Older people are at especially high risk for dizziness.

Management of post-concussion syndrome typically involves rest and potentially *psychotherapy to address emotional difficulties.
*Physical and behavioral therapy may also be prescribed for problems such as loss of balance and difficulties with attention, respectively.
* pain relievers for headaches and medicine to relieve depression, dizziness or nausea.

For most people, post-concussion symptoms go away within a few days to several weeks after the original injury occurs.In others, symptoms may remain for three to six months.but are completely resolved.

hence there is no need to worry.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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