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Fall on the side, have sore back, difficulty in lifting leg, neck pain. What should be done?

I tripped over yesterday and fell on my side. I have a bruise on my bottom, I know I hit my shoulder and finally with the momentum, my head. I had a big lump on my head. My concern is my lower back is so sore. I cannot lift my leg to get into bed, I have to kneel on the bed and roll over. Also my neck is painful but I assume that I jarred it when I hit my head. I am a 63 year old woman.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
You might have sustained fracture Hip.Hematoma is another problem on the head.There may be cervical vertebral contusion.Because of your age,there may be Osteoporosis,particularly,in women.
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

The general treatment guidelines of a soft tissue contusion or strained muscle are as follows -

* REST - It is important to give rest to the injured muscle to allow it properly heal.
* ICE PACKING - Apply ice to the injured area in the acute phase (first 48 hours after injury), and then after activities. Ice will help calm the inflammatory response and stimulate blood flow to the area.
* MOIST HEAT APPLICATION - Before activities, gentle heating can help loosen the muscle. Apply a heat pack to the groin prior to stretching or exercising. As a general rule of thumb, remember to heat before an activity and ice afterwards
* ANTIINFLAMMATORY MEDICATION - Oral anti-inflammatory medications (such as Aleve or Motrin) can help relieve symptoms of pain and also calm the inflammation.
* STRETCHING - Gentle stretching is helpful, but it should not be painful.
* PHYSICAL THERAPY - may speed up the recovery process. Therapeutic modalities such as Ultrasound, Massaging and specific exercises will be helpful.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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