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Fell down from stairs. Having severe pain in lower back, headache at back of head with nausea. Doctor visit required?

Hi. My friend fell down her stairs this morning. Her symptoms are severe pain in her lower back - can t sit down for long. She also has a severe headache in the back of her head with nausea . I have told her to go to the ER - is this good advice?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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It would be a good idea to take your friend to the ER if she lost consciousness or has some other symptoms like forgetfulness after the episode. In that case, she needs a CT scan of the head. Otherwise, hot fomentation and a pain killer like Motrin 1 tablet taken as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) would help her recover in a few days.
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Answered: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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