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Head and back injury, back pain, severe discomfort. Cause of worry?

Hi, I fell a week and a half ago going out my garage. I slipped on the first concrete step and missed the other one and landed on my bottom ( feet going out) and went back and hit my back really hard on the concrete step and then my head. My head is fine, but my back is still very sore and some days I cannot get comfortable. I don t think anything is out of place, but just really sore still. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Feb 2014

From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over back.

Following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.

If it persist even after these measures,I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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