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Headache and dizziness after head injury

my 12 year old son fell and hit the back of his head really hard. He was having bad headaches and feeling sleepy. I brought him to a doctor . He doctor told me that my son has a concussion. He had a CT scan which came out normal. He was referred to a neurologist which gave him naxproxen tablets. Those tablets didn’t work. It is now over 2 months since he fell and he is still having ongoing bad headaches! I has missed a lot of school and he gets really depressed and he breaks down. He gets only a few moments of relief from his headaches but they are pretty much ongoing. Should he have a MRI or X ray done? Should I bring him to a hospital? I just want my son to be a happy 12 yr. old.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
I am empathetic for your child's condition.You better do a CT scan again.Worsening headache may be due to build up of pressure within the brain or a enlarging heamatoma.
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Tab. Naproxen is not likely to help much in headaches. it is best to go for an MRI to rule out any concussion or a cerebral injury after which in consultation with a neurophysician, proper treatment can be given. Do not delay.
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