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Slam on the back of head, have feeling of confusion since with increased sensitivity to light. Any inputs?

I was snowboarding last night up in New Hampshire, the arctic cold made ice on the top of the mountain. I was coming down and I hit a patch of ice going at a pretty good speed and fell back first, ultimately slamming the back of my head onto ice. Initially when it happened I can t remember much but I took my hat off and felt like there would/could be blood , (Having trouble remembering, but must have hit my head pretty hard because I do remember checking to see if I was bleeding ) I m having a little trouble typing this as I feel confused at times, it s hard to describe.. Light does hurt my eyes and when I look around it s just like ughhh, I m basically in the most comfort when my eyes are closed.. Last night while sleeping (Thought I was achy/headachey) I would wake up in the middle of the night which is weird because I have to wake up at 5:30 and usually this doesn t happen. I have had a concussion or two in my past. I would go see a doctor but I am at work, I can leave and use sick time but I m not sure if I should. Thanks for anything!
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Although in most probability it should be concussion only,but it can not be taken lightly and you must immediately rush to ER to get a MRI skull done to look for any intracranial bleeding.
Treatment for concussion lies in ice pack locally,adequate rest and taking pain killers.
Sometimes the recovery of concussion may take long and it happens specially in those people who are old or if you had a past concussion also,like you had in past.
I hope it helps.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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