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Stiffness and neck pain with intermittent headache, light headedness, sleepiness after hitting the head. Worrisome?

hello i had gotten into a humongus fight with my mom earlier today and she hit me in the head and pulled my hair and i hit my head on the table i think, but i didnt go unconcious. Since a little bit after the fight i have felt some stifness and hurting in my neck . I also have had headaches in and out. and i fell just a little bit woozie and light headed here and there. do you think i ha a concussion . Oh and i feel sleepy, but that might just be because im tired. Tell me if i should be worried or not? oh and im the one on the left.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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In case its stiffness and pain in the neck, take rest in flat supine position without pillow. You might require a soft cervical collar if pain is severe and persistent. Avoid movements at the neck region.
You might need to do : X-Ray cervical spine (AP and lateral).
If headache is severe and associated with episodes of giddiness then you need evaluation. But what I suggest is that you take rest and see if sleepiness , light headedness and headache subsides. If its still persistent then get a CT Scan brain (plain) done to rule out any head injury.
Also watch out for any drowsiness, vomiting, fits, blurring of vision, severe headache as it might indicate an underlying head injury.
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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