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My Son Fell Hitting The Back Of His Head On

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Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Question: My son fell hitting the back of his head on a wet floor. He is 15 years old and 5.10 ft tall.there was no bump or cut, but he said hit badly. There was no headache, vomiting or any other symptoms other than a light neck pain for a day.its been 7 days. Should I be consulting a doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. BR Hudda (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Immobilsation of neck with a cervical collar and get an X ray done

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I appreciate your concern.

You should get an xray done of the neck (cervical spine), in order to rule out any fracture.

Since pain is persisting after 7 days, so you need to rule out fracture first.

Meanwhile ask him to use cervical collar for immobilization of the neck.

You can give him pain killer with muscle relaxant for symptomatic relief.

Hope this helps
Please feel free to ask for further queries or assistance.
Thanks
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My Son Fell Hitting The Back Of His Head On

Brief Answer: Immobilsation of neck with a cervical collar and get an X ray done Detailed Answer: Hello, I appreciate your concern. You should get an xray done of the neck (cervical spine), in order to rule out any fracture. Since pain is persisting after 7 days, so you need to rule out fracture first. Meanwhile ask him to use cervical collar for immobilization of the neck. You can give him pain killer with muscle relaxant for symptomatic relief. Hope this helps Please feel free to ask for further queries or assistance. Thanks