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Suggest ways to rule out a concussion

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: Hi! Today i was at a friends house and her dog that is a golden retriever ran towards me and jumped on me pretty forcefully. He was only playing however he jumped on my right leg and arm and i didnt fall but it bothered my neck and made me stiff. Now i suffered a concussion and neck injury 3 and a half weeks ago which i am still recovering from but doing better. This incident with the dog cannot cause another concussion correct? Im just very anxious and paranoid. Thank u!
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing serious, get treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Such a incident may not lead to any concussion injury at this age without any head injury.
The brain is well fixed by meningeal membrane inside bony skull.
Neck pain usually relieves with time.
Medication like pregabalin or gabapentin can help in reducing pain.
Muscle relaxant may be used like tizanidine or thiocholchicoside for stiffness.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (20 hours later)
Thank you very much!
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get back if needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
You are welcome to this forum for all your medical queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: Nothing serious, get treatment as advised Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Such a incident may not lead to any concussion injury at this age without any head injury. The brain is well fixed by meningeal membrane inside bony skull. Neck pain usually relieves with time. Medication like pregabalin or gabapentin can help in reducing pain. Muscle relaxant may be used like tizanidine or thiocholchicoside for stiffness. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist