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Are symptoms of numbness and headaches normal having experienced head injury?

Hello, I fell and hit the back of head over 20years ago. I did not go to the doctor and now periodically I am feeling a numbness in the right side of my head and a heaviness in my right ear. I also get headaches if I lay down for too long on the back of head. The pain goes down to the back of my right shoulder. Please advise. Thank you.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,
I am Dr. Deepak, I work in Emergency department, where I see many of my patients with injury to there head. As you have mentioned you had injury to your head 20 yrs back and started to have symptoms of numbness in the right side of you head and heaviness in your right ear. You also get headaches if you down for too long and the pain goes down to back of your right shoulder.
I feel your injury which happened 20 yrs back, is not connected with your problem of numbness and headaches which has come now. And since your problem is persisting, I would recommend you should go and get examined by a Doctor. In my opinion it would be better if you can show to Neurologist.
Thank you
Hope your concern was dealt with and hope you have speedy recovery.
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