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Dizzy spells, sore neck and back after knocking lower back of head with husband's elbow. What to do ?

Hi a week ago my husband accidently knocked the lower back of my head with his elbow in his sleep, then for most of the wee k i was getting dizzy spells like the room spining, and was slowly getting better plus i has a sore neck and back, now hes done it again in the same place only harder this time and my neck is very sore and im getting dizzy spells again, what should i do? will it just get better?
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that you got hit in the same place twice. However, I wish to reassure you that there is no need to worry, as it is not serious.

This condition is referred to as post-traumatic vertigo, and is self-limiting in nature. You should improve in 1-2 weeks time.

For relief of pain, you could take ibuprofen or diclofenac, and for dizziness, you can take betahistine. Try to take some rest too.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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