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Fainted after a fall. Need to go to emergency?

My 11 year old son was on our trampoline and was doing a flip. Landed on top of his head and he heard a sound in his neck and it hurt his neck badly. Doesn t hurt lying down but does hurt sitting up. He can move all extremities. He almost fainted after it happened. He s lying down but do we need to go to the emergency room?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Loss of consciousness (fainting) is a concerning symptom which is suggestive of brain injury.

He needs immediate examination and investigation to look for any internal brain injury.

At the same time x rays of neck to be done to look for any neck injury.

Hence consult emergency for further examination and investigations.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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