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Fall on the tailbone followed by convulsion, eased after tremors, have persistent tailbone pain, headache. Emergency?

Brother in law fell on tailbone after slipping on brick stairs. About 10seconds after falling, he began convulsing for about 20seconds. He woke up immediately after tremors stopped, and said he was fine. Only pain in his tailbone. No other neuro symptoms. He now has severe headache , went to bed. Refuses to go to the er to be seen. Do you believe we need to override him and take to the er?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM!

Convulasions and headache are strong indicators of significant head injury.
Did he bang his head as he fell?
Even though, he needs to be evaluated in ER and scanned if (mostly will) need be.
Head injury and spinal trauma needs to be looked for.

You should take him to the ER.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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