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Had head injury. Had lacerations, concussion. On self medication. See the doctor?

I had a head injury in the winter of 2005 basically what happened was I had climbed up into a wire rack with a industrial fan running that was suppose to be off had severe laceration and concussion but never had any neck or back pain until the last 4 years or so I have been self medicating for about 2 years with dolphine I know that it is habit forming but has allowed me to live a more normal life without being in agony 24/7 especially helps with sleep I take about 50mg a day. I have wanted to talk with a local dr but in my area precsciption pills are a major problem and afraid It will give biased views. Any insight or will be helpfull.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Hi ! Possibly during the time of your original head injury, there was some effect on the cervical spine as well and the effect is seen now as neck pain due to cervical spondilytis. This cervical spondilytis could also be an independent entity not related to the original head injury. In both the cases the treatment remains the same like anti inflammatory drugs, and physiotherapy to strengthen the neck muscles. However, if the symptoms prolong or increase, then I would suggest you to show yourself to a orthopaedician for a review and needful.
Wishing you an early recovery. Thanks.
Answered: Fri, 31 May 2013
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