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Slipped and fell backward. Headache, nausea, neck stiffness. Suspected concussion. What test could be done to know problem in detail?

Hi. I work as a RN and last week at work I ran down the hall as a patient there with a brain injury was getting out of bed as I heard his bed alarm. He is quick and i wanted to get to him as soon as possible. I did not realize that the floor had just been mopped and was wet. When I tried to slow down to enter patient s room, my feet went up completely underneath me and I fell backward hitting the back of my head on a tile floor followed by my shoulders and back. My symptoms now consist of persistent headaches, nausea and a neck stiffness . Also having difficulty sleeping. i went to employee health the day it happened and was diagnosed with a contusion etc. I believe I have a concussion and would like to have a MRI or CT scan to see if there is further damage. Waiting to see what they will do this week. I have been working with the headaches, nausea and fatigue . If I can get the approval, what test would show the most detail CT of brain or MRI of brain?
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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If there is any chance of skull injury along with contusion, then you need to get CT scan done.Skull xray can provide some idea about skull fractures.

If there is no bone injury suspected then, MRI would be more ideal for brain injury.

Hope this answers your question.

Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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