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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes intense pain on the nape of the neck after an injury?

I slipped on hardwood flooring g and hit the back of my head very hard. That was 8 hrs ago. The back of my head hurts a lot and the muscles down my neck and across my upper shoulders are aching too. Putting ice on it seems to help a bit. I have also taken ibuprofen. Is there anything else I can or should do? BTW, I did not lose consciousness. I do not feel ill. It s just the bad ache at the back of my head. At times, my sinuses seem swollen.Any suggestions?
Thu, 6 Apr 2017
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response

The stiffness and pain in the neck is due to spasm associated due to fall...

Don't worry..

If I were you...
I would continue...
Icing frequently..
Take medications...
Take rest...
Don't force any movement on my neck..
Maintain posture...if needed I will go for neck support lke soft collar ( just to support)...

Hope this is helpful for you..
Kindly revert back in case you need any clarification...
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