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Strange Concussion Symptom - Help

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  • Posted By: bubba59
  • February 26, 2007
  • 01:50 AM

My daughter took a fall during a basketball game yesterday and sustained a concussion. They did a CT scan and there was no skull fracture. The symptom that stumped the ER MD and the ophthamolgist on call was as follows: When you bring afinger towards my daughters face at about a foot out she fliches and gets a severe pain in the back of her head. When they tried to look in her eyes with their light tool on ultra low it was all she could was cringing and shaking with pain trying to let them look. The pain was intense. Her sight tested out great with an eye chart. She can stand on one leg, do twirls, her balance is unaffected. Short term sight and light is intense and causes a reaction in the back of the head. Anyone with ideas.

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  • hi what did the md say they thought it was?any info i will look it up for you.
    rebeccamc 40 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 05:08 PM
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  • The ER MD was very puzzled and called the on-call opthamolgist for a consult. They called back and said they had never seen the response my daughter was exhibiting. They left it at that and said call a week later for an appointment if the condition did not worsen. The classified it as a moderate concussion. I have asked a few people today and they said rather than treat it as a normal concussion if there were not normal symptoms a neurolgist should have been called. The child neurolgist in town is booked thru April so we are going to our general practicioner tomorrow to try and get a referal. Again there are some mild headaches, but no other symptoms of memory loss, blurry vision, loss of balance etc. The only apparent sypmtom is when trying to focus on something close it creates a sharp pain in the back of her head. She can watch TV, but not read a book. She can read road signs, but not her PALM. The response is very reactive, I can bring my finger towards her face and at a point the pain is sharp and lasts for a few minutes. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    bubba59 1 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 06:46 AM
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  • I was recently assaulted and received a severe concussion. CT showed nothing and I have no skull fractures but almost two months later my left eye has yet to return to normal. Blurred vision, headaches etc. I have a single dilated pupil. It causes my other eye to strain to compensate. The general practitioner says I'm fine and the optpmetrist sees no damage to the eye itself. I don't know about the pain but I was extremely sensetive to light at first. It slowly gets better with time. The biggest problem is now I can't read as far as I used to with either eye. The compensating has caused my other eye to become blurry even though it's dominant. she may just be experiencing the same problems. Check her pupils for a single dilation
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2010
    • 00:59 AM
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  • First off, I'm sorry. I just suffered a concussion 2 weeks ago and they aren't fun at all. The only thing I can think of is if she fell and hit the back of her head and injured the soft tissue. Or where ever she hit her head damaged the soft tissue and is causing adhesions within the connective tissue. It isn't as scary as it sounds. I highly recommend that you find a craniosacral therapist (or massage therapist who practice craniosacral therapy) to work on your daughter. It's a gentle touch technique that will really help her body heal. I had it done about 5 days after I fell down a flight of stairs and could actually feel my cranial bones move back into their right places. Plus I personally think it will help reduce the risk of post-concussion syndrome. Schedule an appt with a craniosacral therapist, see them and see how her eyes are doing afterward. She'll probably need a few hour long sessions but she'll feel much much better. If you find out anything else, I'm curious to hear so please post!Thanks,Annie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2010
    • 05:25 AM
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