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Do I need Med. atten for my Neck?

Posted In: Neck conditions 2 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 22, 2007
  • 08:11 PM

Last Wend. I fell from a guys shoulders (about 6'4) onto my head (we do pro wrestling at a training center). I'm about 5'7, female, maybe 120lb (little). Anyhow when I fell I remember feeling my neck jar and tingling going from my right side up into my neck and ear. It took me about 3min. or so to be able to stand up, everything was really blurry and weak in my body after that. The next few days I got dizzy and felt sick on and off, and of course my neck was sore. But that weekend I only felt like a burning in my shoulder and neck, the back of my head was really sore to the touch. Yesterday I had to go to practice, I took one frontflip- back bump and it made me dizzy and weak. I sat out the rest of the time, so I didn't do anything else to worsen the injury. Now this morning I have little to no moment in my neck, my head has been pounding! I've taken the max dose of pain killers and muscle relievers I can take at a time, its not really helping.... So my question is, does anyone think that this could be a serious injury that could paralyze or anything along those lines? I don't have insurance so I don't want to go to an E.R. unless it could be dangerous not to get it looked at....

-The rest of my symptoms are-
Sore to lift arms
Head and neck sensitive to touch
Hard to move my neck up and down
Pinching in my upper back/spin
Lower back continually popping but I don't really feel it (I just hear it)
Headache continually
Sore shoulders

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  • If it's been more than a couple weeks and you're feeling no relief, you absolutely will likely need medical attention to start feeling better.Buy a short-term insurance policy. An ER visit would be a waste. You will likely (at least) need a C-spine MRI. You likely have herniated/bulging/protruding discs and will need treatment and physical therapy. You very well could have other problems as well. Symptoms aren't treatable until the underlying causes are diagnosed, so make that important - especially given that your career is physical in nature. Without appropriate treatment, your body will only get worse (even if it's not until later on).
    misskr 17 Replies Flag this Response
  • Completely agree with misskr.Make sure you get on top of treatment sooner rather than later - as delayed treatment can result in a much longer rehabilitation period and poorer outcome. In addition, your work (being physical in nature) and general everyday activity could potentially cause more damage, making your condition worse. Good luck,PhysioAdvisor
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