What can I do to feel better after I jolted my body in a fall?
September 13, 2013 2:17 PM Subscribe
I fell on the back of my head yesterday while playing kickball. I did the right thing and went to the ER, and got the all-clear: no concussion. I felt fine but headachey last night. Today I feel quite bad, and I'm not sure what I should be doing. Sporty-people, help?
posted by juniperesque to health & fitness (13 answers total)
So I caught a pop fly, and the force of the catch threw me backwards and I hit the back of my head on the dirt. I saw stars for a moment and may have passed out extremely briefly. Per advice of many involved, I went to the ER pretty much right away, where I was cat-scanned, etc., and found to not have a concussion. I was released with orders to take motrin for pain if necessary.
Today, upon waking, I felt like my entire body had been hit with a meat-tenderizer. Nearly every muscle in my neck, shoulders, and back are in pain. The only thing I can think of is that falling on my head caused some sort of jolt upon landing that rattled me badly, but I have no idea. (No one was close enough to me when I fell to see exactly what happened.)
YANMD. The dial-a-nurse for my doctor's practice says to ice it, take motrin, and go to the ER if I am in severe pain. The ER doctor last night said heating pad and motrin. I have taken the motrin and am still in pain, not sure to heat or freeze what is essentially the entire trunk-part of my body, or how to go about doing that. What now?