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    gale Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 11, 2007, 12:03 PM
    continued pain after fall
    I tripped on a curb exactly 8 days ago and fell on my left side hitting my head, arm, rib. It was a very strong fall. The x-rays showed no breakage to arm nor rib, but I was in a lot of pain. The pain has subsided somewhat but I still have limited use of my arm, my left side still hurts and now my back hurts as well, which never did before. Is this a temporary situation or should I expect long term pain in these areas. Thank you!
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    grammadidi Posts: 1,182, Reputation: 468
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    Mar 11, 2007, 12:25 PM
    I would go back to the doctor. You may have a cervical injury. Quite often you will initially feel arm pain with a neck injury, and it is not unusual for your back to hurt 3 days or more after a fall.

    I really suspect that if you hit your head and injured your rib and arm on one side, that the jar was enough to cause neck problems. I am an advocate of immediate physiotherapy for these types of injuries. A neck or back injury can take 8 to 12 weeks to improve, but there can be long-term, lasting effects if the appropriate treatment is not received in the first 4 to 6 weeks.


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