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Chiari and bangs on the head!

Hi everyone,

Im in pain pretty much everyday with my chiari as it is but yesterday on my way out of work i was coming thru the metal turnstiles and it jammed and i got stuck so i stepped back, and someone tried to help me get thru it but as i came forward the spun it round and the metal bars smacked me straight in the side of the head and in the chest.

My go did it hurt! I burst into tears straight away.. But my head has been so much more pain since.

I hardly slept last night as i was in agony so am so tired aswell today.. I thought i might feel better in the morning but i didnt and all day its just been so painful.

And its not just were it was hit that hurts .. At first it was but now my whole head and neck hurt and ive felt more dizzy than usual too :(

Do you think i would have done any damage? Should i get checked out?

I was just hoping the pain would go back to normal but so far its only worse.. Maybe it will just take a few days i dont know. Has anyone had the same kinda thing happen? Or know when it might hurt a bit less?

TIA x
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I am almost 6 months post op.
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Any time you hit your head and feel dizzy it's a good idea to get it checked out.  Do you have a number you can reach someone on call with your neurosurgeon?  or maybe even the ER and see what they recommend ... I'm betting a CT scan.
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Hi thankyou for your response..
I have a number for my neurosurgeons assistant but she wouldnt be there now with it been midnight i think she is only in thru the day.
I didnt know if i should go to the ER or not and have just took more pain meds and come to work instead but the pain is still pretty bad :( ..
I would have stayed home but i cant afford anymore time off :(.
I only have 2 hours left of my shift do you think i should ring the hospital when i get home? I could ring the 111 number and see what they think i should do?
I do feel dizzy almost everyday anyway but it has been worse today it seems to be everytime i stand up or streach or bend or anything really is setting it off i almost fell down the stairs earlier as i went dizzy and lost balance :(
Also the back of my head feels really tight thats just started coming on the last couple of hours or so do you think it could be related to the bump? x
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I do feel dizzy almost everyday anyway but it has been worse today it seems to be everytime i stand up or streach or bend or anything really is setting it off i almost fell down the stairs earlier as i went dizzy and lost balance

This is NOT normal.  You need to get it checked out and very soon.
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Okay thanks i will do..
Im just so used to some of the chiari symptoms these days i forget they can be serious x
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  I agree u should get checked.....or at the very least call ur NS and see what they suggest u do.

I hope u feel better soon, keep in mind u r still healing and this just may hang around longer due to the fact ur body is still healing....


Keep us posted on what ur Dr says.
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Hi everyone,

just wanted to update you all as you were so kind to reply to me :)

I went to the emergency surgery at the doctors the next morning, and was seen by the doctor who usually sees me so knows about my op.

She said i didnt need to go to hospital as she didnt think i had done too much damage and she just thought i had a mild concusion and whiplash.

She also sent me for my eyes testing i think to check for extra pressure, but my eyes were fine except the optician said i have problems focusing and concentrating but she wasnt sure if that was from the bang on the head or the chiari.

The dr said i should start to fel better in a couple of days but so far no better.. actually started to feel abit worse yesterday :( but i know its prob going to take longer due to my chiari and the surgery only been 6 months ago.

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  Thanks for the update !!

Sending <3 ((hugs)) and prayers u feel better soon.....rest, rest and then rest some more and allow ur body to heal....no over doing it....

Keep us posted.
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I would go and get checked out.  If worried about it do it.  That is what I do.
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