Re: Head injury?? Advice/help please...
i would not be so concerned about the actual board itself hitting you like that but more like the impact of that wave that accompanied it too. do you recall whether or not your neck actually whipped backwards or even to the side when that impact occured? just given that you have the current symptoms you do right now, could indicate more of a neck type of injury more than actual head injury itself? if this persists, and it has already been a few days here, i would at the very least see your primary for an eval and possible x ray at the very minimum. this would at least, with a c spine series, check out the vertebral alignment. if this lasts longer, or you show new symptoms like in the arms or hands(numbness tingling pain), an MRI of that c spine area may be the best way to really rule out possible c spine injury here.
the forces involved by just being hit by waves can and do cause people some good neck injurys in some cases. it all comes down to how much real force was involved, how you were hit, and what your c spine/neck area did upon that hard impact. a really good friend of mine and his brand new wife went to hawaii on their honeymoon and he came home with a herniated disc in his c spine after he was just hit by a good wave at the beach one day. this is just one area that needs evaluating considering everything you stated here. i would just make an appt to get this done. better safe than sorry, ya know? please let us know how you are doing. **
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