I had a 45lb exercise machine dropped on my head

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Q: I had a 45lb exercise machine dropped on my head at work on April 14,2015. I have been suffering neck pain, numbness/tingling of the right arm, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, lack of sleep and shoulder pain. I have a history of hydrocephalus, migraines, ulcers and 3 bulging discs in my lower back. (L1 L2 L5) I had an mri done of my head and neck. Their findings were "no evidence of focal disc herniation, spinal stenosis or neutral foraminal compromise. There is abnormal cord signal at the level CB, with associated cord volume loss, probably indicative of chronic myelomalacia. There are no prior imaging studies to document stability of this finding. Etiology is uncertain, as there is no evidence of chiari malformation, syrinx, or extrinsic cord compression". Could my head injury be the cause of this? What are my options for treatment? The hospital did a cat scan of my head on the day off my injury, but not my neck.

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