Watch Out for Concussions
Concussions can happen to anyone, not just athletes.
"You also need a good cervical spine examination because there can be two different injuries, one to the brain and one to the area of the spine where the skull meets the neck," says Dr. Figler. People who have degenerative changes in the spine are particularly vulnerable to cervical spine injury. This may cause headaches and neck pain as well as more dizziness and lightheadedness.