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I had head trauma and no sign of brain injury in MRI but i still have these tingling sensations in my head for 2 years now will this be permanent ?

I had head trauma and no sign of brain injury in MRI but i still have these tingling sensations in my head for 2 years now will this be permanent ?

Pins and needles: Or tingling headache. It is a part of the post concussion syndrome. Often accompanying the condition are symptoms of post-traumatic syndrome such as vertigo, blurred vision, memory impairment, reduced attention span, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, mood changes and irritability. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Question is ?: Significant head trauma can possibly cause personality changes. I've never heard of sun- reactions initiating lasting mood changes. Perhaps your changes in mood are only created by worry. Best way to find out is to seek psychological or psychiatric help. At 19 you are vulnerable to worry and anxiety. Please seek help to alleviate your concerns which may have no basis in reality. You're normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have some sort of brain injury even when MRI studies show negative ?

Is it possible to have some sort of brain injury even when MRI studies show negative ?

Yes: A typical MRI of Brain is unlikely to show evidence for Brain injury in mild TBI and some cases of moderate TBI unless Diffusion Tensor Imaging Protocol is used (DTI). Regardless the diagnosis of mild Brain Injury (I.e. Concussion ) is made based on symptoms and signs and not based on imaging. ...Read more

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Had a brain MRI and it states the findings are associated with mild traumatic brain injury (i was i an accident in dec 2011) states also the white matter found which is bilateral is no evidence for acute ischemia or cerebral parenchymal bleed. This was g

Had a brain MRI and it states the findings are associated with mild traumatic brain injury (i was i an accident in dec 2011) states also the white matter found which is bilateral is no evidence for acute ischemia or cerebral parenchymal bleed.  This was g

The : The good news is that there was no bleeding found in your brain or areas that are damaged due to lack of oxygen. Mild traumatic brain injury is a fancy way to say concussion. A concussion is defined as the result of the forceful motion of the head or impact causing a brief change in mental status or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. Common symptoms include: fatigue headaches visual disturbances memory loss poor attention/concentration sleep disturbances dizziness irritability emotional disturbances depression seizures an important thing to note, is that these symptoms may not be present or noticed at the time of injury. It could take days or even weeks before any symptoms appear, and usually go unnoticed. There is nothing to worry about, you will be just fine. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a brain injury .Headache and cervical pain started a week later.mri scans are normal.its been 2 years and no cure.i'm depressed now.please help.

I had a brain injury .Headache and cervical pain started a week later.mri scans are normal.its been 2 years and no cure.i'm depressed now.please help.

Headache, neck pain: and depression after TBI. What other symptoms do you have and how quickly do the headaches come on ? Management of headache depends on an accurate headache diagnosis. TBI is hard to evaluate and treat. I find that MRI plays very little role in the work up and management. It might take me 3 hours to fully examine a patient with cognitive complaints. You should consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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Doctor's mentioned a MRI for 2 yr old w/possible brain injury but after talking to the last one they all opted out..!? What do we do to get one..?

Brain damage: Ordering an MRI is really based on whether the treating team is looking to find a treatable causes and based on the limited history given here an MRI would likely not be helpful. ...Read more

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Received a head injury in an explosion 3/9/05, stapled by a podiatrist, never seen for the injury. MRIs completed this year. Haven't been seen by dr. How do I know if I have a TBI? MRI of brain looks questionable, but no insurance to confirm.

Received a head injury in an explosion 3/9/05, stapled by a podiatrist, never seen for the injury.  MRIs completed this year. Haven't been seen by dr. How do I know if I have a TBI?  MRI of brain looks questionable, but no insurance to confirm.

Podiatrist?: Is that a mistake? A podiatrist specializes in feet and would not be an appropriate person to evaluate or treat head trauma. What do you mean by the MRI looking "questionable"? What does the report say? ...Read more

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Does brain damage show up on an mri?

Does brain damage show up on an mri?

Think about it, Remy: Whatever would you do brain MRIs for if they didn't show "damage"? The difficulty here lies with your terminology. Brain "damage" is so vague as to be essentially meaningless. MANY disease processes can afflict the brain, & the MRI appearance of "damage" is distinctive depending on the kind of "damage" it is. Neuroradiologists interpret the "damage" all day long. I'm very grateful that they exist. ...Read more

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How much could brain damage show up on an mri?

How much could brain damage show up on an mri?

MRI brain: An MRI is quite sensitive to brain damage and should be helpful in determining the amount that might have been done. ...Read more

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Would brain damage caused by a blow to the head show up on an MRI?

Would brain damage caused by a blow to the head show up on an MRI?

Brain injuries & MRI: Some brain injuries show on MRI, like contusion, bleeding, etc. Not all injuries show on an MRI. Concussion may appear as no injury on MRI. ...Read more

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Is a brain mri without contrast as effective in finding the problem such as brain damage?

Is a brain mri without contrast as effective in finding the problem such as brain damage?

Yes: An mri without contrast can be a valuable tool. Also ask your doctor about Diffusion Tenson Imaging, a newer test that is a valuable tool in assessing brain damage. ...Read more

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Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?

Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?

Brain damage...: ...Is detected by a neurologic (or neuropsychiatric) exam to elicit and assess the numerous functions of various regions of the brain, not by imaging. An MRI is good to look for some causes of brain damage but cannot tell you if there is or is not any damage. ...Read more

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How long till your body detoxes all the drugs out of body after you quit drug use? Can MRI show brain damage?

How long till your body detoxes all the drugs out of body after you quit drug use? Can MRI show brain damage?

Varies & maybe: Different drugs are metabolized & eliminated from the body at different rates, so there is no one answer to this part of your question. Mri brain scans can detect brain damage, but not all kinds of brain damage. Also anatomy is not the same as function. So just because a scan looks "bad" doesn't mean the function is bad. If you abuse drugs & brainscan shows damage, it's too late to undo. But quit! ...Read more

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Is a brain MRI used to detect or rule out alcohol induced brain damage?

Is a brain MRI used to detect or rule out alcohol induced brain damage?

Not typically.: Alcohol is a major cause of brain damage, and it has been estimated that one alcoholic beverage kills about 50,000 neurons. There are about 100,000,000,000 neurons in the brain. By the time the damage is detectable on MRI, there has significant brain damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more