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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Head trauma and nightmares?

Head trauma and nightmares?

Related: Often trauma causes vivid dreams and post traumatic stress disorder. Should pass in time. If not seek the help of a therapist specializing in these type of injuries. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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Can head injury cause floaters?

Can head injury cause floaters?

Not by definition: The common term "floater" refers to defects in the gelatinous substance contained in the eye ; occurs due to aging . Floaters have not been described as secondary to head injury. This is not to say that something could not be forcefully detached or traumatized inside the eye after a head injury giving a visual perception of a problem but it wouldn't be called a "floater.". ...Read more

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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and head popping?

Head jerking, and head popping?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging. ...Read more

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Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

No, not possible.: No, trauma to the head cannot cause an aneurysm. But I want to make sure we are using the terms in a similar fashion. An aneurysm is an unstable blood vessel, a bleed in the brain is a different process. A hard enough trauma could cause bleeding in the brain or it could (rarely) cause rupture of an existing aneurysm. ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago was wearing helmet plus lost consciousness hit head front & back still symptoms of concussion. Is this normal?

Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago was wearing helmet plus lost consciousness hit head front & back still symptoms of concussion. Is this normal?

Yes: The symptoms of concussion may last up to 6 months. You may experience fatigue, difficulties with concentration, headaches, difficulties with sleep, dizziness. Just try to "listen" to your body and get enough rest. If you feel you have to take a nap during the day - it is fine. Make sure that there is no other issues, f.E anemia, thyroid gland issues... Do not assign all to concussion. ...Read more

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Is head injury curable?

Is head injury curable?

Yes, if mild: Mild head trauma/injuries often heal well without problems provided proper care/treatment done promptly. Severe traumatic brain injuries often cause long lasting problems..Headaches, memory problems, psychiatric symptoms, etc..Which may lead to significant disabilities. Thus, it is so important to avoid/prevent traumatic head injuries! ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Can you get concussion from banging head afgainst af door?

Certainly: Any type of head trauma could cause a concussion, but please note, by definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss or memory or a combination of both. Headache secondary to head impact does not qualify. However, maybe your head pain could respond to therapy. See your doctor. ...Read more

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During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck? Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.

During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck?  Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.

Yes: Ligaments connect bone to bone hence play important role in spine stabilization and support. The type of trauma you are describing could lead to ligament injury. Seek care with a physiatrist or spine surgeon. ...Read more

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A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

Head injuries: A closed head injury refers to an injury to the head without fracture of the skull or intrusion through the skull. The brain may not be involved. A concussion is the mildest for of a brain injury. M. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

It may take time: If i interpret your question correctly, you have had a concussion and have had a ct scan that was negative. Your physician has made the diagnosis of concussion. This is a clinical diagnosis based on your complaints, physical findings, history you have provided. ...Read more

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I suffered a head injury (concussion) a couple months ago and since then I have been craving ice. Are the two related?

I suffered a head injury (concussion) a couple months ago and since then I have been craving ice. Are the two related?

Unusual: Symptoms after a head injury could include headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, difficult sleeping, and personality changes. Craving ice is called pagophagia, and it usually means you are anemic. A blood count would be in order. ...Read more

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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

Concussion: If you have had concussion before and the current problem is back, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Once you have recovered don't forget not to lean back in a chair. ...Read more

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Will drinking after a head injury or concussion cause it to not heal? I had a drink the other night while I still had a slight headache. Happened 20 days ago

Will drinking after a head injury or concussion cause it to not heal? I had a drink the other night while I still had a slight headache. Happened 20 days ago

Alcohol = poison: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Yes, not permanent: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury (tbi) commonly affecting 4 areas: thinking, emotion, sleep and body. Symptoms affecting thinking are poor concentration, slow thinking; emotional are irritability, sadness, anxious ; sleep are increased sleeping, trouble falling or staying asleep; body are headache, nausea, dizzy, sensitivity to light or sounds. If you have any of these see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should you stay awake after getting a head injury even if you don't know its a concussion?

See a doc if worried: In the old days, people were advised to stay awake, or have someone wake them up periodically to make sure they were ok after a head injury. Unfortunately, this is not a very good technique. If you are worried that you have a significant head injury, you should get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What would experts say about 1st thing an ER dr. Does to determine a concussion or serious head injury?

Mini mental status: A myriad of actions will make up the initial evaluation of a patient with a suspected concussion. A mini mental status examination is usually part of that battery of tests. Complaints of headache, amnesia, loss of consciousness, nausea/vomiting, blurred or irregular vision, inability to concentrate are also noted. ...Read more

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How can a hypochondriac figure out if they had a head injury or concussion? It's hard to know when you can imagine it so easily and invent symptoms.

How can a hypochondriac figure out if they had a head injury or concussion? It's hard to know when you can imagine it so easily and invent symptoms.

Concussion?: Please see your doctor and then do what he/she says. After that consider seeing a clinical psychologist who can help w/the phobia you mention. Health anxiety is part of our culture at present. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Got a concussion jan 13th. this week having headaches only in the area that I hit my head many times a day. headaches from my head injury? remedy?

Got a concussion jan 13th. this week having headaches only in the area that I hit my head many times a day. headaches from my head injury? remedy?

Post concussive: Headache, mild nausea, some dizziness and generalized aches and pains are common after a concussion. Rest and reducing activity along with over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines like ADVIL or ALEVE (naproxen) are the best treatment. It may take a few more weeks to see them resolve. If they don't get better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.

Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.

Reassurance : No, this is temporary condition and resolutions depend on severity of injury. Be well and take rest seriously. Rest is the therapy. ...Read more

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How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

Could be a few days: Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate: like headache, vomiting or passing out or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as: concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise , sleep disturbances , psychological adjustment problems and depression, disorders of taste and smell. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more