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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...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


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Can you regain movement in paralyzed limbs after a traumatic brain injury?

Can you regain movement in paralyzed limbs after a traumatic brain injury?

Never Ever Give Up: Most improvement will usually occur in the period after the injury depending on severity. Additional improvement can occur up to 18 months later but remember never ever give up! with continued work and careful exercizes improvements can continue to be evident long after therapies stop. ...Read more

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Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur because of any structure encroaching upon that space. It can be congenital or something that you are born with. It is commonly caused by disc bulging or herniation, facet joint hypertrophy (overgrowth) from arthritis, or ligament buckling. Trauma as you described could lead to a bulging disc or arthritis with time. ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more

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Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

When I was a diving : Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone remain unconscious from a closed head injury (blow to the head)?

For what length of time can someone remain unconscious from a closed head injury (blow to the head)?

Could be permanent: A blow to the head can result in permanent coma, even death. This is why blunt force trauma from punches and kicks can be so threatening. ...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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Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and some may have memory loss for events during and following the trauma. Neither will return. However, subsequent memory is usually normal. ...Read more

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Could you possibly regain movement in paralyzed limbs after a traumatic brain injury?

Could you possibly regain movement in paralyzed limbs after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes: This would depend on the location and extent of the injury. I also believe that your questions implies there is no concurrent spinal cord injury. Injury to the brain can afffect specific cortical regions (ie. Motor) and fiber tracts. The patient can recover as the contusions resolves over time. Intense rehabilitation may help the patient regain some of his movement. ...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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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

All additive and: needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more

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Can rough head massage cause damage to brain?

Can rough head massage cause damage to brain?

No, unless...: Assuming that the head is not moving during the massage, and that it is not being struck, the brain will not be damaged. Infants and those missing a piece of skull (after a trauma) need to avoid having their head massaged. ...Read more

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Can brain damage from a blow to the head that knocked me out not show up on an MRI. Headache vomiting dizzy forgetful angry times 5w MRI negative. ?

Can brain damage from a blow to the head that knocked me out  not show up on an MRI. Headache vomiting dizzy forgetful angry times 5w MRI negative. ?

Post-concussion : syndrome can cause the physical, mental & behavioral symptoms you describe after a mild brain injury that causes no visible or clinical signs of damage to intracranial structures. . PCS starts within a week-10 days after a concussion & can last up to a year. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-concussion-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20032705 ...Read more

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Hard blow to head after 2 strokes?

Head injury: Head injuries are always concerning. If you lost consciousness or are having symptoms such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, increased numbness or weakness, slurred speech or blurred vision see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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