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Are headaches the result of neck and/or head injury ?

Are headaches the result of neck and/or head injury ?

Headaches: Headaches have a multitude of causes and certainly may be associated with head and neck muscle strains. Taking nsaids as Ibuprofen may be helpful and decrease the severity of ha, if these continue evaluation by a medical providers is important. ...Read more

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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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What are the signs of head injury with a child?

What are the signs of head injury with a child?

Many: Crankiness, sleepiness, agitation, change in appetite, confusion, lapses, seizures can occur. Any change from the norm should prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Signs of concussion ?

Signs of concussion ?

4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read more

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With serious head trauma accident, what's the chances of correspondance?

With serious head trauma accident, what's the chances of correspondance?

Define serious: Once the severity of the head injury is defined, a more educated answer may be provided. The brain is very plastic and may recover to a certain extent. With brain injuries, there is always hope, but one has to also be realistic. ...Read more

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Symptoms of radial head fracture?

Symptoms of radial head fracture?

Pain: Most commonly falls on the wrist, forearm or elbow can result in a radial head fracture.Symptoms are ususally pain in the elbow and mild swelling(if isolated).Painful supination(palming up)is usually present .Occassionallly these can not be seen well on initial radiographs.See your ors if pain in your elbow persists after a fall.Very common! ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of head and neck cancers?

What are the warning signs of head and neck cancers?

Common ones: Common signs can be a tip off for underlying head/neck cancer. A sore throat that gets worse despite antibiotics, a neck lump that keeps growing, voice hoarseness that get worse despite rest and therapy, or difficulty swallowing that gets worse are some common situations. General signs (major tiredness, unintentional weight loss) can happen. In pts with smoking & alcohol use the are more worrisome. ...Read more

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What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

Head injury loss mem: Impaired memory is one of the universal problem of people with head injury.There is loss of short term memory.Loss of retrograde amnesia, severe cases of brain injury anteririor grade amnesia.Head injury deped on severity can have different variations of memory loss. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read more

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Is cerebellar ataxia a result of severe head injury?

Is cerebellar ataxia a result of severe head injury?

It can be: Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain. ...Read more

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Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Injury to head : Some of the blood vessels speclly in the temples in our heads are very close to the skull Therefore susceptible to minor trauma to the head. Persistent headaches, mental status changes, drowsiness are all worrisome signs. Please go to the ER if you are having continued headaches, nausea blurred vision, drowsiness or any other progressive symptoms. An bleeding inside the head must be ruled out ...Read more

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After effects of head contusion?

After effects of head contusion?

Head: Really no major consequences, if what you mean is a brain contusion, then headaches and seizures are possible sequel late. ...Read more

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What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

Erroneous assumption: The concept of "minor" brain injury is misplaced. All brain injury is serious. Exact need for rehabilitation recommendations depends on type of injury, extent of disability and patient's pre-existing level of function. ...Read more

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How are head injuries a cause of alzheimers?

How are head injuries a cause of alzheimers?

Repetitive injury: Some of this comes from football and hockey players, who have experienced repetitive concussions and head injuries and eventually develop dementia at a young age. These clinical patterns mimic Alzheimer's, but the pathology is more localized to the brain surface with injury. In many pts, head injury increases the risk but does not CAUSE the problem. ...Read more

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Can my nerve irritation in head and lack of emotion be a syptom of neurological based behavior after hitting my head ?

Can my nerve irritation in head and lack of emotion be a syptom of neurological based behavior after hitting my head ?

Head injury: Head injuries, even those thought of as "mild" can lead to cognitive (thinking) problems, emotional changes etc. Headache is common, of various types as well. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible and likely a neurologist. If you had the MRI and it is normal, it is reassuring, but your symptoms could certainly be the head injury. There is treatment, depending on specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could head injuries be a cause of alzheimers?

Could head injuries be a cause of alzheimers?

Maybe: They can present in diff ways: due to damage to the neurons themselves (contussion or bleeding), damage to the white matter tracts (most common), or in worst cases with multiple injuries, progress to a neurodegenerative disease called CTE which shows pathology in TDP-43 and Tau (like frontotemporal lobar degeneration). They are all risk factors for DAT (alzheimers type) as well. ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not : Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

Various: Moderate to severe closed head injuries. Also, any injury which penetrates the skull/brain. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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