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Slight and transit brain injury?

Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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


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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuroimaging: The most widely used tests are neuroimaging - CAT scan and MRI scans of many forms. Other tests include electroencephalogram, evoked potentials and most important, the clinical neurological examination. ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain injury?

What are common causes of brain injury?

CDC guidelines: According to cdc: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%). The link for the above is at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...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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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have had a brain injury?

What should you do if you have had a brain injury?

Let me explain: You have to try to understand your injury? What are your limitations? You have to try to live with your limitation? Do not bashful to ask for gaudiness and help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Need evaluation: Are you concerned about re-injury? Was it a traumatic brain injury? Frontal lobe affected? Have you been diagnosed with depression or post traumatic stress disorder? This is not a simple subject- It isn't one we can answer on HealthTap Basic. It is worth discussing with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a dissecting brain injury is?

What is a dissecting brain injury is?

Damage to artery: Dissection usually relates to injury to an artery when part of the multilayer of the artery partially tears and blood gets between the layers. ...Read more

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Can brain injury lead to autism?

Can brain injury lead to autism?

Not by definition: A brain injury under the age of three, would fit the research definition as a cause of cerebral palsy and any associated limitations would be part of it. After three, the limitations would be brain injury related. The complex interplay of language, social and other features of autism do not fit a the pattern of an injury as it affects too many different areas of the brain at the same time. ...Read more

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Is stuttering caused by a brain injury?

Is stuttering caused by a brain injury?

Maybe: This speech rhythm and rate disorder affects 5% of children aged 2 - 5. It may last for several weeks to several years. Stuttering tends to run in families and genes that cause stuttering have been identified. There is evidence that stuttering may be a result of some unusual brain injuries, such as stroke or traumatic brain injuries. ...Read more

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Is tattoos ok to get wen had brain injury?

Is tattoos ok to get wen had brain injury?

SEE BELOW: There is not any reason why a brain injury would affect a tattoo, but why do you wish to have one or more placed? ...Read more

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I have brain injury or just a bad headache?

I have brain injury or just a bad headache?

Vague Q !: Did you hit your head ? You need to be seen by a doctor, i can not clearly answer you like this ! ...Read more

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Can rehab help me with a traumatic brain injury?

Can rehab help me with a traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program. If you have difficulty identifying one contact your state Brain Injury Association for recommendation ...Read more

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Could pot holes give you a brain injury/concussion?

Could pot holes give you a brain injury/concussion?

Maybe...: If your head fell into one from standing position, perhaps. Just driving over one in a car won't likely cause concussion or brain injury, unless at high speed, with rollover, etc. ...Read more

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Are there standard first aid practices for brain injury?

3 important things: If you suspect serious head injury, you need to take care of three things right from the start: 1. Observe for signs of shock, a concussion, or a skull fracture. 2. Position the victim so he or she is immobile, in order to prevent further damage to both the brain and the spinal cord. 3. Treat scalp cuts and wounds for bleeding to avoid infection. Call for help. If conscious turn face sideways. ...Read more

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My father has developed brain injury. What is it exactly?

Brain injury types: I would need more informnation to provide a specific reply. Is hisbrain injury ischemic ( such as a stroke , or traumatic ? ...Read more

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What happens to traumatic brain injury survivors a month out?

Depends: A month out is too early to see how the person will be, that takes about a year. Usually the condition is static and looks about the same as they did right after the accident. Over time new symptoms can emerge, like impulsivity but the symptoms usually get better or stay the same. What the person looks like a year after the event is usually how they will be. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...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