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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
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. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes and no: There is a "s" curve of recovery. Recovery may stall or be slow at first, then pick up sharply with remarkable effect, but then slow again short of f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neuro exam, MRI: While there are many tests for brain injury, MRI is the most sensitive test to show brain injury from a test perspective. Neurological examination is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Depends: Really depends on what you are asking about -- residual cognitive dysfunction, memory or possibility of seizures are all possible sequellae of head tr ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
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 ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
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 functi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience in Psychiatry
See one of us: If acute, goto the ER. If it happened sometime in the past, and you are not currently dizzy or nauseated, or having stroke-like symptoms, then make a ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Not Likely: Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (pacns), is a rare disorder specifically targeting the CNS blood supply. Its' cause is unknown. It is t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Yes: Brain injury can cause a speech impediment depending on the part of brain involved, structural damage to face, ears, nerves.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience in Trauma Surgery
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 ... Read More
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