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can you get a concussion from shaking your head

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't think so: Your body has fail-safes in its function that prevent such an injury by simple head shaking. I suppose if you spent hours doing it you could eventuall ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
No: Concussions may cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is different from alzheimer's disease. However, some studies indicate the head injury inc ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: the whole concept of "shaken baby syndrome" is based on this possibility.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
First ALS, now this: A couple of yr ago that furshlugginer Ice Bucket Challenge set off an epidemic of ALS hysteria among healthy young people. Now it's concussion anxiety ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience Neurology
The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Yes: Any impact to the head has potential for causing concussion. There are even instances of concussion without direct impact to the head, rare though.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Theoretically: It is theoretically possible to cause what is called a counter-coo concussion it this way, but would be extremely difficult.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Unlikely: What symptoms make you think you've had a concussion? You need to speak with a doctor to determine a diagnosis (whether concussion or otherwise), whet ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Depends on how hard: By definition, a concussion is a head injury causing loss of consciousness, loss of memory or a combination of both. If this did not occur, you did n ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Certianly yes.If u: hit hard enough.I would redirect your focus to why or how u did this?If intentional ,you need to talk to your doctor about this behavior,and get help. ... Read More

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