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Can you get a concussion from shaking your head

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: the whole concept of "shaken baby syndrome" is based on this possibility.
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Possible?Yes.Likely?: No.Dizziness is caused by head shaking is often accompanied by nausea(kids getting off amusement park rides experience dizziness and vomiting).These s... Read More
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
No: Concussions may cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is different from alzheimer's disease. However, some studies indicate the head injury inc... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A little complex: Standard head shaking is harmless, unless you injure your neck. Repetitive head injury such as many concussions can cause post-traumatic encephalopat... Read More
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
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A bit complicated: Repeated head injury is described as a risk factor for alzheimer's. However, it more commonly results in a form of dementia called chronic traumatic e... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 29 years experience
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
Neurology 14 years experience
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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Theoretically: It is theoretically possible to cause what is called a counter-coo concussion it this way, but would be extremely difficult.
A 20-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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
Head concussion: It depends on the severity of the impact, but it is possible with any head trauma and the symptoms varies according to the head trauma.

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