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can you get a concussion without hitting your head

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Very rarely: It takes a bit of force to produce a concussion-so while in a rare circumstance one might turn the head fast enough(elderly) or rotate fast enough(e.G ... Read More

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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, you could.: The violent forward movement of the brain in the skull could cause a concussion.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Concussion refers to head, skull and/or brain trauma.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: A concussion can come from a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, even without a direct blow to the head. Car wrecks are common sources of ... Read More
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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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Concussion: Any head injury may cause a concussion. Some are mild, some are moderate, and some are severe. They may cause symptoms of headache, dizziness, nause ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not hard: Concussions are serious, and recent evidence shows that they are not diagnosed as often as they probably should be. If you have had any trauma to the ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Not a concussion: If headache is the only symptom and there is no additional symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting coma loss of consciousness, or weakness of arms o ... Read More

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