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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No.: Just not do it vigorously.
Dr. Clarence Watridge
45 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It takes much more head shaking than this to cause a brain injury. There is some controversy over the shaking head injury theory even in children.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, : No, an adult could not injure their own brain by shaking it. If you hit your head against something, it could injure it. An individual could hurt so ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: But don' t try harder!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Bumpy gocart &brain?: You mention your go cart ride was bumpy, but didn't describe anything like head injury or loss of consciousness. If you did experience either of these ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Who Shakes Head?: The baby can't shake his head enough to cause damage. But if the baby is shaken by someone else there can be severe and fatal brain injury. Babies mus ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Brain injuries & MRI: Some brain injuries show on MRI, like contusion, bleeding, etc. Not all injuries show on an MRI. Concussion may appear as no injury on MRI.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Yes: Yes, but not always. Some damage may take years to be visible on mri.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: The brain is well cushioned in a pool of fluid surrounded by a tough bony shell. A heat hit with no loss of consciousnes and a lack of the dazing (ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: However, if the head shaking is very vigorous it can cause damage.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Tapping your head with your finger, no matter how hard, will not damage your brain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, wh ... Read More

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