can i cause brain damage if my head is jerked around while i am concussed? or does there need to be some mechanical force involved?
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Post-consussion: After a concussion, for weeks the brain is at greatly increased risk of damage from repeated trauma. This would include jostling from a roller-coaster or off-roading, contact sports. Even excess visual stimulation such as reading, (yes reading!), must be avoided after a concussion until completely recovered. It is a very sensitive and potentially dangerous recovery period which must be respected.
Last updated Feb 28, 2016
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