A 28-year-old male asked:
I tried mma for 2 weeks and may have gotten a mild concussion. felt stunned, but nothing after & no headache. i continued going to class & getting hit in the head. i stopped now, but could this have initiated cte by not letting the concussion heal?
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Pediatrics 24 years experience
CTE: The best available evidence tells us that CTE is caused by repetitive hits to the head sustained over a period of years. This doesn’t mean a handful of concussions: most people diagnosed with CTE suffered hundreds or thousands of head impacts over the course of many years. Some common changes seen include impulse control problems, aggression, depression and paranoia. Avoid hits to the head.
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