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Hi. Bumped head on wall, tiny bump has healed but can't quit grinding teeth (I have tmj) that same area aches now. Ideas on wht it is? How to treat?

Hi. Bumped head on wall, tiny bump has healed but can't quit grinding teeth (I have tmj) that same area aches now. Ideas on wht it is? How to treat?

See DDS for Eval: Bruxism (grinding teeth) is not a dangerous disorder. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain. See dentists who have more experience in evaluating bruxism and treating TMJ. ...Read more

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Healing from bump on head, bumped head on wall 3 days ago. Tend to grind teeth when anxious, area near temple aches now. Is it tmj or frm bump or both?

Healing from bump on head, bumped head on wall 3 days ago. Tend to grind teeth when anxious, area near temple aches now. Is it tmj or frm bump or both?

Possibly both: See your Dentist to treat your bruxism (grinding) and your jaw joint problems before significant damage is done. Call your family Physician to ask if your head injury requires additional care. ...Read more

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Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

All additive and: Needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more

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Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?

Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?

Depends: You did not say where the numbness ; tingling are. If worsening, spreading (arms, hands), or you have weakness (arms, hands), or trouble walking, go to your doctor, who can ask you more questions and examine you. If symptoms mild, you can wait and see if they get better on their own. ...Read more

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Hi, opened mouth then heard ears make popping sound, felt fluid go dwn nose, . Also bumped head on wall days ago. Healing. Have tmj & anxiety also?

Hi, opened mouth then heard ears make popping sound, felt fluid go dwn nose, . Also bumped head on wall days ago. Healing. Have tmj & anxiety also?

TMJ and Anxiety: Yes, clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint, fullness in the ear when you open or close your mouth or chew is a TMJ common symptoms. There's a link between depression and anxiety symptoms and TMJ disorder. See orofacial pain specialist and CBT psychologist near you for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi bumped my head on wall, 4 days ago. Not any symptoms bk then. Bump is healing. Only sympt now is my anxiety, tmj, concussion? Or pcs?

Hi bumped my head on wall, 4 days ago. Not any symptoms bk then. Bump is healing. Only sympt now is my anxiety, tmj, concussion? Or pcs?

Evaluation recommend: You should be evaluated to make sure there are no intracranial bleeds but does sound like a traumatic (whiplash) type injury to the TMJ. This also needs evaluation and conservative therapy ...Read more

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Does bumping your head to wall lower your IQ?

Does bumping your head to wall lower your IQ?

Depends: There is all degrees of "bumping". You could bump your head in a minor fashion passing though a tight hallway or be blown against it in an explosion. If you fell off the bed of a truck & sustained brain damage you would expect loss of some function. However, we know that many kids head bang as a self soothing practice & grow up to be fine. So in many instances there is no effect. ...Read more

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I bumped my head on a wall a month a go and I still have the bump on my forhead. What do I do?

I bumped my head on a wall a month a go and I still have the bump on my forhead. What do I do?

Likely nothing: If the bump appeared at the time of your injury it is likely a simple hematoma, mild bleeding under the skin. The majority of the time this resolves relatively quickly. Sometimes, however, the blood organizes almost like a scar and takes longer to be reabsorbed by the body. It is not anything to worry about medically just more of a cosmetic issue. It may take months for complete resolution. ...Read more

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I have had a head ache now for 5 weeks. I bumped my head on my wall, will I be okay?

I have had a head ache now for 5 weeks. I bumped my head on my wall, will I be okay?

Probably: But you should see a doctor anyway. Headaches can last for weeks after a concussion, sometimes, but i'd get checked anyway. ...Read more

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Should I worry if I feel better after hitting my head against the corner of a wall. 2 days past feeling much better. Small bump on front head.

Should I worry if I feel better after hitting my head against the corner of a wall. 2 days past feeling much better. Small bump on front head.

Unusual response: Avoid this method for "feeling better" since can cause damage, use otc meds lie Excedrin or aleve (naproxen) ect for ain, ice pack to head, dark quiet room, less stress, eat/sleep well. ...Read more

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12 hrs ago I hit my head on the bottom if a motel wall lamp. There are no marks, no bumps. Why do I occasionally feel pain there? Could it be serious?

12 hrs ago I hit my head on the bottom if a motel wall lamp. There are no marks, no bumps. Why do I occasionally feel pain there? Could it be serious?

Head bump: It's hard for me to imagine that your pain now is related to an inconsequential bump of your head that long ago. I recommend you see your primary care doctor to help figure out what the issue is now. ...Read more

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Tripped, hit top of head on brick wall 4 hours ago. Mild headache, some neck soreness, no bump. Iced it. How long to watch? Okay to sleep?

Tripped, hit top of head on brick wall 4 hours ago. Mild headache, some neck soreness, no bump. Iced it. How long to watch? Okay to sleep?

CHI: Watch for 24 hrs. Sleep with your head elevated. If you feel sleepy inspire of trying to stay awake go to the emergency room and get evaluated. I would try to stay awake for the first 8-12 hrs. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old bangs his head on walls and the floor he does it to where his nose bleeds and he has bruises and big bumps on his head what do I do?

My 2 yr old bangs his head on walls and the floor he does it to where his nose bleeds and he has bruises and big bumps on his head what do I do?

Positive ignoring: Head banging is just an amplification of early infant fussing. It peaks in preverbal years. I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention. If you ignore it (don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time. Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read more