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Can you be concussion prone?

Can you be concussion prone?

Yes: I don't know about "concussion prone", but there is evidence that shows that athletes who sustain a concussion are more likely to have another concussion. The effect of repetitive concussions can be very serious. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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Why are adolescent athletes more prone to concussions?

Why are adolescent athletes more prone to concussions?

Multiple reasons: Aggressiveness of activity types of unprotected head strikes lack of protective equipment- helmets, etc fullness of the brain within the cranial vault many other reasons. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son fell off the couch & landed prone on the left side of his face onto a rug. He cried & vomited once afterward. I'm worried about the possibility of a concussion. What should I do?

My 3 year old son fell off the couch & landed prone on the left side of his face onto a rug. He cried & vomited once afterward. I'm worried about the possibility of a concussion.  What should I do?

Close observation: If the vomiting was after crying, may not be a problem. Vomiting, transient amnesia, loss of consciousness, change in behavior, excessive sleepiness are signs of concussion and intracranial bleed causing significant brain compression. These are the symptoms you monitor. Ice pack on the head may help. ...Read more

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Skull fracture and concussion 2 wk ago - can I still go on the cruise next week or will I be prone to seasickness?

Skull fracture and concussion 2 wk ago - can I still go on the cruise next week or will I be prone to seasickness?

Not advisable: I usually advise patients to avoid distant travel in the immediate period following any brain injury unless they are confident in the care they would be able to receive if there is an emergency. A cruise ship is not a good place to receive expert neurological care if there is a brain injury. Seasickness is not the primary concern here. ...Read more

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Signs of concussion ?

Signs of concussion ?

4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are concussions?

What are concussions?

Good question: Concussion is the transitory alteration of brain functions following trauma from a blow or from violent shaking of the brain. Symptoms can persist for days to months typically. ...Read more

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What causes a concussion?

Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately ...Read more

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What's a double concussion?

Very dangerous: There's a syndrome called "second impact syndrome" which can occur as someone has a second concussion while recovering from their first concussion. The resultant injury to the brain can cause malignant cerebral edema (swelling) and this can be fatal- mortality is 50-100%. ...Read more

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What can cause a concussion?

Impact to head: Concussion is due to the brain absorbing force in either a direct or tangential force that causes the brain to "slosh" around inside the skull. This can cause neurological deficits that are usually temporary. Repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain damage, especially if they occur repeatedly before the effects of the prior concussion has resolved. Rarely in this situation death can occur. ...Read more

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What is a level 2 concussion?

Ratings change: The rating scale of concussion has undergone many changes. In general, a level 2, indicates that the concussion symptoms last longer that about 30 minutes. People with level 2 concussions have not lost consciousness, but individual becomes alert and relatively clear thinking. However, symptoms evolve over time and may last weeks to as long as a year. ...Read more

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What exactly is a concussion?

Poorly Understood: We are getting better at understanding it. It is a generalized. ...Read more

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Could you die of a concussion?

Could you die of a concussion?

It is possible: In our community recently, a high school football player died from a head injury he sustained while playing football. So, yes, it is possible. ...Read more

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What to do about my concussion?

Seek Medical Help: If a concussion is severe enough that there is a loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, trouble with thinking, amnesia, or any neurological signs- you need to seek medical attention right away. There may be some underlying structural damage such as a blood clot that may get worse and lead to serious permanent damage. Concussions are seen frequently by ers. ...Read more

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How can a concussion affect you?

How can  a concussion affect you?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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How many concussions is too many?

Depends on severity: Ideally, we would prefer that patients don't have any concussions. However, these do happen. The concern with multiple concussions is their cumulative effect. If the concussions occur within a short period of time serious brain injury can occur. The entity of "dementia pugilistica" occurs in boxers who suffer many concussions in a short period of time. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a concussion?

How do you diagnose a concussion?

Symptoms & exam: Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head. Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions. ...Read more

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What can you do for a concussion?

See your doctor: A concussion is a serious injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional, especially if you have lost consciousness, feel nauseous or dizzy. Concussions are impact injuries of the brain and repeat injuries can cause irreversible damage. See your primary care physician, a neurologist, or the er if you think you may have recently sustained one. Don't take it lightly. ...Read more

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I had a concussion and need help?

See your doctor: I recommend you see your regular doctor, a sports medicine doctor, or neurologist. If your symptoms are bad, worst headache of your life, slurred speech, double vision, nausea, vomiting, then go to the ER. You need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a concussion?

What are symptoms of a concussion?

CONCUSSION: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brain injury at the cellular level, which is why symptoms and recovery are vary from person to person. The key to recovery is close follow up with a provider knowledgeable in the concussion who'll monitor symptoms & neurocognitive test results. ...Read more

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What are the tests for concussion?

What are the tests for concussion?

Interview,talking.: Often the concussed will answer questions in a way that helps you to know they have a concussion.Ask about where they are, who you are, where they are, what day it is etc.You will be surprised in how messed up the concussed person is in the immediate injury period. ...Read more

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