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Please help me! Can you get a concussion without hitting your head?

Please help me! Can you get a concussion without hitting your head?

Very rarely: It takes a bit of force to produce a concussion-so while in a rare circumstance one might turn the head fast enough (elderly) or rotate fast enough (e.G spinning car or amusemnt park ride) this would be uncommon. ...Read more

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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Can you get a concussion by hitting yourself in the head?

Can you get a concussion by hitting yourself in the head?

Certianly yes. If u: Hit hard enough. I would redirect your focus to why or how u did this? If intentional, you need to talk to your doctor about this behavior, and get help. Look up the symptoms of concussion and see how many you R experiencing. It is very important not to get a second concussion while suffering symptoms from the first one. This is how people die from concussion. If you R having symptoms, see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from hitting the back of your head on a wall?

Can you get a concussion from hitting the back of your head on a wall?

Concussion: Any head injury may cause a concussion. Some are mild, some are moderate, and some are severe. They may cause symptoms of headache, dizziness, nausea, etc. If you retained consciousness and there are no symptoms, you will be alright. ...Read more

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How hard do u have to hit ur head to have a concussion? Any certain place that hitting ur head is more common to get concussed?

Not hard: Concussions are serious, and recent evidence shows that they are not diagnosed as often as they probably should be. If you have had any trauma to the head through sports or accident, see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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If you only get a headache from hitting your head on something, does that mean its probably not a concussion?

If you only get a headache from hitting your head on something, does that mean its probably not a concussion?

Not a concussion: If headache is the only symptom and there is no additional symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting coma loss of consciousness, or weakness of arms or legs with in first 48 hrs., then it is not a concussion. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get a concussion/ head trauma from hitting it on a futon's wood. Was trying to get comfy hit head on one side thinking pillow was there

Is it easy to get a concussion/ head trauma from hitting it on a futon's wood. Was trying to get comfy hit head on one side thinking pillow was there

Depends: Concussion is a clinical diagnosis, that is, if you had symptoms of concussion after the trauma, no matter what the cause, you have a concussion. If you are having symptoms you may benefit from seeing your doctor, treatment is normal brain rest. 90% of people get completely back to normal in less that one week. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion if you don't hit your head, but you jolt it on a roller coaster?

Perhaps: Trauma causing concussion implicates loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both. Does this describe you? ...Read more

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Why can children get hit and the head amd be fine where an adult would have a concussion?

Why can children get hit and the head amd be fine where an adult would have a concussion?

Varies: The adult system is complex, with fully developed neuron connections that may respond poorly to head trauma. The infant or child, with a developing but simple set of connections, is more tolerant to some similar jarring events. The kid is also more likely to lay down and stay put after trauma, allowing them to reorient and not aggravate the issue, while the adult may try to ignore it & get worse ...Read more

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I hit my head yesterday and I feel fine. How do I get checked for a concussion?

I hit my head yesterday and I feel fine. How do I get checked for a concussion?

No symptoms?: If you have remained symptom free you may not have a concussion. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness & repeating things over & over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Doctors can check. ...Read more

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I hit my head and got a concussion 5 months after my first one, and now I feel foggy and still get headaches. Should this pass?

Evaluated?: I would be visiting my doctor and neurologist if the symptoms haven't passed or lessened after 5 months. You've had 2 concussions and may benefit from more screenings/imaging at this point. ...Read more

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If I hit the top/middle of my head on the freezer door coming out of the fridge but have no signs of concussion should I get it checked out?

Ice: If you didn't lose consciousness, feel woozy, get confused, then put some ice on it and see how you are doing. ...Read more

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I was hit on the side of my head with a netball and my nurse said its concussion. My head now hurts uncontrollably. How do I get rid of the pain?

I was hit on the side of my head with a netball and my nurse said its concussion. My head now hurts uncontrollably. How do I get rid of the pain?

ER doctor can check: A person should go to the ER or see her own doctor if she: vomits more than once, loses consciousness more than 30 seconds, has a headache getting worse over time, has changes in her behavior such as getting irritable, has changes in coordination such as clumsiness, is confused such as difficulty recognizing people or places, or has changes in speech. The bad headache should mean a trip to the ER. ...Read more

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In backseat of car, seatbelt on. Driver slammed on brakes going 40, 50 mph. Head didn't hit anything but could I get concussion?

Unlikely: If your head did not hit any thing, the circumstance you described would not result in concussion.
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I hit my head on a metal bar I'm worried about a concussion. I just had one months ago and it took me long to get rid of symptoms. Should I be worry?

I hit my head on a metal bar I'm worried about a concussion. I just had one months ago and it took me long to get rid of symptoms. Should I be worry?

Symptoms?: When you hit your head did you have any mental status changes - nausea/vomiting/prolonged headache? Concussion is head injury with neurological changes. It is recommended to try to avoid other head injuries when in recovery from one. If you did not have any changes it's probably not caused a concussion. ...Read more

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Danced with people and someone's arm hit my head. I am recovering from a concussion, months ago Should I be worried? Is it easy to get one from this?

Danced with people and someone's arm hit my head. I am recovering from a concussion, months ago Should I be worried? Is it easy to get one from this?

Yes: If the problem is not improving or getting worse months after, you need to call the neurologist who took care of your concussion to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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Is it a sign of a concussion if you get hit in the head with a pipe and you feel sick to your stomach after?

Possibly: Abdominal distress after head injury may represent a post concussion symptom, especially if also associated with headache, confusion and tiredness. It results from an area of the brainstem that is kinked at the level of the of the nausea and vomiting center and the area known to trigger migraine symptoms.
Wear hard hats in construction sites and most important protect your head even with a helm. ...Read more

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Hit my head yesterday, doctor said it's not a concussion. Mild headache day after. Can you get a headache from impact that is NOT a concussion?

Depends...: Depends on who is making the diagnosis and what investment they may have in the label of concussion. Someone who wants to make that diagnosis will, with your situation. For minor head trauma, whether the answer is more useful medically or socially is open to question. If you don't want to dance with sociology then if it's minor, it's minor. Don't get too caught up in the label. ...Read more

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I was dancing with a group of people and a girl's arm hit my head. I am recovering from a concussion, Should I be worried? Is it easy to get one this?

I was dancing with a group of people and a girl's arm hit my head. I am recovering from a concussion, Should I be worried? Is it easy to get one this?

Should be: Hopefully 1 week will have you better. There is no fall from a distance and hopefully she didn't hit it too hard. Follow up with your doctor for and persistent symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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I was punch at the head but I don't feel any dizzy when I was hit just pain at the skull is it mean my brain didn't get any concussion except my skull?

I was punch at the head but I don't feel any dizzy when I was hit just pain at the skull is it mean my brain didn't get any concussion except my skull?

Brain rattled!: Any blow to the skull will "rattle the brain." If you have no symptoms, it obviously did not cause a noticeable injury. However, repetitive injuries, even with no symptoms at the time, cause more and more damage as time goes on and makes the brain more likely to be hurt with each episode. Peace, brother! Violence to you (by anyone) and by you (to anyone) is unhealthy to all (obviously). ...Read more