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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

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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is 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 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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Treating a Concussion (Checklist)

Be assessed by a physician
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Have physician assess neck for injury, including parapsinal spasm
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Avoid activities where second concussion can occur until resolution
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Practice cognitive rest until symptoms resolve
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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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Treating a Concussion (Checklist)

Avoid strenuous exercise until the headaches resolve
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Avoid bending and stooping as this raises pressure in the brain
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See a physician if there is imbalance or trouble with concentration
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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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Is it possible to have a CSF leak without a very hard hit to head maybe a bump enough to get symptoms of a concussion wasn't knocked out drip and ear?

Is it possible to have a CSF leak without a very hard hit to head maybe a bump enough to get symptoms of a concussion wasn't knocked out drip and ear?

Absolutely. See MD.: Your symptoms sound like you may be experiencing a CSF leak. A bump placed at just the critical place with just the critical force may be all that is needed. Please see your doctor for a full H&P, diagnosis, and treatment. If you do have a CSF leak, you may need to be on bedrest with a lumbar drain until your CSF leak heals. Otherwise, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes for a full recovery. ...Read more

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Treating a Concussion (Checklist)

Physical and mental rest to recover from the concussion
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Limit thinking-intensive activities (watching TV, texting, reading)
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For headaches, use Tylenol. Avoid aspirin & ibuprofen (bleeding risk)
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As symptoms improve, gradually resume thinking activities (schoolwork)
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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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