Can you get a concussion without hitting your head - Doctor answers

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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)

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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