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Can you get glaucoma from hitting the back of your head?

Can you get glaucoma from hitting the back of your head?

Typically no: Posterior blunt head trauma can cause optic nerve injury and lead to poor vision, but glaucoma refers to eye conditions involving eye pressures that are causing injury to the nerve. Certainly direct trauma to an eye can result in glaucoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...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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It's been a month since I fell on the ice, hitting the back of my head. A week later, I developed migraines. Is it too late to get help?

It's been a month since I fell on the ice, hitting the back of my head. A week later, I developed migraines. Is it too late to get help?

Migraines after: hitting head. No, it is not too late to get help. Your doc can evaluate you and rule out problems and identify what may be causing the headaches. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Numbness at the back of my head and i get really sensitive all over.Not sure but i think i hit the back of my head 2 months ago.Its off and on..

Numbness at the back of my head and i get really    sensitive all over.Not sure but i think i hit the back of my head 2 months ago.Its off and on..

Get it checked out.: You've got to see a doctor and get this evaluated asap! you might have just pulled a few muscles back there and bruised yourself but you also might have done something to your neck vertebrae and so be one jolt away from a serious neurological injury. So go see your doctor fast, get examined, and make sure it isn't serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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Got hit in the back of the head with a fist.couple years a go.I experience dizness.went to dr got meds told them i had a headace.i still get dizzytire?

Got hit in the back of the head with a fist.couple years a go.I experience dizness.went to dr got meds told them i had a headace.i still get dizzytire?

Need examination: You may have suffered a mild concussion. A good history and physical by a neurologist or other doctor experienced in treating these types of problems will help you understand your symptoms a bit more. ...Read more

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Maybe 6 hours ago I hit the back of my head, I'd say mid way, on the wall and the headaches go off and on. Should i go get a check up?

Maybe 6 hours ago I hit the back of my head, I'd say mid way, on the wall and the headaches go off and on. Should i go get a check up?

Struck head: It depends on the mechanism of injury, and your symptoms. If you did not lose consciousness, if you do not have severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, blurry vision then you can monitor at home for now. If any of those develop you need to get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I got hit in the back of the head 2 weeks ago its still tender and when i get a headache it starts in the back of the head where i got hit?

I got hit in the back of the head 2 weeks ago its still tender and when i get a headache it starts in the back of the head where i got hit?

Likely bruise : Depending on how hard you were hit you could have a concussion. This would be more likely if you lost consciousness or have been confused. If so, get checked. Otherwise, you have a bruise on your head that needs time to heal. ...Read more

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Hello. I hit the back of my head very hard a month or two ago and since then I constantly get headaches. These headaches feel like a hard pounding...

Hello. I hit the back of my head very hard a month or two ago and since then I constantly get headaches. These headaches feel like a hard pounding...

Given history, an: Intracranial bleed possible, subdural (veins) or from arteries (less likely), vs. physiologic/memory related. The throbbing sensation is c/w vascular (migraine) mechanism. MRI brain is the current best technology to differentiate (because best at showing soft tissue), though CT brain more commonly done because less expensive (though also somewhat less accurate). Seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.

Sometimes i get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.

Headaches: Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. Headaches can be very disruptive. This sounds like something that you should see a doctor about. Some problems in the upper spine can cause headaches. Wondering if this is why it is worse when you lie down. Workup for this will likely include some kind of imaging studies of your brain and your neck. Again, contact your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more