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Concussions And Thyroid
I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?
Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?
Had concussion for 3 months so far Headaches constant still tried pt for neck and many medicine nothing is working, school is making it worse?
Post-traumatic HA's: You might want to see a neurologist, especially one who focuses on headaches, and start a medication to prevent future problems, and breakup your current pattern. BOTOX might be a solution, but might be helpful to make certain whether there is an underlying trigger which needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Could I have a concussion? I fell out of a handstand onto a spring floor really heard onto my head neck and back. I saw stars and have a headache.
Please see Dr: Please get evaluated by a doctor for any injury to your head and or neck. ...Read more
Is it possible to be somewhat resistant to concussions? I have taken many hard clonks to the head but never had symptoms. BTW my neck is very wide.
Higher threshold: Some people may have a higher threshold, based on strength, age, genetics, size, fitness, etc., for concussion/brain injury but studies have shown with repeated trauma to the head one can experience delayed onset of brain injury. So be careful and try to avoid further hits to your head. ...Read more
Normal 4 concussion: Not really NORMAL but can be seen frequently in patients with head trauma and concussions. Tell me more about the incident and how it was evaluated, investigated, and intervened upon and that may help bring into focus a bit more what's going on and whether or not that's likely to be a permanent change. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make a virtual appointment. ...Read more
Is xray necessary for level 1 concussion, especially when pain/stiffness occurs on the right side of the neck?
How easy is it to get a concussion. Like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.
Probably not: Concussions are based largely on impact to the head. Other injuries can result from head movements like whiplash that don't involve impact and may produce post-concussive symptoms because the brain was moving around inside the skull and made an impact within the skull. The G-forces involved in whiplash are pretty extreme. Very hard for us to generate these forces ourselves. ...Read more
Have a concussion had a field evaluation headache isn't getting any better and having server neck pain. What can I do to help with the pain.?
My neck is throbbing. My headache feels like someone is squeezing my head. How to figure out if I have a concussion?
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.
Some of your symptoms also sound similar to migraine. ...Read more
My daughter fell saturday now she says her neck is swollen. Could dhe have an concussion. Her neck is slightly swollen
A: A concussion effects the brain. It could present with amnesia of events just prior to or after the injury as well as with possible brief loss of consciousness. Additionally there can be visual changes, confusion, feeling tired, headache, repeating things, nausea or vomiting just to touch the tip of the ice berg. You were talking about her neck. She could have had a cervical spine injury or sprained muscles or strained ligaments. The best way to know is to have her checked out and she may need x-rays of her neck. ...Read more
I had a mild concussion a year ago still have lil symptoms sucn as spaciness, some back headaches, some neck pain. Head tingels will this go away?
Can take awhile &: You are describing a post concussion syndrome with most of your ongoing symptoms that should be evaluated by a neurologist if you have not seen one already. When the brain is injured, it is not unusual for the neck to sustain some injury as well and this should also be evaluated. ...Read more
What causes ur spine to curve big time like a complete s? I had a fall n hit my head nd back n received a concussion. Also have a lot of pain, neck ect.
So many causes: Spines develop abnormal curves in the same way they can develop abnormal straightening. Causes can be arthritis, vertebral compression; nerve dysfunction, bone, ligament, or muscle injuries, muscle strength imbalances, etc. Some people are born to develop curves (scoliosis), others develop them due to injury. A good do might find the source of the problem and correct it. Not enough space for more : (. ...Read more
After a head to head hit in a recent football game, I got a slight stiffness/crick in my neck that soon went away. No other symptoms. Head concussion?
YouGotACrickcussion: If you have no symptoms now you're sitting pretty! And just a little neck stiffness does not qualify as a true concussion. More like a neck strain. With a concussion, the brain gets a good bounce inside the skull & you'd be left with a headache & other symptoms. You may or may not have blacked out, but the symptoms last a while, sometimes a long while. The spinal cord can experience something similar. ...Read more
I was helping bring a baby car seat down at work, the other employee dropped the box on my head. No symptoms of a concussion following, I felt completely fine afterwards. Today, however, I have a pulling pain in the left side of my upper and lower neck, u
Talk to employer: If your injury is work related you should go and talk to your employer or supervisor. For legal reasons he will have to have you fill out some paperwork and send you to the company's contracted doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Concussion back in 1998 due to a bicycle accident. Ever since migraines and pain in the neck. Have to pop my neck to avoid headaches everyday?
Cervicogenic: There is a term known as cervicogenic headaches, which basically means headaches that come from the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for potential treatment options. ...Read more
Tapped my head last night minor concussion no knock out then cracked neck today feel dizzy again should I worry?
I think you should: Be seen by a neurologist to be on the safe side (and to discuss the matter of cracking your neck) (feel dizzy?) Again? ...Read more
What can I do for neck pain? I have tried heat and nsaid. Started after a concussion. It's intense pain, what can I do for relief?
Good therapy: You have suffered injury to the muscles of the neck that are not healing well. You need the advice of a good therapist. You need relaxation exercises and proper positioning advice and good pillows for sleep. This is a very common and complex problem. Do not just drug yourself, find a good therapist. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a concussion and WAD2 a month ago. Still experiencing dizziness and neck pains. Attending physio. Is it safe to fly next month?
See your doctor: Given that you are getting therapy, it's best to speak with your treatment team to determine what activities you can actively participate in. ...Read more
When 62, I fell, hit my head on the tub and had concussion. Since, I have had neck pain. Told I have arthritis. Never had pain until this happened. Is this normal?
Mild concussion from hitting head 1 wk ago. Now I also have neck stiffness and tenderness just below where I hit. Is this normal to develop after 1wk?
See your doctor: Neck strain can definitely develop after having a concussive injury, but please see your doctor to ensure that no other injuries are present that need to be addressed after the initial one. ...Read more
I have post-concussion syndrome, have severe neck and "higher" back/shoulder pain. Prescribed nsaids, fysio., acupunc. Not working. What to ask my gp?
See sports med:
You need to see a sports med doctor...He/she will assess you and see what is going on...You may have neck/shoulder issues from the injury of the concussion on top of the post concussion syndrome. You want to be careful what you are doing in physiotherapy because of the concussion.
Your local sports med doc can help you. ...Read more
Do I have a concussion I got tackled hard in rugby wiped my head back didn't hit it that was thurs my head and neck hurts on and off my ears are lond?
Unlikely: If your still having headaches, inability to concentrate and / or other symptoms following a blow to the head see a physician. ...Read more
Knee to head in wrestling practice june'13. Stunned. Concussion. Cognative problems 3 weeks. Still vision off, balance off head/neck forward posturebad.
Continue follow up: Concussions, even without loss of conciousness, can produce significant effect and can require long periods of time to resolve. If you have done all of the proper imaging needed to evaluate need for surgical intervention then time, close followup, therapeutic interventions and appropriate expectations about recovery process may be all that is needed. Do not return to activity without clearance. ...Read more
Concussion a week ago after I hit the back of my head & neck. Feel better but have constant pressure behind nose and ears. Is it related to the injury?
Could be: You might want to ask your rheumatologist though. Based on your age, conditions and meds I can assume your rheumatolgist knows you best. Injury to the mastoids, sub dural hematoma can produce pressure like feelings. Might need to get a scan of your head if this persists. ...Read more
Possible: Trauma to head often associated with spinal injuries. Should consult physician for good examination and referral for appropriate testing and ultimately diagnosis of clinical problem. ...Read more
What’s the likelihood of having worse than a concussion after a clear CT of head and neck? Had the CT 3 days after the fall
Possibly worse than: If you are still having problems after your initial evaluation. He should be evaluated by a neurologist, where further decisions about additional evaluation can be made ...Read more
Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?
Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed. ...Read more