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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

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

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What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?

What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?

See your doctor. : It could be that you have just developed an atypical headache disorder. If your symptoms are worsening, I would see your physician as it could be a sign of a more serious condition. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 
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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

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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.

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

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Mild concussion 4 weeks later .. sweat head and neck area is that normal?

Mild concussion  4 weeks later .. sweat head and neck area is that normal?

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

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Is xray necessary for level 1 concussion, especially when pain/stiffness occurs on the right side of the neck?

Is xray necessary for level 1 concussion, especially when pain/stiffness occurs on the right side of the neck?

Maybe: X-ray would not help with a concussion, but if there is a concern of a neck injury along with the concussion a x-ray of the cervical spine maybe be warranted. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.?

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.?

Whiplash: In addition to your concussion, you probably have a neck whiplash injury. You can try over the counter anti-inflammatory medications but if not improved, you should see your doctor for further evaluation or some stronger pain medications. ...Read more

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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