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Doctor insights on: Concussions Caused Dystonia

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Could getting several concussions have caused my dystonia?

Could getting several concussions have caused my dystonia?

Maybe: There is a study comparing motor skill in the hand in subjects that sustained blast injuries and either lost consciousness or only sustained altered consciousness. The loc group demonstrated dystopia like limitations in motor function suggesting there maybe a frontal lobe influence on the neural pathways contributing to dystonia. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is it possible to get dystonia from multiple concussions?

Unlikely: Dystonia does not usually occur as a result of concussion. It is usually genetic or from particular medications. Concussions specifically have not been shown to cause dystonia, and there is great debate whether trauma itself can cause true dystonia. ...Read more

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Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders, essential tremor is worse with stress. Other than an examination by someone who is familiar with the condition, there is no test to confirm the diagnosis. Other conditions can cause head tremor, but are less common in young, healthy people. ...Read more

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What causes dystonia? 

Many things: Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contractions causing twisting movements, abnormal posture and functional disability. There are many different types and causes with different prognoses. Some remit, some stay the same and others get worse. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dystonia?

What are the causes of dystonia?

Unclear.: We do not understand the causes of dystonias at a mechanistic level. We do divide dystonias into two types: primary and secondary. In primary dystonia there is likely a genetic predisposition with an environmental trigger. Secondary dystonias are caused by trauma, brain disease or certain medications such as neuroleptics (major tranquilizers). ...Read more

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Can a basketball hitting your face from a teammate passing it cause a concussion?

Can a basketball hitting your face from a teammate passing it cause a concussion?

YES!: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brain injury at the cellular level, which is why symptoms and recovery are vary from person to person. The key to recovery is close follow up with a provider knowledgeable in the concussion who'll monitor symptoms & neurocognitive test results. ...Read more

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What causes a concussion?

What causes a concussion?

Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. 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 ...Read more

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What can cause a concussion?

Impact to head: Concussion is due to the brain absorbing force in either a direct or tangential force that causes the brain to "slosh" around inside the skull. This can cause neurological deficits that are usually temporary. Repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain damage, especially if they occur repeatedly before the effects of the prior concussion has resolved. Rarely in this situation death can occur. ...Read more

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Does a concussion always cause permanent damage?

No: Most concussions do not cause lasting damage. Concussions are a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. While the concussion is healing you should take it easy, avoid physical exertion, and may need to take a break from work or school. Avoid being hit again. Concussions are serious, you should see your doctor. The CDC has a website explaining them and how to manage them: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion. ...Read more

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How much force is needed to cause a concussion?

How much force is needed to cause a concussion?

Difficult to answer: There are too many potential variables to give an answer that would be useful. However - most experts consider it to be a concussion if a head injury is associated with an immediate alteration in consciousness. That is either being "knocked out" or dazed or confused. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more