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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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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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Could a concussion cause reading problems?

Yes: Causes brain injury and can be a problem w vision and even severe enough to cause senility. ...Read more

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I have a disorder called dystonia. What is cause?

I have a disorder called dystonia. What is cause?

Several: Dytonia can be hereditary or caused by other factors such as medication , birth-related, physical trauma, or even certain infections. In some cases dystonia can be spontaneous with no known cause. ...Read more

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Can concussions cause fevers?

Can concussions cause fevers?

Central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain following things like aneurysm rupture or severe brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. A "concussion" is unlikely to cause this. ...Read more

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What causes dystonia in the muscles?

It varies: Dystonia is a movement disorder that is typically caused by a problem with signals in the brain that affect movement. Some forms are caused by injury to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia (like stroke or cerebral palsy), others can be hereditary. Rarely it can be triggered by trauma. Some forms like cervical dystonia (torticollis or neck dystonia) are of unlcear cause. ...Read more

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Could a concussion cause behavioral changes?

Yes it can: Concussion is brain injury. After trauma there can be alteration in awareness and responsiveness and coordination. This indicates a concussion and indicates brain injury. If the injury involves frontal lobes, there can be significant behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause you to feel hot flashes?

Can a concussion cause you to feel hot flashes?

Yes: Concussions cause cause many symptoms, dizziness, blurred vision, headaches and yes even flushes. Make sure you rest the brain, no texting, computers, video games or loud music. And especially no sports that can cause heaad injury until all symptoms have resolved. ...Read more

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Will a concussion cause you to start stammering?

Possible: Head trauma is not a benign problem. One can expect many problems after a concussion although most will resolve if it's not too severe. If stammering started after your head injury, then speech therapy can help tremendously. ...Read more

Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

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