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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Overview)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces.


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Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19

Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19

No: The movements would have to very violent and rapid to cause any neurologic damage. Make sure your doctors rule out sleep apnea as a cause of your symptoms you list above, as this is frequently missed in young people. At the very least, a home o2 desaturation test should be run to rule this possibility out, followed by a home or lab sleep study if clinically indicated. I hope other docs chime in als. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
497 Doctors shared insights

Head Trauma (Overview)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces.


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How would patient be treated if they were admitted to the e.R. With severe head trauma?

How would patient be treated if they were admitted to the e.R. With severe head trauma?

Treat raised ICP: In addition to the basic ABC's of trauma care. Cross table x-rays are obtained to exclude high cervical fracture. If there is evidence of raised intracranial pressure the head is elevated above the level of the heart. The paiteint may be intubated to secure the airway and to hyperventilate the patient to lower the intracranial pressure. An ICP monitoring device might be installed. ...Read more

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What is head trauma?

What is head trauma?

Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

Trauma Center: Severe head trauma usually means the person cannot wake up (coma). Injuries like this require treatment by a team which includes trauma surgeons, intensive care specialists and neurosurgeons. These teams are available at all level I and ii trauma centers in the us. ...Read more

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What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

Support: Behavioral therapy, occupational and physical therapy including neurostimulation are of help.
You may try omega 3 and vit b complex including linoleic acid as these can be of help. We have used b complex and omega 3 in adhd with good results. ...Read more

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Constant migraine/head pain. Not due to trauma ect... How to determine if it's a stress headache? Remedies for a cure?

Constant migraine/head pain. Not due to trauma ect... How to determine if it's a stress headache? Remedies for a cure?

Constant Migraines: I feel empathy for your distress.
Due to” Constant migraine/head pain”, please see a Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment.
Practice :
• Focus on “Breath Is Life”
• Keep saying until you run out of breath.
• Take another deep breath and repeat the same.
• Do it with 10 breaths
• Do not focus on other thoughts, they will pass away like clouds on mountain
• Visual Imagery of National parks ...Read more

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How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

Just very little: Tbi is a broad expression for a trauma to the skull/brain. A tbi can vary from a small bump of the head causing a brain injury to severe accidents causing skull fractures, brain swelling and massive damage. I would consider any even small trauma to the head a tbi. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Frontal damage: The frontal lobes of the brain are where we focus and attend and control behavior. Serious brain trauma can damage these frontal brain centers. Persistent problems with attention and behavior control can be an outcome of such trauma. ...Read more

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What is head trauma?

Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...Read more

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Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after head trauma?

What is recovery like after head trauma?

Depends: Depends on severity of injury, mild thing is concussion which is quick recovery within few days, to the extent of months to years with severe head injury which some of them are fatal. ...Read more

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What can they do for head trauma victims?

What can they do for head trauma victims?

Evaluate then treat: Initial evaluation is to determine if there is a condition needing neurosurgical intervention. Next comes supportive care in the hospital. Assessment for increased intracranial pressure that requires treatment is evaluated. On discharge, rehabilitation services are available for residual deficits. ...Read more

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How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

Just very little: Tbi is a broad expression for a trauma to the skull/brain. A tbi can vary from a small bump of the head causing a brain injury to severe accidents causing skull fractures, brain swelling and massive damage. I would consider any even small trauma to the head a tbi. ...Read more

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How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more