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How Many Concussions Is Too Many
Depends on severity: Ideally, we would prefer that patients don't have any concussions. However, these do happen. The concern with multiple concussions is their cumulative effect. If the concussions occur within a short period of time serious brain injury can occur. The entity of "dementia pugilistica" occurs in boxers who suffer many concussions in a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?
Why few concussions: Repeated head injuries are harmful to brain , why few concussions , are you a boxer ? . Yes if you continue to have injury to head repeatedly , there are long term consequences , as seen in the boxers , typical example Great boxer Muhammad Ali. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a sports concussion, after how many months before you are back to normal, and consider yourself as having had zero concussions?
Never: Injury from concussion is cumulative over time. It's more dangerous to have them close together, but the risk never goes down to the level of folks who never had one before, even with years between them. Always consider the importance of high risk activities if you have a history. If you've had more than 2 in a season you may consider not participating. Talk to your doc if you have questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Alcohol and concussi: Concussion symptoms can last for a variable amount of time, usually one to two weeks. Headaches, concentration, light bothering eyes, and short term memory are common symptoms. I would not recommend drinking alcohol until all symptoms are resolved. Alcohol can lower your susceptibility to having a seizure, which can be a more serious problem with head injuries. ...Read more
Hit my head many times on different things. I've had many concussions. What happens if i don't go to the hospital?
Depends on severity: Your question seems to be what to do if you have the next concussion. Right now, it seems you are doing ok. We know that there is a cumulative effect of concussions, particularly if they occur in a short time period. If you have a severe concussion or severe neurological problems with one, you should go to the hospital to have it checked out. There may be something more serious-like a blood clot. ...Read more
Hit my head hard and needed stitches 2 days ago. Dont show many signs of concussion. Just bouts of dizzines. Can I have a couple beers tonight? 4 or 5
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
Got a concussion jan 13th. this week having headaches only in the area that I hit my head many times a day. headaches from my head injury? remedy?
Post concussive: Headache, mild nausea, some dizziness and generalized aches and pains are common after a concussion. Rest and reducing activity along with over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines like ADVIL or ALEVE are the best treatment. It may take a few more weeks to see them resolve. If they don't get better see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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