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Involuntary tics in head are they from brain damage?

Involuntary tics in head are they from brain damage?

Not exactly: Tics can involve muscles in the head, face, arms, legs or any muscle group in the body. Facial tics are the most common. The cause of tics is unknown, but brain damage as from traumatic brain injury rarely cause tics. The cause is usually genetic, but there is evidence that tics may also arise as a consequence of certain infections such as strep. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Could i cause myself brain damage by turning my head fast?

Could i cause myself brain damage by turning my head fast?

Significant force: Not usually in adults unless severe incident in high speed motor vehicle accident. In infants can cause intracranial hemorrhage with sheering of blood vessels, so called shaken baby syndrome. ...Read more

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Husband and i were playing basketball we went 2get the ball at the same time he head butted me real hard but no bump form can I get brain damage?

Husband and i were playing basketball we went 2get the ball at the same time he head butted me real hard but no bump form can I get brain damage?

Unlikely: The vast majority of closed head injuries are merely bumps or bruises and rarely cause any consequences. If you had lost consciousness, or lost memory that might have been more significant. A true traumatic head injury involves substantial trauma, and is associated with many cognitive losses. Sounds like you will be quite fine. ...Read more

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Hit my head, and might have gotten a concussion after recovering from one months ago.Should i be very worried i will suffer permanent brain damage?

Hit my head, and might have gotten a concussion after recovering from one months ago.Should i be very worried i will suffer permanent brain damage?

Head injury: Unlikely. The permanent brain damage that is associated with related head injury is usually in athletes who are hit in the head thousands of times a year over a period of several years ...Read more

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What to do if i know head banging can cause brain damage but what about head bobbing?

What to do if i know head banging can cause brain damage but what about head bobbing?

Bobbing not damaging: There is no evidence that head bobbing causes brain injury. Usually the deflections of the head on neck are not sufficiently forceful to cause a problem. ...Read more

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Would a hit to the head cause brain cell loss/brain damage? If so, what degree of impact is required to lose the cells? I was swimming hit my head.

Would a hit to the head cause brain cell loss/brain damage? If so, what degree of impact is required to lose the cells? I was swimming hit my head.

See Below: You would need to have a structural lesions affecting the brain as a result of head trauma in order to loose brain cell functions. This is usually caused by a remarkable head impact and is associated with symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, or altered mental status and require to be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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I was physically abused for 6 years of my marriage. I was hit in the head a lot and my memory and such seems impaired. Could it be from brain damage

I was physically abused for 6 years of my marriage. I was hit in the head a lot and my memory and such seems impaired. Could it be from brain damage

Maybe not?: Certainly repetitive head trauma can cause problems but what if there is something else going on too? You would not want to miss that "something else". Seek care with your doctor and preferably a specialist for concussion. ...Read more

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I accidentally hit my head, now I have this lump in my head and my neck hurts when i move it. Could it be a brain damage?

I accidentally hit my head, now I have this lump in my head and my neck hurts when i move it. Could it be a brain damage?

Unlikely: If these are your only symptoms, then you probably just have swelling from the injury and neck sprain/strain. If you are worried, then you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Not likely : There is plenty of cushioning around the baby. Use it as an opportunity to discuss how we should be gentle around people but I am sure it was an accident and don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have brain damage from hitting my head?

How to determine if I have brain damage from hitting my head?

Cognitive: You can undergo a cognitive evaluation at a rehab center. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more