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Is Head Banging A Sign Of A Serious Brain Condition
Generally No: If your baby is otherwise healthy and developing normally, headbanging is either a " pacifier" mechanism or an expression of anger, a temper tantrum. In either case, it is best ignored. With an otherwise normal child, it is almost never a sign of of a brain condition. Also children who bang their heads do not cause any serious injury other than an occasional bruise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), ...Read more
Is it possible to injure your brain, like a DAI, by rapidly moving your head up and down but with no impact? I was headbanging ironically.
Yes. Mild TBI.: Many factors are involved in injuring your brain such as DAI (diffuse axonal injury). Many injuries to the head are closed injuries such as TBI (traumatic brain injury) which occurs with velocity moving of the brain within the skull. Spinal fluid functions to protect and absorb many of the movements and activities that stress the brain. If you have symptoms it would be advised to get evaluated ...Read more
34 yo m w/ chronic neck pain/ headaches since 2000. I think that i hurt myself "head banging" at heavy metal concerts. Neck "popped." thoughts?
Degeneration: May be related to chronic disc degeneration or early arthritis in the neck. You should see a spine md for an evaluation. This can be a physiatrist or spine surgeon- orthopedic spine or neurosurgeon. Most often this is effectively treated nonoperatively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The first treatment is to stop head banging. If there is a muscle or nerve damage from the repetitive nature of this action this will give the tissues time to recover. If there is injury inside the skull, that is to the brain, that is nearly impossible to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Head banging is ok if it happens once in a while, if a baby is otherwise normally developing, and the baby outgrows it and doesn't do it later. Babies like to interact with their environment, which includes hitting things with the hands, kicking things with the feet, and banging things with the head. However, in a baby who behaves oddly in any other way, headbanging may be a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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