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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Concussion question I tripped and fell about 2 hours ago, and bumped my head on a metal door. It bled a bit, not much though. I feel fine, just a slight headache. How soon would I know if a have a concussion or not.

Concussion question I tripped and fell about 2 hours ago, and bumped my head on a metal door. It bled a bit, not much though. I feel fine, just a slight headache. How soon would I know if a have a concussion or not.

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more stain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process.

Tylenol can be used to treat the headache. ...Read more

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Got hit in the head hard 2 days ago. E.R. Said no bleeding, no concussion. I still have a slight headache. Should I be worried?

No: You should not be worry, after minor head trauma, can have a headache for several days. As long as the headache is getting better, have really nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I hit my head hard on the wall four days ago, mild headache started after two days, no other problems. What should I do? Is it concussion?

I hit my head hard on the wall four days ago, mild headache started after two days, no other problems. What should I do? Is it concussion?

The first thing you: Can do is to stop banging your against walls and other solid objects. Since you developed a headache afterwards, you probably had a mild concussion. You need to get plenty of sleep, take a non-narcotic pain med as needed for the headache and DEFINITELY protect your head during the healing period. ...Read more

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I fell on saturday and think I hit my head. I may have blacked out. Slight headache no other symptoms. Is it concussion?

I fell on saturday and think I hit my head. I may have blacked out. Slight headache no other symptoms. Is it concussion?

Possibly: Concussions typically occur after a head injury. At times, head injuries can be minor and we might not think much of them. If you have any headaches, confusion, vision changes, etc then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read more

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How often are bumps to head really concussions? Is just a headache for a day or two after a concussion? Do these mild hits and bumps cause CTE later?

How often are bumps to head really concussions? Is just a headache for a day or two after a concussion? Do these mild hits and bumps cause CTE later?

Concussion.: Not every bump to the head, however strong or light, will lead to a concussion. A concussion is suggested by a specific set of symptoms that spans the day or two after an episode of significant trauma to the head. If these symptoms are not present, then it’s probably just a bump to the head. ...Read more

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I had a mild concussion a year ago still have lil symptoms sucn as spaciness, some back headaches, some neck pain. Head tingels will this go away?

I had a mild concussion a year ago still have lil symptoms sucn as spaciness, some back headaches, some neck pain. Head tingels will this go away?

Can take awhile &: You are describing a post concussion syndrome with most of your ongoing symptoms that should be evaluated by a neurologist if you have not seen one already. When the brain is injured, it is not unusual for the neck to sustain some injury as well and this should also be evaluated. ...Read more

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Laptop sideways on bed, fell over and bumped side of head. Should I be worry about damage? Had concussion before. Slight headache and bubbling feeling

Laptop sideways on bed, fell over and bumped side of head. Should I be worry about damage? Had concussion before. Slight headache and bubbling feeling

Concussion: Multiple concussions are more of an issue than a single one. Just to be safe and for peace of mind please see your doctor. He/she can follow you for a while to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will drinking after a head injury or concussion cause it to not heal? I had a drink the other night while I still had a slight headache. Happened 20 days ago

Will drinking after a head injury or concussion cause it to not heal? I had a drink the other night while I still had a slight headache. Happened 20 days ago

Alcohol = poison: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from it.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

Make sure: Do you have any confusion, memory lapse or other cognitive issues? If you are at all concerned about concussion, it would be most appropriate to see your doc. Your other symptoms are consistent with some bruising and jarring of the muscles. ...Read more

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Hit my head yesterday, doctor said it's not a concussion. Mild headache day after. Can you get a headache from impact that is NOT a concussion?

Depends...: Depends on who is making the diagnosis and what investment they may have in the label of concussion. Someone who wants to make that diagnosis will, with your situation. For minor head trauma, whether the answer is more useful medically or socially is open to question. If you don't want to dance with sociology then if it's minor, it's minor. Don't get too caught up in the label. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mild concussion 4 weeks ago. Headache/dizziness went away but after heavy studying head has been pounding for 3 days. What's going on?

Diagnosed with mild concussion 4 weeks ago. Headache/dizziness went away but after heavy studying head has been pounding for 3 days. What's going on?

Concussion: Sounds like post concussive syndrome. Treatment is usually total brain rest that includes not watching tv, studying, reading, etc. You should be see. By neurologist or concussion specialist for further work up. ...Read more

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Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Need examination: I highly recommend you get a neurological evaluation so that a good baseline can be obtained and the history be clarified in order to determine whether or not you truly had a concussion or just a good WHACK to the noggin. If you'd like a private 1-1 I'd be happy to help. Write to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is there ever a situation where a person bumps their head, has a slight headache, nausea or woozy but has no concussion. Only bump? Curious

Yes.: At times you can have mild headache, and initial very short term nausea and dizziness without concussion in a head injury. However it is a sports related injury, than a person doing the initial evaluation should always take the side of caution than take any chances. ...Read more

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Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?

Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?

Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mild concussion in february. Headaches have lessened but throbbing head, slight dizziness still there (can't exercise) what to do?

Diagnosed with mild concussion in february. Headaches have lessened but throbbing head, slight dizziness still there (can't exercise) what to do?

Time to act: Your patience is commendable, but best to break up the pattern. Using the typical migraine preventative approaches, you could consider prescription items like beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, topirimate, depakote, but maybe instead, an otc prep such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, co-q10. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get concussion from shaking your own head. After shaking my head I got a bit dizzy, had a mild headache, I also felt a bit nauseous.

Possible? Yes. Likely?: No.Dizziness is caused by head shaking is often accompanied by nausea (kids getting off amusement park rides experience dizziness and vomiting).These symptoms are not from concussion but are from a transient disruption of the ears balance system. You are OK. ...Read more

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Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed. ...Read more

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Pregnant. 3 year old jumped up into my chin very hard. Hurt chin and slight headache for a bit. Is a concussion possible? What symptoms to watch for?

Pregnant. 3 year old jumped up into my chin very hard. Hurt chin and slight headache for a bit. Is a concussion possible? What symptoms to watch for?

Probably not: Low likelihood for a concussion as force put forth by child to jump into your chin is usually not powerful enough to cause any brain injury such as concussion. Symptoms to be concerned about include lethargy, continued headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. If any of these occur, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I hit my eye/head really hard. I blacked out for a sec. My eye is sore but I have been having head aches. My friend thinks I had a mild concussion.

I hit my eye/head really hard. I blacked out for a sec. My eye is sore but I have been having head aches. My friend thinks I had a mild concussion.

You may have: Any complete blackout can be theoretically called a concussion but you may have suffered a shock from the pain. But to be on the safe side you must get an MRI of brain to rule out intra-cranial hemorrhage. Is your eye itself sore or the bones around it? If the eye is sore you must see an ophthalmologist. If only the bone are sore you can ask your doctor to order an orbital MRI at the same. ...Read more

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If you only get a headache from hitting your head on something, does that mean its probably not a concussion?

Not a concussion: If headache is the only symptom and there is no additional symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting coma loss of consciousness, or weakness of arms or legs with in first 48 hrs., then it is not a concussion. ...Read more

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I bumped my head lightly as I was getting out of the backseat of my car yesterday, could that cause a concussion? I have a headache but nothing else.

Doubtful: Most concussions by definition require change in mental status, i.e. Loss of consciousness or being dazed. Persistent headaches do need to be worked up by a neurologist. ...Read more

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My neck is throbbing. My headache feels like someone is squeezing my head. How to figure out if I have a concussion?

My neck is throbbing. My headache feels like someone is squeezing my head. How to figure out if I have a concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately.

Some of your symptoms also sound similar to migraine. ...Read more

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I hit my head last night. And now have a headache. Is there any concern for a concussion?

I hit my head last night. And now have a headache. Is there any concern for a concussion?

Concussion: You don't have to have a loss of consciousness to have suffered a minor concussion. A headache is a very common after effect of a concussion. Any headache that is severe and intolerable after a head injury needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Possibly: If you have headache after a Blunt trauma to your head, you could call it a mild concussion. If it persists, don't hesitate to see your primary care doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more