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Shaking Head Brain Damage
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
No.: Just not do it vigorously.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello, I would like to know if I can sustain any brain injury from a vigorous shaking of the head backward and forward? I was shaking it in a vigorous manner (in the "yes" gesture, kind of headbanger's style), and acquired a slight headache in the forehea
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I was on a go cart that was shaking up and down pretty fast am I going to have Some.kinda brain damage or something I have anxiety and I'm just worrie?
Concussion definitio: Concussion by definition, involves a mental status change with possible confusion, amnesia with or without a loss of consciousness. Although reporting of concussions is on the rise, without any of the above symptoms it is unlikely you suffered a concussion. Enough force has to be applied to the body or head to shake or concuss the brain inside the skull to produce a concussion. ...Read more
Yes: Repeated blows to the head can cause damage to the brain. This is why boxers and football players have issues the longer they perform. My question is why do you stay with someone who repeatedly hits you in the head. It is a well proven fact that domestic violence WILL escalate and has proven to be fatal. Get out now and don't look back. ...Read more
Yes: Symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness and headaches that occur with change in position (lying to sitting or sitting to standing) are often caused by dehydration or low blood pressure. Start by changing position slowly. In the morning sit on the edge of the bed for a minute before standing. Increase your water intake as well. If the symptoms continue talk to your doctor. ...Read more
When angry w/ myself I will occasionally hit (5-6x) myself in the head with right fist w/ full strength. Should I worry about brain damage?
Possibly. : It really depends on how hard you are actually hitting yourself. My bigger concern is that you are doing that at all to manage your anger. I strongly encourage you to seek out evaluation asap by a certified behavioral health specialist to help you develop healthier and safer anger management skills. Take care. ...Read more
I'm 20 and for a few times i head banged hard to music.i mostly shake my head slowly.I put it away now.is it possible for permanent brain damage?
No...: "Head Banging" or shaking your head to loud rock music is not going to cause brain damage. You brain is very protected in your skull — avoid "head banging" your head into hard surfaces (which would likely only break your skin) and you should be fine. Enjoy your music, have fun, and protect your hearing by avoiding excessively loud music. ...Read more
My daughter started crawling about a month ago and she has been falling over or falling back and hitting her head should I worry about brain damage?
Probably not: Unless you are hitting your head, the answer is probably no. However, you could certainly injure you neck. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the degree of impact and transmitted force, you can lose consciousness, a concussion; have just a localized bruise over the scalp or even have a traumatic brain injury that affects memory and emotions. Repetitive head injury builds up, e.g., football and hockey players who develop "post-traumatic encephalopathy". ...Read more
Cognitive: You can undergo a cognitive evaluation at a rehab center. ...Read more
Can I cause brain damage if my head is jerked around while I am concussed? Or does there need to be some mechanical force involved?
Post-consussion: After a concussion, for weeks the brain is at greatly increased risk of damage from repeated trauma. This would include jostling from a roller-coaster or off-roading, contact sports. Even excess visual stimulation such as reading, (yes reading!), must be avoided after a concussion until completely recovered. It is a very sensitive and potentially dangerous recovery period which must be respected. ...Read more
Can a hit to the head cause brain damage? I was smacked at the side of the head and the back of the head with a t. V remote could anything bad happen?
Not likely: The brain is well cushioned in a pool of fluid surrounded by a tough bony shell. A heat hit with no loss of consciousnes and a lack of the dazing (called by coaches ringing your bell), is unlikely to have any demonstrable effects. Of course I assume this is isolated and you are not having repeated blows to the head. This is why athletes wear helmets. ...Read more
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
I tapped my left side head with my finger a few times hard. Did I cause G-d Forbid, any brain damage?
Tapping your head with your finger, no matter how hard, will not damage your brain.
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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.
See Below: You would need to have a structural lesion affecting the brain as a result of head trauma in order to lose 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
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
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
Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read more
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