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Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Who Shakes Head?: The baby can't shake his head enough to cause damage. But if the baby is shaken by someone else there can be severe and fatal brain injury. Babies must not be shaken! ...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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Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Should not: The ping-pong skull fracture is akin to a greenstick fracture of the long bones in children." should not cause any brain damage unless there was bleeding into the brain... http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/343764-overview. ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more

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Can whipping head back and forth cause brain damage?

Can whipping head back and forth cause brain damage?

Probably not: Unless you are hitting your head, the answer is probably no. However, you could certainly injure you neck. ...Read more

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Do all concussions involve brain damage?

Do all concussions involve brain damage?

In a word, Yes: By definition, a concussion involves injury to the brain such as compression, bruising, or nerve damage. You may suffer a concussion without loss of consciousness, but if the brain suffers bruising and injury, it is a concussion. ...Read more

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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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Could a motor tic in the head (head jerking) cause brain cell loss or damage?

Could a motor tic in the head (head jerking) cause brain cell loss or damage?

No: Motor tics are considered a sign of electrical short circuiting of neural impulses.By themselves they produce no damage but may reflect some injury or abnormal nerve pathways further up in the system. ...Read more

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Can brain injuries or brain damage cause deafness?

Can brain injuries or brain damage cause deafness?

Yes: We don't hear with our ears, we hear with our brains. Injury to the auditory nerve from the ear to the brain or injury to the areas of the brain involved with hearing can result in deafness, . ...Read more

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Probably Not: I wouldn't expect nerve damage to cause any noticeable sound. It could be an inner ear issue or you may be sensing arthritic changes in the cervical spine or neck. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Probably not : The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so i wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read more

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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

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Would a head MRI show nerve damage? Constant pinching on left side of head and body tremors. ?

Would a head MRI show nerve damage?  Constant pinching on left side of head and body tremors. ?

Some: A few things... It could show evidence for example of: blood vessel "balls" a tumor effects from a stroke or whiplash multiple sclerosis plaques infections. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more