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What Actually Occurs Inside The Brain After You Get A Concussion
Not clear: The actual changes in the brain after a concussion are not properly understood. After concussion, post-concussive syndrome (pcs) can be from mild to severe. It can include a range of symptoms including (but not limited to) headaches, dizziness, nausea, poor concentration, irritability, anxiety, noise or light sensitivity, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, memory problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back: Symptoms that take longer to recover likely represents a "worst injury". This is seen when the back of the brain is affected, possibly from a fall on the back of the head. The symptoms that are typically predictive of a prolonged recovery are balance issues, fogginess, neck pain, and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more
Had a concussion 5weeks ago.How hard is to get a second concussion/hurt brain? I'm scared i'll hurt myself if i go out, do everyday activities, houswork
Could you get permanent damage to the brain after getting two concussions in a period of 6 months. I am worried I won't be able to function.
Can you get t CTE with just 2 concussions? I've had 2, a couple years ago and am worried my brain won't recover since I still have headaches/problems.
All concussions: are serious and MULTIPLE concussions can result in permanent brain damage..however most of the NFL statistics were from multiple (continuing) concussions over a definite amount of time. I do not believe your history merits WORRY ..WORRY about what you cannot control is in itself harmful Hope this helps you! Dr Z ...Read more
Read that one should rest the brain after brain concussion if i don't get tired or headache doing reading does that mean i can start doing it please?
I have had about 3 concussions in my lifetime. (I am 45). I was never knocked out but did get nauseous and had terrible headaches. I am concerned about developing a brain disorder because of this past trauma. Please discuss my potential prognosis.
Hard to say: Hard to say. However the studies being done on traumatic brain injuries as you know are not hopeful. The brain tissue once destroyed or injured will develop deficits for you savoy age. See your doctor now for evaluation so you see what your baseline of damage is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I play sports and substain a concussion and every time I substain a concussion I sit out and let my brain regroup for the time needed,Can I get CTE ?
See you doc: Multiple concussions at such a young age is SERIOUS. We are just beginning to learn about CTE and the consequences of multiple concussions, so I don't think your question can be answered easily. A greater concern would be second impact syndrome, in which a second concussion too close to the first leads to death. You need to see a sports medicine/PMR doc comfortable with concussion. Best of luck ...Read more
I was punch at the head but I dont feel any dizzy when I was hit just pain at the skull is it mean my brain didnt get any concussion except my skull?
Brain rattled!: Any blow to the skull will "rattle the brain." If you have no symptoms, it obviously did not cause a noticeable injury. However, repetitive injuries, even with no symptoms at the time, cause more and more damage as time goes on and makes the brain more likely to be hurt with each episode. Peace, brother! Violence to you (by anyone) and by you (to anyone) is unhealthy to all (obviously). ...Read more
Distortion: The brain undergoes a distortion of the brain and brain stem. The brainstem is fixed in place but the brain can be distorted, putting a stretch on nerve fibers traveling through the brain stem. A kink can develop in the brain stem at the level of the area driving migraine headaches, nausea and vomiting. Fibers in the Reticular Activating Sysem are stretched, causing disturbance of alertness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Below: The best explanation is from a Mayo Clinic site: What is a traumatic brain injury? TBI is an injury to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head from blunt or penetrating trauma. The injury that occurs at the moment of impact is known as the primary injury. Primary injuries can involve a specific lobe of the brain or can involve the entire brain. Sometimes the skull may be fractured, but not always. During the impact of an accident, the brain crashes back and forth inside the skull causing bruising, bleeding, and tearing of nerve fibers (Fig. 1). Immediately after the accident the person may be confused, not remember what happened, have blurry vision and dizziness, or lose consciousness. At first the person may appear fine, but their condition can decline rapidly. After the initial impact occurs, the brain undergoes a delayed trauma – it swells – pushing itself against the skull and reducing the flow of oxygen-rich blood. This is called secondary injury, which is often more damaging than the primary injury. ...Read more
Brain chemistry: After a concussion, the common symptoms include headache, difficulty with concentration, memory problems, increased irritability. It is known that there is a change in the brain metabolism. The neurons are thus much more sensitive to insults. This is why patients with a concussion are more susceptible to a head injury (the second impact syndrome). ...Read more
Brain cells injured: Concussions, a form of mild traumatic brain injury (tbi), are usually caused by a blow to the head which causes the brain to move within the skull. The force of the brain moving suddenly, often bumping the skull, causes chemicals to leak out of the brain cells. It is important to rest to allow the brain to repair the damage to these delicate cells. www.cdc.gov/concussion/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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