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What actually occurs inside the brain after you get a concussion?

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 more

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Where is the worst area of the brain to get a concussion?

Where is the worst area of the brain to get a concussion?

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

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Did I get brain damage from concussion?

Did I get brain damage from concussion?

Maybe: Although you probably didn't suffer permanent injury to your brain, multiple concussions can certainly cause permanent neurologic impairment. ...Read more

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Can you get a brain damage if you get a concussion?

Can you get a brain damage if you get a concussion?

Yes: Concussion does result in a small injury to the brain, that's why having many of them can lead to serious problems in the future. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Avoid head trauma: Repeated head trauma can cause chronic problems. Try not to worry about what has happened in the past as this will only make things worse. Instead, focus on avoiding activities in which you might experience additional head trauma, such as contact sports, etc. ...Read more

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To get a concussion, does the brain have to hit the inside of the skull?

To get a concussion, does the brain have to hit the inside of the skull?

Mechanistics: Concussion by definition is loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or combination of both. Caused by transient impact on base of brain, brainstem, but any additional brain trauma might cause post-traumatic encephalopathy. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you don't get concussion , does it mean you haven't got brain damage?

Head vs brain injury: There is a difference between a head injury which is an injury to the skull or head structures outside the skull and a concussion which is a mild brain injury. Without symptoms of concussion you have probably avoided brain damage. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: The reason behind resting the brain after a concussion is to avoid prolonging the duration of a concussion--brain rest allows the brain to recover faster. If reading does not aggravate any symptoms you're fine to continue. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Concussion (Definition)

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