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Sometimes when I run fast or just climb stairs my brain hurts. Im serious. Why is that?

Sometimes when I run fast or just climb stairs my brain hurts. Im serious. Why is that?

Not your brain: The brain has no pain sensors, so it literally can't be the source of the pain you are feeling. What you are experiencing probably has to do with muscle tension in your scalp, which can be quite painful. May have to do with decreased circulation as your body recruits blood to the muscles needed to climb or run. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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How does heavy drug usage affect the brain in the long-run?

How does heavy drug usage affect the brain in the long-run?

Can be disastrous: Certain drugs such as meth, cocaine, can cause stroke and brain hemorrhages, but others can cause delusions, hallucinations, agitation, psychotic behavior. If you have such a history, you need far more help than we can provide here, but a Concierge visit might allow us to guide you to eventual rehab stabilization. ...Read more

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What are the main nerves that run through the spine and brain that most other nerves branch from? Can they be repaired if damaged?

What are the main nerves that run through the spine and brain that most other nerves branch from? Can they be repaired if damaged?

Spinal cord: The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae. Nerves branch off the SC that innervate other body regions/parts. Depending on the extent of the injury and the time frame at which the injury is tended to will depend on the ability for the area to heal, if at all. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract a permanent brain injury from running into a car with a bad driver?

Is it possible to contract a permanent brain injury from running into a car with a bad driver?

Yes.: Our brain is the most delicate of our organs. It has limited ability to heal from an injury. One of the most common ways to injure your brain is during a car accident. If you have concerns, you should be evaluated by your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I keep running into tables and doorways and doors. Is there a brain reason for this to be the case?

Possibly: You could simply be clumsy like many of us or you could have a visual and/or balance problem possibly originating from the brain. See a neurologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My friends is taking 2 to 3 grams of cocaine daily from 6 months. When & what will be the side effect on his brain and body in the long run?

My friends is taking 2 to 3 grams of cocaine daily from 6 months. When & what will be the side effect on his brain and body  in the long run?

Yes, death: I agree with dr. Villaplana that extended use of Cocaine like this does lead to death. Until that point, some effects you & your friend might want to know about include abdominal pain and nausea, irregular heart beat, heart attack, chest pain, respiratory failure, stroke, seizures and headaches. So while the drug may bring euphoria, it also comes with scarier things. ...Read more

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What causes head /brain ringing or clicking ? It clicks while i walk, run and while i work .

What causes head /brain ringing or clicking ? It clicks while i walk, run and while i work .

Not sure: Ringing or clicking seem to be separate processes. Might be TMJ problems (see: http://goo.Gl/pfhce), or you might just want to work on strengthening your brain (i like deepak chopra's http://goo.Gl/iuuty). ...Read more

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Why do non-contact activities like running put someone who is concussed at risk for permanent brain damage?

Why do non-contact activities like running put someone who is concussed at risk for permanent brain damage?

Even non-contact: sports require energy and increased metabolism of many organs, including the brain. A concussed brain is a bruised brain and it is important to allow the injury to heal as best as it can and to avoid strenuous activities of all sorts until your physician feels it is safe. ...Read more