Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging against a wall?

Unlikely. This is a common behavior we see in toddlers. It would be highly unlikely for anyone to purposely bang there head against a wall hard enough to cause a brain injury.

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Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging to music?

Actually, yes. 'headbanging' involves rapidly & forcefully whipping the head back and forth. It has been reported to cause neck injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic brain injury. Headbanging causes'coup-contracoup' injury due to brain impact against the rigid skull. Dizziness, headache, & confusion can result. Safer solutions would be to throw up your rock fist, steer clear of the mosh pit, & wear earplugs. Read more...