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.

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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...
Concussion. A single concussion without loss of conscious it would be unlikely that you sustained significant brain damage. Read more...

I heard a concussion gives you brain damage/ true?

Maybe. Although you probably didn't suffer permanent injury to your brain, multiple concussions can certainly cause permanent neurologic impairment. Read more...
Absolutely. How long it takes to heal and whether there is permanant effects depends upon many factors.You see a specialist for the proper neurocognitive testing and therapy. Read more...

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...
Concussion. Yes, even a single concussion can leave permanent neurological findings, and sequential injuries can lead to magnified damage. Read more...
Yes. A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury. The severity and duration of the symptoms varies on the severity of the hit and the individual. Read more...

What to do if I heard a concussion gives you brain damage is this true?

Yes. A concussion does result in brain damage, but if mild, the damage is so little it is likely unable to be measured/detected. The bigger issue is to protect oneself from another concussion, especially soon after the first. See your doctor about your specific situation. Wear head protection as appropriate depending on your activities. Read more...
Mild brain injury. Concussion is a mild brain injury. However is has been shown that the brain has a 'cerebral reserve' meaning the brain has the ability to recover fully after a first concussion. Read more...
Definitions. A concussion is merely a description of head trauma causing loss of consciousness, loss or memory or combination of both, and yes, it is a mild brain injury, which, by definition is transient. "Brain damage" is result of longer lasting trauma, and is in addition to the concussion. However, brain healing may proceed over 18-24 months with gradual, even close to full, improvement. Read more...

If someone has two concussions within two weeks is there a possibility of brain damage?

Yes possibly. There is increasing awareness of brain injuries which are below the level of detectability with current imaging techniques, like ct and mri. The bottom line is that you should be cautious, and you should consult with your doctor if you do not feel "right". Read more...
Possibly. Repeated concussions within a short period of time are bad because of the cumulative effect of the concussions. It is well known that the brain is hypermetabolic after a concussion. Thus, it is more sensitive to the effects of additional concussion, particularly if there has not been sufficient recovery time (usually 6 weeks minimum). Read more...

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...

After how many concussions does brain damage occur? I've gotten 4 and have started having trouble with things.

Depends. The severity of concussions is more important than the number though brain disorders after repeated mild traumas also been reported you must se a neurologist to assess the situation. Read more...
Too many. What people do not understand is that the diagnosis of concussion in itself defines damage to the brain. For most, a single concussion can recover fully or leave you with minimal symptoms. Repeated concussions will result in permanent and irreversible brain damage. If you notice balance problems, headaches, memory and attention problems, mood problems, etc., you have some permanent brain damage. Read more...
Yes. A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury. The severity & duration of the symptoms varies on the severity of the hit and the individual. Unfortunately, damage from concussions are cumulative and once you suffer one, you are at risk of more serious consequences from repeat incidences. Please go see a healthcare professional trained in concussion management. Read more...

Can a senior recover from mild concussion without brain damage?

Absolutely. As a matter of fact, most people recover from concussions without permanent brain damage. It may be important to have a consultation with a neurologist/neurosurgeon to determine what other factors may impact the timeline for recovery. Read more...