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Hello, i would like to know if i can sustain any brain injury from a vigorous shaking of the head backward and forward? I was shaking it in a vigorous manner (in the "yes" gesture, kind of headbanger's style), and acquired a slight headache in the forehea

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In brief: Unlikely

But don' t try harder!

In brief: Unlikely

But don' t try harder!
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Mary Engrav
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In brief: No,

No, an adult could not injure their own brain by shaking it.
If you hit your head against something, it could injure it. An individual could hurt someone elses's head (especially a child) by shaking that person, but you can't do it to yourself.

In brief: No,

No, an adult could not injure their own brain by shaking it.
If you hit your head against something, it could injure it. An individual could hurt someone elses's head (especially a child) by shaking that person, but you can't do it to yourself.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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