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Are concussions easier to get after you've gotten them a lot?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some are more prone

Current thinking (which is continuing to evolve as we do more research) indicates that some people are more susceptible to concussions than others.
So if you have had a lot, you may be more prone to concussions. We do know that being younger (children), having adhd and/or a learning disability make your more susceptible to a concussion, and that it may last longer.

In brief: Some are more prone

Current thinking (which is continuing to evolve as we do more research) indicates that some people are more susceptible to concussions than others.
So if you have had a lot, you may be more prone to concussions. We do know that being younger (children), having adhd and/or a learning disability make your more susceptible to a concussion, and that it may last longer.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Adolescents are most prone to concussion. One concern is a second head trauma before resolution of a concussion. The autoregulatory system of the brain which controls blood flow may be compromised result in more serious brain damage than expected.
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is evidence that athletes with a history of a concussion are more likely to sustain another concussion.
This is particularly concerning as the cumulative effects can be very serious.

In brief: Yes

There is evidence that athletes with a history of a concussion are more likely to sustain another concussion.
This is particularly concerning as the cumulative effects can be very serious.
Dr. Todd Thompson
Dr. Todd Thompson
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