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Can you have a concusions even if you have not had an unusual blow to the head?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Concussion

Concussion is by definition a significant blow to the brain so without a blow you cannot have a concussion.

In brief: Concussion

Concussion is by definition a significant blow to the brain so without a blow you cannot have a concussion.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Concussion

The generally accepted definition of a concussion is a mild injury to the brain usually by a traumation event.
Usually one would remember a blow to the head, but not always. For example persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs can fall and hit their head, but have no memory of the incident when they are sober.

In brief: Concussion

The generally accepted definition of a concussion is a mild injury to the brain usually by a traumation event.
Usually one would remember a blow to the head, but not always. For example persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs can fall and hit their head, but have no memory of the incident when they are sober.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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