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Old 06-23-2022, 06:02 PM #11
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Where did you hear that body hits can cause a concussion? That is false.
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DeanBJJ,

Where did you hear that body hits can cause a concussion? That is false.
Hmm, I've heard that myself for years. Here is something I found recently:

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Concussions often occur in athletes. But experts still know little about this sports injury. That's because of the brain's complexity and the lack of research on concussions.

Concussions are often hard to spot. A forceful hit to the head or any part of the body that causes a rapid movement of the head may result in a concussion.

Most concussions do not involve loss of consciousness. You don't even have to be hit on the head. A blow to the shoulder that violently snaps the head can cause a concussion.

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyc...contentid=1518
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Hmm, I've heard that myself for years. Here is something I found recently:
I also thought this was the case. It is interesting to see Mark discount this so black and white saying it can't happen.
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I am sorry you're having this experience- it is scary to have multiple bumps to the head (slight or heavy), especially in the context of the increasing focus on CTE in research, media and (finally) athletics. I do feel Mark's initial point is a good one. Not only is anxiety from raised awareness a potential contributor here, but there is also the pragmatic question- how likely is it that there will be a compounding injury? When it comes to two concussions in isolation, regardless of their proximity to one another, the answer, according to research, is "not very". Even so, in the unlikely worst-case-scenario, focusing on what we can find control over is a good place to start. This brings us back to Mark's point- Anxiety can not only bring focus to normative sensations, making them feel heightened but can also generate physiological responses which feel abnormal and concerning. I hope you are able to find the support you need to identify the impact of anxious thoughts on your physiological, emotional and cognitive state. Wishing you well.
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The amount of force to the body that can result in a concussion will cause serious injury to the body. Injured shoulder (football players wear pads that can protect the shoulder while transmitting the hit to the neck.), cracked sternum (seatbelts in a car crash).

These concussions are usually more of a upper cervical injury with strain on the brain stem. This can disrupt blood and fluids to the brain and cause problems from the inflammation. Some experts call these cervical concussions. The symptoms overlap with brain impacts.

If you watch the slo mo replays of these hits in football, you will see the violent whiplash of the head and neck.

That takes a lot of impact force
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I am sorry you're having this experience- it is scary to have multiple bumps to the head (slight or heavy), especially in the context of the increasing focus on CTE in research, media and (finally) athletics. I do feel Mark's initial point is a good one. Not only is anxiety from raised awareness a potential contributor here, but there is also the pragmatic question- how likely is it that there will be a compounding injury? When it comes to two concussions in isolation, regardless of their proximity to one another, the answer, according to research, is "not very". Even so, in the unlikely worst-case-scenario, focusing on what we can find control over is a good place to start. This brings us back to Mark's point- Anxiety can not only bring focus to normative sensations, making them feel heightened but can also generate physiological responses which feel abnormal and concerning. I hope you are able to find the support you need to identify the impact of anxious thoughts on your physiological, emotional and cognitive state. Wishing you well.
Thanks Rebecca.


I've seen a psychiatrist, specialist and phsyio and about to see a psychologist but I feel like Im getting worse!!

Just now, I pulled my duvet covers up really quickly and the corner was all bunched up and it basically was folded back over itself creating a thick bunch of material if that makes sense.

Anyway, when I pulled by duvet this part came whipping down onto my head and felt like I'd been punched in the head.

Obviously I know the material is soft but it still felt like it had weight to it.
Anyway, I couldn't help myself and I had a panic attack and now my head is pressured and sore and I'm sick to my stomach that I have another concussion.

I don't know what to do anymore. I was getting better but the recently concussions really set me back!!

It is so hard when these incidents set me back!
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What is your rest/activity level like? Does work aggravate your head? Do you have to take pain pills to get through the day?
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What is your rest/activity level like? Does work aggravate your head? Do you have to take pain pills to get through the day?
I'm actually doing really well. my new job have no headaches and can function for the day. I sometimes take small 1 or 2 min breaks to close my eyes but have no need to take pills.

This last knock set me back tho. For the last 3 days I havn't been quite right. Just slightly light headed and dizzy as well as pressure in my head.

I know it was only a duvet hitting my head but it honestly felt like a punch to the forehead in a way.

Usually when I have flare ups they go away the next day after a good sleep.

I had this flare up on Thursday and it is still here on Saturday.

Could being hit with a duvet theoretically give a concussion in someone who is suspetible? Like lets say you took a bunch of it and wacked someone over the head with it.

COuld that technically give a concussion? It wasn't quite that hard as I was lying down in bed and was on my pillow I just someone ripped the duvet up and it was bunched up and it flicked over and smacked me in the forehead.
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Glad you're doing well. Take a double dose of curcumin and omega 3 DHA immediately after the incident to minimize the flare up.

But trying to analyze an impact to determine whether it caused an injury is futile. Just take it easy for a day or two to allow the flare up to subside. You would do the same if it was an actual injury, so that's why you shouldn't over-analyze the incident.
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I suggest if you think you need to analyze a head bump, instead, analyze your distant past. Would you have ever been concerned about a Duvet slapping your head 5 years ago? Would it have caused you to react 5 years ago.

5 years ago should be your truth, not some anxious online question.
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