Concussion and jaw injury

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Avatar n tn I have been given confilicting information, and am very confussed about what i should be experiencing! I am still experienced head, neck and jaw pain as well as confusion, difficulty reading(eye focus) and concentrating and a great deal of vertigo. Today's Dr. (not very friendly guy) said this is should not be continuing and that i am imagining these symptoms... do you have any resources i can utilize to try to better understand what is occuring? What should i expect? Thanks you!
435918 tn?1204740941 There are a number of very rational reasons to suggest maladaptive synaptogenesis because of focal axon injury, and all i want is to get an mri or dti test and an expert to look at it. All I have gotten is a series of doctors who have treated me like I am either an idiot or up to something. I feel completely let down by the neurology community and I am not alone. Do your own research, do not rely on the medical community to look out for your interests.
Avatar n tn Hi! The symptoms of jaw pain, headache, blurred and double vision, sensitivity or burning sensation and ringing in the ear can be due to temporal arteritis. The other possibility is brain injury due to the blow in this area. This is diagnosed by high ESR, high C-reactive protein, MRI and biopsy of the inflamed artery. Oral corticosteroids are usually prescribed as the first line of treatment. Do discuss this with your doctor and get this investigated. Take care!
Avatar f tn Also concussion can cause persisting headaches and should be allowed to slowly subside before active sports are considered. Injury to neck, to jaw bone, and even eyes should be considered. Get his eye sight also checked. May be the headaches are because he needs spectacles. -Take care!
Avatar m tn If you have pain persisting in temple area and get pain on opening your mouth wide, you are probably suffering from TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder due to the injury. In this your jaw joint is inflamed and causes pain in temple area with dizziness. To get some relief you can try massaging the sore muscles. You have to press on muscles of your face to look for sore points. Then massage these points with short strokes.
Avatar f tn It's more dangerous because the bite is to the head, which gives easy access to the brain. And, your cat's jaw is broken and locked into place. Honestly, there is no home treatment that will cure these problems. You must find a way to take care of this.
Avatar m tn She gags at any food presented to her and I wonder if perhaps her olfactory bulbs were damaged from the primary injury, but tons of online reading leads me to think that cats are picky eaters and gagging specifically has been seen in both jaw injury and also concussions, which my cat has both. In reading other posts I have seen others having success with placing small chunks of boiled foods in the cat's mouth.
552525 tn?1393719488 I was taken to the hospital and given two CT scans and 4 x rays and told nothing was broken. What is this spongy dent on the back of my head and should I be concerned? I have a previous head injury that I got in 2002 when I was attacked by a mental health patient while I was delivering medications on the weekend.
Avatar f tn Three days ago, I was accidentally hit on the right side of my head by someone's elbow. It was very sore, but did not cause any concussion or injury, so I believed at the time. A day later, my right eye began twitching. (I've never had an issue with this eye before.) I also have quite a bit of tenderness in that spot on my head and pain when I open my mouth wide or use my jaw muscles.
Avatar f tn Saturday night I was going to a friends house in Long Island and it had just snowed but it was then raining at the moment. I was walking down a ramp of the house and I slid down flat on my behind and banged the back of my head on the wooden ramp. The center of the back of my head hurts if you touch it but there is no lump there which I find unusual. The crazy part is that my front and back of the neck feels stiff as well as my jaw. It hurts so much even if I sneeze.
Avatar m tn First off hello and thank you for reading this, I think I have a concussion because today I was playing a game of soccer with some friends and one of them accidentally kicked the ball in my face. What happened was it hit me in the head and my head tilted backwards 3-4 iches and it hurt a little in my head but mostly on my face i saw my glasses fly away to I went to get them and my face was in pain for about 2 minutes.
Avatar n tn I dipped my finger in some water a dropped some on her lips and she licked her lips moving her jaw up and down. What is a concussion exactly? Does this mean she could be retarded now? I just asking this doesn't mean I will love her anyless of course. I want to thank you so much I've been trying to reasearch on my own but I'm not very skilled at the internet or computer for that matter. You have been the only source of comfort and knowledge. Thank you so much.
Avatar f tn Hi bridget869, I just finished reading your comments about your cat falling. You say she keeps itching the part of her head that she fell on and is a little slow. I don't want to alarm you, but you need to be aware that your cat may have sustained a head injury from falling. We have a cat too. I'm going to write down a few statements from the Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook. this is under the section called Head Injuries.
Avatar n tn generally you take a "wait and see" approach with a head injury with a kitten that young. I know it's not a very satisfying answer, but it's a delicate age and most medications for seizure related orders can wreck havoc on such a young kitten's system. See what your vet says. Perhaps s/he'll decide it's worth the risk to use one of the anti seizure med's. hopefully there's just some swelling causing the seizures and after a few days it will go down and the problem will resolve itself.
1438254 tn?1283948927 however I do think the disorientation will improve, he has been thru alot and no doubt has a good concussion at the least going on....therefore the disorientation wouldn't surprise me, and I do believe that could be temporary...but again with head injuries nothing is certain. bless you for trying, I send the little guy tons of love and wishes for a full recovery. keep him as safe and comfortable as possible, he will need lots of help in the next while with eating and litter box etc...
Avatar f tn Five days ago, I was accidentally hit on the right side of my head by someone's elbow. It was very painful, but did not cause a concussion, vomiting or serious injury that I was aware of at the time. A day and a half later, my right eye began twitching and I noticed that the side of my head was very sore when I opened my mouth wide or used my jaw muscles. ( I am in very good health and have never had an injury to that eye.) It is very sore to the touch also.
Avatar f tn He is only 18 years old, and with another injury, faces additional surgery in the right eye, and potentially a retinal detachment in the better left eye. You and he should be aware that even without trauma, he is at risk of a retinal detachment, just from being very myopic. He must be evaluated by an ophthalmologist immediately if he ever experiences sudden onset of flashing lights, new floaters, or loss of part of his field of vision.
Avatar f tn I went to the ER on 5/16 after the first major assault on 5/7, ct scan was done and I was diagnosed with a concussion and sent to eye specialist the next day for white flashes in the left corner of my left eye. Eye specialist said I had double vision in the left eye due to post concussive syndrome and the vitreous jelly in the eye had shifted causing the flashes that should go away over time....still haven't.
Avatar n tn what does it mean when you slip and fall and hit your head off the floor and now you are having shooting pain throughout your head,neck, and jaw. And also you are very dizzy and shaking?
Avatar m tn I was in a bicycling accident 12 years ago where I flew and landed on my head and cracked my helmet in two, sustained a mild concussion. I do a lot of sitting at the computer for my job, and have a history of disc issues in my lumbar spine. My neck has hurt, intermitently, on my right side, for as long as I can remember (more than 5 years). The pain feels like a stiff/seized neck, I have headaches, pain goes across my right shoulder, down right scapula.
Avatar n tn I really think you should explore TMJ and have a mouth guard made for you. Tell your chiropractor about TMJ and have him work on your jaw. I have the same thing and I'm sure it is linked to my jaw. The jaw is so complex it can mimic an ear infection, sinus infection, etc. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I was involved in an accident that invovled injury to my head (resulted in concussion) and back (resulted in some herniated disks & nerve damage) After the injury when I started walking I had pain going down my legs (Dr.
Avatar n tn I do not remember my accident. After my injury I had terrible headaches and dizzy spells for months and then I was fine. About a month ago I started having bad headaches again. I never sufferred from headaches before I hit my head. My other symptoms after I was injured was that I was getting seizure like symptoms when I fell asleep, those have subsided thank goodness. All tests ran said that I was not suffering from seizures but rather possible sleep paralysis.
Avatar f tn The top of my head on my right side is really, really sensitive to the touch and it goes all the way down to my face. Around my cheek bone and jaw area. I'm not sure what this is but any help I can get would really be appreciated. Thank you in advance for taking time to respond to my question.
Avatar m tn Some immediate relief can be found by simply opening your mouth and letting the jaw drop comfortably. Concentrate on letting the jaw relax. Within a very short time, the vibration ends. This isn't a cure, but offers some relief that can last a while.
Avatar n tn Pain and swelling is worse below my jaw, down to my collar bone. And a headache and slight eye pain above right eye. I too am just getting over a type of sinus cold and have had a severe cough especially at night; Keeping me awake. I was interested in what Bananas posted on Dec 17 about Lupus. Last fall I started having joint pain in my elbows, one knee and sometimes wrists. It has been severe but just took Motrin or Tylenol for pain, and heat pad.
Avatar n tn I did go to ER for that and I assume all the necessary things were performed at that time to rule out serious injury, otherwise I wouldn’t of been released. I cannot figure out what is going on with me and nether can the physicians. Any ideas where to go next?
Avatar n tn My brother fell on the ice and knocked himself unconsious. He is now experiencing numbness and tingling in his hands. He has an appt with his GP...I told him to go to the ER? What should he do. He also has a little jaw pain.
1072295 tn?1255453136 i have pain in my left temple and my jaw is still sore,also my left ear hurts,,my jaw feels tight. the worse thing is i constantly feel as if ive had a few drinks!! i dont feel right,i cant even drive as i cant think properly,im slow to react and i feel slow,if you know what i mean! also a few times a day i will fall to the side as i lose balance like the ground is moveing.i am so tired all the time.
Avatar n tn Hi The post-concussion syndrome or PCS lasts for weeks, months, or occasionally years after a concussion or moderate to severe cases of traumatic brain injury. It is seen in 38–80% of mild head injuries. The nature of the symptoms tends to change over time. They are most commonly of a physical nature (headache) following the injury, but tend to become predominantly psychological (difficulty concentrating, irritability) later.