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What can be done for feeling of brain moving around inside skull?

Daughter, age 16, suffered concussion, got kicked in head during soccer gameon Saturday morning. Went to ER Sunday afternoon, no CT or MRI, since only symptoms were dizzy and lightheadedness. Now she says that she can feel her brain moving around inside her skull. (on Monday evening) Any need for concern?
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
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Hi,

There can be many causes of lightheadedness and dizziness. May be it is because of the trauma she sustained. Other causes can be diseases associated with cervical disc disease (may be associated with neck posture-related issues). It could be associated with some diseases of the ear(infection or neuritis). Besides this, there are simpler causes like anemia (low hemoglobin), hypoglycemia (low sugar), prolonged fasting, low blood pressure, vitamin deficiency, stress, anxiety, or lack of proper sleep.

Hence, I feel- Take a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Maintain proper posture especially while working and sleeping and take good sleep for 7-8 hours.She can even start to take some multivitamins. But If still the symptoms persist then do go for some investigations like- (complete blood count, vitamin B12, vitamin D, sugar levels, electrolytes, ECG and X-ray cervical spine) most important will be MRI Brain. This will help us to make a proper diagnosis and plan proper treatment.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Milinda Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What can be done for feeling of brain moving around inside skull?

Hi, There can be many causes of lightheadedness and dizziness. May be it is because of the trauma she sustained. Other causes can be diseases associated with cervical disc disease (may be associated with neck posture-related issues). It could be associated with some diseases of the ear(infection or neuritis). Besides this, there are simpler causes like anemia (low hemoglobin), hypoglycemia (low sugar), prolonged fasting, low blood pressure, vitamin deficiency, stress, anxiety, or lack of proper sleep. Hence, I feel- Take a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Maintain proper posture especially while working and sleeping and take good sleep for 7-8 hours.She can even start to take some multivitamins. But If still the symptoms persist then do go for some investigations like- (complete blood count, vitamin B12, vitamin D, sugar levels, electrolytes, ECG and X-ray cervical spine) most important will be MRI Brain. This will help us to make a proper diagnosis and plan proper treatment. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Milinda Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist