…they tend to remain activated for years, during which they attack healthy or repairing brain cells. In response to trauma, the brain cells produce too much calcium and that can become toxic to areas of the brain. The delicate balance of different organic molecules crucial to brain function becomes disruptive after trauma and recent studies have suggested that this imbalance continues for at least eighteen years in brain injured patients. Some of these imbalances can be noted on a type of MRI called spectroscopy.
Bottom line is that people can and do get worse in the short run with brain injury. This is largely due to people not allowing time for their injuries to heal.
So if you have sustained any injury to the brain AND patt your head, you could be of course making the injury worse, not allowing it time to heal.
So, the question needs to be asked, how hard are you patting your head and how frequent is it. If you are suffering from:
- ear aches
- inability to concentrate for a few seconds
or anything similar after patting your head, chances are you are patting it too hard and/or for too long of a time.