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How Long Should Brain Injury Last
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Significant head trauma can result in a concussion to the inner ear. Most patients will have complete resolution of balance symptoms but recovery is variable and may last only a few days or may last several months. Vestibular rehabiliation exercise can help expedite recovery and be helpful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Generally once the a: Generally once the acute phase of the stoke is stabilized in the first day or two of admission, there is a risk for subsequent bleed that does need to be monitored. If stabilized the neurologic consequences of the stroke needs to be addressed along with assuring general medical stability and appropriate control of a patients blood pressure. We then need to enter the rehab phase. ...Read more
Hard to say: Concussion and whiplash injuries vary in severity. The pain from a whiplash will usually resolve in a few weeks and is best treated with early therapy and over the counter medications. Sometimes whiplash will last longer and in some cases the pain will become chronic. If symptoms of a concussion persist then you should check with your doctor to make sure nothing more serious is going on. ...Read more
Depends: on severity and location of injury.Each one is different. Blood clots on the surface of the brain which are quickly treated seems to do reasonably well. When there is tearing and bleeding into brain tissue, less well. Most neurosurgeons feel that at least a year is needed to know how complete a recovery is. The brain does heal and we see some surprising recoveries over time, but not always. ...Read more
After a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, how long does a patiently typically get over motor apraxia? And photophobia? How can I best accelerate recovery
Left or right: Every stroke is unique, with effects dependent upon many factors including physical fitness, co-morbidities, size of brain tissue injury, rapidity of onset, mechanism of onset. Recovery may come in days, weeks, years, or never. If the stroke involves the dominant temporal responsible for speech prognosis is worse than for equal sized non-dominant temporal lobe stroke, other things being equal. ...Read more
Impossible to answer: There are so many variables i doubt that any of us here can give you specific reliable information. Brain swelling is serious, of course. What prompts the question? Perhaps you can be more specific in why you are asking this. ...Read more
How long does it take for the brain to heal from a severe concussion bc i had brain surg in 1993-95 ans the concussion was 9/16/13.
Up to a year: Patients with concussion can have symptoms of headaches, confusion, emotional lability, sleep disorder for 6 months to a year. History of previous brain surgery may prolong the recovery period from concussion. Check with your doctor to make sure there is no structural problems with the brain, such as edema, bleeding, contusion, that may affect your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
shoulder injury: Depends on the injury. If only strained, options include rest, ice, nsaids, and eventual rehab exercises best guided by a therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful if inflammation is present. This can take several months to improve with conservative treatment. If rotator cuff or labrum is torn, surgery is often needed to repair the tear. ...Read more
Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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