Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how long does it take for a concussion to heal

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Up to 6 weeks: In general, the symptoms of concussion may take up to 6-8 weeks to go away. Intermittent headaches may occur as may other symptoms like dizziness, nau ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Head concussion: It depends on the severity of the concussion - the more severe the longer the time to recover. In a severe concussion it can months for the symptoms t ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Time for recovery: Usually experienced full healing by 18-24 months, but may be faster in some pts. Assuming you possess "post concussional syndrome", resolution may be ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
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 bra ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
Quite Variable: Concussions can heal in a few weeks or longer than a year. Many factors affect healing. Factors which lengthen the time of healing are younger age, u ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe they don't: Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury synd ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Give it time: Should stabilize and fully heal by 6 weeks, if all that occurred was a "bad concussion", followed by post-concussional symptomatology. However, some ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
33 years experience Cardiology
Concussion: Generally should resolve within a week headaches can persist.
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Should not take long: Usually symptoms of an uncomplicated midl concussion resolve within weeks ot a month, though it is possible some more subtle findings could linger sli ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Post-Concussive: Syndrome begins within 10 days of concussion, minor head injury, & lasts a few weeks -a year. Persistence of dizziness, headache, & mild impa ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Concussion: The standard recommendation is to avoid any sort of head impact for 2-3 months after the injury. Typically by three months, unless it has been a sever ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Duration of symptoms: The duration of the symptoms of concussion vary with the individual and the condition of their brain before the concussion. Concussion symptoms may e ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: The time of onset and type of symptoms are variable. Symptoms may come on immediately or be delayed for days. The symptoms range from headache, inabil ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month