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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dealing with a concussion.

26 doctor answers26 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology 28 years experience
Ignore: Pay attention to psychological and emotional changes as they can slow recovery from a concussion.
Dr. Thomas Trojian
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: Most concussion get better in two weeks. Younger people usually take longer than adults.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Concussion: Concussion management is a multi-disciplinary approach in medicine.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Ignore: Postconcussional syndrome usually fully resolves by six weeks following head injury.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ignore: Total brain rest is the key to recovery...Including no "screen time.".
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Concussions: Concussions can cause emotional discord.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Ignore: Avoiding subsequent concussions is exceedingly important.
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Ignore: Beneficial nutrients post-concussion: omega-3 3000mg/day; curcumin 500mg/day; resveratrol 250mg/day.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Low level exercise may actually speed recovery. Discuss with a concussion expert.
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Ignore: Concussions are additive. Time is your best ally for recovering from a concussion.
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Young children are unable to report symptoms with head injury. Maintain a low threshold of suspicion.
Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Ignore: Take lots of naps. Resting your brain will help you feel clearer and have less headaches.
Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Ignore: Avoid alcohol and other drugs if you sustain a concussion.
Dr. Roy Vingan
37 years experience
Ignore: In the early phases of recovery... Sleep is your best friend. Give your brain a chance to mend.
Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Ignore: As with any injury, rest and adequate nutrition is essential for recovery.
Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology 21 years experience
Ignore: SLEEP well, you may need more sleep as your brain heals = 8 hours or more + naps when necessary.
Dr. Charles Harvey
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Ignore: If specific activities make headache, nausea or dizziness worse, hold off on those activities!!
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 years experience
Ignore: Complete cognitive rest until you've been symptom-free for 24 hours is crucial to recovery.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
With: With rest, most people fully recover from a concussion.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
In: In sme people, it may take a few weeks to recover.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Some: Some people take a few weeks to recover.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
After: After a concussion the brain is more sensitive to damage.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Repeated: Repeated concussions or a severe concussion may lead to long-lasting problems.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms of concussions range from mild to severe & can last for hours, days, weeks, or even months.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Brain: Brain rest is very important for recovery for student athletes with a concussion. Less technology!

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Ignore: After a concussion seek ample rest, good nutrition and engage in simple memory exercises.

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