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how long does a concussion take to heal?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 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, underlying adhd or learning difficulties, severity of injury, and genetics. If you are re-injured before complete healing, the time also significantly lengthens. To promote faster healing follow your doctor's instructions and rest.
Answered on Sep 23, 2019
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 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 syndrome. http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/3/297.
Answered on Oct 1, 2015
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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
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