A 40-year-old member asked:
how long does a concussion take to heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sarah Kohl answered
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
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
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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