A 31-year-old member asked:
for what length of time can post concussion syndrome last along with its symptoms?
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Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Variable: Post concussion syndrome may be transient but in some cases symptoms may persist for many months.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What is a post concussion syndrome?
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Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Injury for long time: Post concussion syndrome occurs when concussion symptoms, typically headache, dizziness, fatigue, and poor concentration, last longer than 6-8 weeks. The condition is not well understood, so our understanding is being updated regularly. Current treatment focuses on relieving symptoms while the brain heals. Often a brain rehabilitation specialist is involved in developing the treatment plan.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Post concussion syndrome. How long should it last?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Varies: Postconcussion syndrome can vary in duration and severity. It can resolve in a week or last as long as several years. The typical postconcussion syndrome often resolves within one month. Various strategies as well as medications recommended by specialists can reduce symptoms.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What can you do to deal with post-concussion syndrome?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Get educated: Talk to a specialist and get educated. Stop what caused the concussion. Consider meds such as Aspirin and other pain relievers to mitigate headaches and migraines. Certain medications can fight memory loss and decreased motor skills. No single medication will tackle all side effects. Consider acupuncture, even electro-therapy. And other therapy and treatment options . Symptoms can last for years.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
I was told i could have post concussion syndrome or something like that. Could I have it from something that happened a year ago?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Post concussion syndrome although usually short lived, days to weeks, following a concussion can in a minority of patients last for over a year. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia , difficulty concentrating, noise and light sensitivity. If you have not already had further diagnostic studies such as MRI and possibly neuro psych testing would consider. See neurologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
What is the latest info on post concussion syndrome from studies?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Individualized: Outcomes vary from person to person. The leading thought is to monitor with neuropsych testing until normal. Normal implies not just no headache but no symptoms of any kind.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2013
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