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On top of patience, how do sports trainers make concussion symptoms go away?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Avoid another concus: The most importnt activity for a trainer is to recognize a concussion has occurred and be sure the player is removed from the game. He should be evaluated by a physician. Using computer programs such as "impact" is an important evaluation tool. Return to sports activity should not occur until all symptoms have resolved and if impact is used, when the result of the evaluation has normalized.
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Rested: Rest is the only way to help your brain recover from a concussion. You should avoid anything that makes symptoms worse, specifically physical and cognitive activity until symptoms resolve and your doctor clears you to begin increasing activity.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Advice? Would my concussion symptoms ever go away?

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Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Symptoms from a concussion can last for a long time, but most resolve. Sometimes, other symptoms arise like depression, ptsd, and other emotional and psychological issues, and these can get in the way of recovery, so be sure to share all of this with the provider taking care of you and get the appropriate treatment if needed.

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