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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Overview)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered mental status, and headaches.


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What sort of disease is a concussion?

What sort of disease is a concussion?

Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Overview)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered mental status, and headaches.


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Can you tell me how long does concussion last?

Can you tell me how long does concussion last?

Few weeks to a year: Some people will have concussion resolve within a few hours. However, for many symptoms will last for several weeks, months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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Concussion (Tip)

Most concussion get better in two weeks. Younger people usually take longer than adults. ...See more

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Treating a Concussion (Checklist)

Have physician assess neck for injury, including parapsinal spasm
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Avoid activities where second concussion can occur until resolution
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Practice cognitive rest until symptoms resolve
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Be reassessed by physician at one week
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I can't think clearly. Is this a symptom of concussion?

Possibly: Concussions typically occur after a head injury. At times, head injuries can be minor and we might not think much of them. If your confusion worsens or you develop other symptoms, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of concussion?

Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian.Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing.We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure(as best we can) their injury. ...Read more

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Concussion (Tip)

Your symptoms should improve with time. If you feel like you are getting worse, contact your physician. ...See more

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Signs of concussion ?

4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read more

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19 yr old with four concussions and mctd. Can one it both diagnosis cause changes in school and decision making?

See below: Prednisone can alter one's mood which can affect decision making especially if it makes one manic. However; concussion do affect brain function. ...Read more

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Concussion (Tip)

Total brain rest is the key to recovery...Including no "screen time.". ...See more

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How do you diagnose a concussion?

How do you diagnose a concussion?

Symptoms & exam: Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head. Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions. ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago normal have symptoms of dizzy cloudy ears ringing headache anxiety what type of test do they do for concussions?

Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago normal have symptoms of dizzy cloudy ears ringing headache anxiety what type of test do they do for concussions?

Neurological exam: A good neurological examination to document and track the symptoms and findings-particularly with the dizziness. This will be useful to follow for improvement which should occur over the next several weeks. Also the examination of the ears (tympanic membranes) to ensure there are no signs of blood or fluid behind the eardrum that can contribute to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Concussion (Tip)

Don't take narcotic medication. Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen tend to work better. ...See more

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What are the tests for concussion?

What are the tests for concussion?

Interview,talking.: Often the concussed will answer questions in a way that helps you to know they have a concussion.Ask about where they are, who you are, where they are, what day it is etc.You will be surprised in how messed up the concussed person is in the immediate injury period. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a concussion? I face planted very hard while snowboarding. I had a helmet on, but it slid back a bit when i fell. No loss

How do you know if you have a concussion? I face planted very hard while snowboarding. I had a helmet on, but it slid back a bit when i fell. No loss

CONCUSSION: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brain injury at the cellular level, which is why symptoms and recovery are vary from person to person. The key to recovery is close follow up with a provider knowledgeable in the concussion who'll monitor symptoms & neurocognitive test results. ...Read more

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Concussion (Tip)

Do rest, come out of a game don't return to a game if you have symptoms. ...See more

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Does involuntary, rapid eye movements mean it's possibly concussion related?

Most concussion is: related to trauma or trauma history. If you've had no trauma, and rapid eye movement, it depends if it's causing you to not see or read clearly. Have your PCP check first, and then recommend seeing an eye doctor to see what is going on. Usually rapid eye movement is not related to trauma is the bottom line. ...Read more

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Concussion (Tip)

Take lots of naps. Resting your brain will help you feel clearer and have less headaches. ...See more

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What is the best way to treat a head concussion?

What is the best way to treat a head concussion?

Drink Fluids: Make sure to drink fluids and get some rest. ...Read more