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Post Concussion Syndrome
A Mix of Symptoms: More and more is being learned about concussions. Obvious symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, pain upon light exposure.And headaches. Subtle symptoms include " muddy thinking", slow reflexive response, poor school work etc.Final resolution may take months. There are validated tests and specialists for proper evaluation and they should be used.These symptoms are the syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam and history: It is hard to make a diagnosis on symptoms alone. If you have experienced a trauma to the head and have symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, memory loss, ringing in the ears and/or difficulty concentrating, you may be experiencing symptoms from a concussion. Consult with a doctor for a full assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Professional help: The word syndrome signifies multiple symptoms that often occur together. However only one or more symptoms may afflict any individual. In above syndrome symptoms are headaches, dizziness, ataxia, memory impairment, word finding difficulty, anxiety and depression. You often need physician's help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Post-concussion syndrome is a condition the can occur after a head injury in which your symptoms can go on for the days that can continue for the days that follow. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, confusion, etc. If your dizziness, headaches or any other symptoms worsen, it would be good to be re-evaluated. Your brain needs complete rest after a concussion. ...Read more
Concussion: Absolutely, no contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Post concussion: Post concussion syndrome can be associated with persistent headache, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems and cognitive changes. The degree of symptomology depends on the extent of the original injury, and in the case of athletes, the number of prior injuries. Pain medications, anti-depressants, cognitive therapy can be helpful. It important to avoid re-injury, ...Read more
Unclear: I am not sure where you are going, but if you are having continued symptoms after a concussion, post-concussive syndrome, I would recommend evaluation by a physician to make sure that you don't have a more serious reason for continued symptoms. You have nothing to worry about, get evaluated by a physician ...Read more
What kind of tests are used by a neuropsychologist? Going there for post concussion syndrome, a little worried?
Neuropsychology test: The testing used by neuropsychology are to examine your cognitive functions. The examination is usually answering a set of questions and a clinical eviation. They do not hurt or are invasive. The testing does usually take a few hours so be prepared to spend half a day. ...Read more
I was told i could have post concussion syndrome or something like that. Could I have it from something that happened a year ago?
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. ...Read more
Is there stages to Post Concussion Syndrome? Can you tell when it's at its worse and when it starts to decline? Currently 7 weeks out from concussion.
Informal progression: The most severe point is the period of the injury, followed by the next 24-36 hrs. Then within the next 4-6 weeks, symptoms resolve, and "post-concussional pathology" departs. Lingering symptoms such as headaches and emotional reactions can persist, but if cognitive issues remain, this suggests a more permanent brain injury and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Concussion: Actually both. There is the physical elements of a concussion. Then there are psychosocial aspects that prolong concussion symptoms if not addressed. Then add in the vestibular aspect that frequently gets over looked and one can have a prolonged recovery. see a concussion expert ...Read more
Son of 14 years old has post concussion syndrome now he is running a temp of 99.7 is that normal or should I be concerned?
Do most patients experience full recovery after suffering from post concussion syndrome? I am 11 weeks in with little progress.
Can I use tobacco while suffering from post concussion syndrome? I received my concussion 7 weeks ago and am only experiencing slight fogginess.
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