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What do you recommend for treating severe ongoing headache caused by post concussion syndrome?

What do you recommend for treating severe ongoing headache caused by post concussion syndrome?

NSAIDS: I would recommend either 2-3 Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hrs or Aleve- 2 tab initially, then 1 every 8 hrs: if not relieved- go directly to the ER-TODAY. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

Go to the ER: Vomiting after a head injury may indicate something more serious like a bleed in the brain and is a medical emergency. If you have had a ct scan and there is not a bleed, then nausea and vomiting following a concussion can be treated with anti-vomiting medications such as Zofran or phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more

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I experience extreme dizziness and disorientation upon standing after I sit/lay down for more then 10 min. Is that caused from previous concussions?

I experience extreme dizziness and disorientation upon standing after I sit/lay down for more then 10 min. Is that caused from previous concussions?

Tizanidine: is a centrally acting Alpha 2 agonist that is known to cause orthostatic hypotention even in low doses (2 mg). I rarely use it in individuals who are not wheel chair bound with MS. You need to have your blood pressure and pulse checked in the upright and supine position with and without this medication. Ketamine is a hallucinogenic anesthetic popular in Rave Culture. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Ive had chronic migraine symptoms(no vision loss)for the past month.My Migraines are caused from a concussion 2yrs ago.Doctors gave medication-no help

Ive had chronic migraine symptoms(no vision loss)for the past month.My
Migraines are caused from a concussion 2yrs ago.Doctors gave medication-no help

Good and bad: Well, you do not want your doctor to prescribe anything offensive either. In these cases, you need to see a doctor experienced with concussion or headaches. Seek types of doctors our in your area. ...Read more

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Slightly embarresing question. Is it ok to have sex 3 months after a concussion, I mean can the bouncing and movement cause maybe another concussion?TY

Slightly embarresing question. Is it ok to have sex 3 months after a concussion, I mean can the bouncing and movement cause maybe another concussion?TY

No: The bouncing and movements won't be a problem. Provided it is safe to exercise and you have no symptoms with routine housework or going up several flights of steps, you should cause problems. Have fun ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain hemorrhage caused by a concussion?

What are the symptoms of brain hemorrhage caused by a concussion?

Weakness/Seizures: Having neurological symptoms after a severe concussion are normal. These include headaches, short-term memory loss and blurry vision to name a few. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a provider immediately. If you have any loss of consciousness with the intial event, you should also have a head ct to make sure you do not have bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes a concussion?

What causes a concussion?

Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately ...Read more

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What can cause a concussion?

Impact to head: Concussion is due to the brain absorbing force in either a direct or tangential force that causes the brain to "slosh" around inside the skull. This can cause neurological deficits that are usually temporary. Repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain damage, especially if they occur repeatedly before the effects of the prior concussion has resolved. Rarely in this situation death can occur. ...Read more

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How much force is needed to cause a concussion?

How much force is needed to cause a concussion?

Difficult to answer: There are too many potential variables to give an answer that would be useful. However - most experts consider it to be a concussion if a head injury is associated with an immediate alteration in consciousness. That is either being "knocked out" or dazed or confused. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can a basketball hitting your face from a teammate passing it cause a concussion?

Can a basketball hitting your face from a teammate passing it cause a concussion?

YES!: 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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