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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion: After any head trauma, no matter how subtle you might feel it is, any change in your level of cognition shortly after such injury is evidence of likely a concussion and careful followup for return to baseline is essential. No contact sport for some time as suggested by a neurologist or your GP/PCP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Concussion is based on symptoms, with all ct and MRI being negative. It is really all about the way the person feels and reported symptoms after the injury. There are some tools, and batteries of tests/ questions we can use, but it's a clinical diagnosis. Be sure you see a doc familiar with concussion. It may be harder a few months after the injury, but they can probably tell you if it's likely. ...Read more
Until healed: Concussions are a brain injury. When your brain is concussed chemical changes occur. You need to rest your brain (no physical activity or school/work stress) until the brain heals. This process takes a different amount of time for each person. Your doctor may choose to use a computerized test to help assess your progress along with your symptoms. www.cdc.gov/concussion/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed with a concussion after a car accident. 1 dr said I should stay away from working out, but another said it's okay at a moderate pace.
Moderation: If you have any of the symptoms of concussion, that is headache, nausea, dizziness, "foggy"thinking, memory problems, blurred vision, sensitivity to light or to sound, you should take it easy. You brain is still recovering. Also it is very important to avoid activities where you might hit your head and suffer another concussion. Multiple concussions in a short period of time are bad for recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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