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How long does a concussion take to heal?

How long does a concussion take to heal?

Maybe they don't: Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury syndrome. http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/3/297. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

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


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How long is it supposed to it take a very bad concussion to heal?

Give it time: Should stabilize and fully heal by 6 weeks, if all that occurred was a "bad concussion", followed by post-concussional symptomatology. However, some head injuries are accompanied by low level brain injury. If symptoms persist beyond 8 weeks, get this checked out. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a concussion to heal? Can you have on and off headaches in that length of time?

Up to 6 weeks: In general, the symptoms of concussion may take up to 6-8 weeks to go away. Intermittent headaches may occur as may other symptoms like dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, difficulty concentrating. The overall trend however is one of continued improvement. If the headaches or symptoms persist you should have an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal my concussion, it has been 19days from my accident & still I feel dizzy.

How long will it take to heal my concussion, it has been 19days from my accident & still I feel dizzy.

Post-Concussive: Syndrome begins within 10 days of concussion, minor head injury, & last a few weeks -a year. Persistence of dizziness, headache, & mild impairment of memory & cognition are related to the patient's physiological & psychological "make-up", not the severity of the injury. Avoid "screen time" & reading for now. If symptoms impact your daily functioning, see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the brain to heal from a severe concussion bc i had brain surg in 1993-95 ans the concussion was 9/16/13.

How long does it take for the brain to heal from a severe concussion bc i had brain surg in 1993-95 ans the concussion was 9/16/13.

Up to a year: Patients with concussion can have symptoms of headaches, confusion, emotional lability, sleep disorder for 6 months to a year. History of previous brain surgery may prolong the recovery period from concussion. Check with your doctor to make sure there is no structural problems with the brain, such as edema, bleeding, contusion, that may affect your recovery. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a mild concussion to heal and what can I do to get rid of the headaches?

How long will it take for a mild concussion to heal and what can I do to get rid of the headaches?

Weeks to months: It may take weeks to months for symptoms of a concussion to resolve. Headaches can be af several types. you should consult a neurologist to make a proper diagnosis and provide you with appropriate treatement for the individual type of headache. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of concussion to show up a d what are the signs?

Varies: Immediate or a few days. Signs: any loss of consciousness with a normal head ct. Symptoms: irritability, memory loss , double vision, headaches, nausea or any one or combo are most common. Occasionally, they can persist for over a month and this is called a post-concussive syndrome. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a moderate concussion to fully go away?

Concussion duration: Recovery can take as short as a day and as long as several month to a year. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a concussion to heal?

How much time does it take for a concussion to heal?

Concussion: The standard recommendation is to avoid any sort of head impact for 2-3 months after the injury. Typically by three months, unless it has been a severe injury the studies show typically good healing. ...Read more

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