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How Long Should You Wait To Exercise After A Concussion
Guidelines: These are the most recent guidelines. https://www.aan.com/uploadedfiles/website_library_assets/documents/3practice_management/5patient_resources/1for_your_patient/6_sports_concussion_toolkit/summary.pdf this booklet has information you need in a non-medical way. Its is well-written and fairly comprehensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Sleep after concussi: The concept of not letting a person sleep after a concussion to protect them from further damage, is no longer thought to be true. If you have been seen by a doctor and evaluated, especially after having a cat scan or mri, then being allowed to go to sleep is routine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get back to school: Post concussion features include an acquired disorder of attention, problem with focus, easy fatigue affecting school efforts. When your physician feels these factors have remitted sufficiently, you should be able to return to school. The time of recovery varies with the person. ...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
Depends on symptoms: After a confirmed concussion (i.e. Sideline evaluation using scat-2), a return to play protocol must be followed which is a step-wise gradual increase in activity. Concussion management is individual, which is why the return to play decision can vary from one athlete to another. You need to be able progress through the activity protocol without recurrence of symptoms prior to getting clearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was in the ER on Christmas Eve with a minor concussion and amnesia. How long should I wait until I can drive my car?
Evaluation: Did the doctor who examined not say anything? The best evaluation would come from what's called a FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY TEST for driving. The local BMV can tell you where this can be done in your area. Your doctor can then, refer you for testing. As a neurologist, I'd be happy to assess you live if you'd like on this network. Write me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to return to school after a confirmed concussion? There was loss of consciousness and nausea.
All are different: It would be best to discuss this with the person who has examined you. ...Read more
How long till i can play rugby u got a concussion 7 weeks ago still have bad headache feel dizzy i wanna play asap i'm not doing running how long wait?
Please be patient: Seems you still possess some postconcussional symptoms, and best you not risk additional injury until all is settled down. Would very closely with neurologist or physiatrist, and get treatment for current symptoms. Likely, you will improve dramatically over next few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to play sports if i still feel light headed but have on and off headache or should I wait longer after a concussion over a week ago?
One week after no: More headaches is the minimum recommendation. You may need longer depending on the severity of your concussion. You should be evaluated by your primary care doctor and obtain clearance from them before playing any sports. I know you want to play sports, but your brain needs time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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