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How long after a knockout concussion should I wait to exercise?

How long after a knockout concussion should I wait to exercise?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Can you sleep after a concussion? How long should you wait?

Can you sleep after a concussion? How long should you wait?

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 more

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How long after having a concussion should I wait until I can drive?

How long after having a concussion should I wait until I can drive?

Until symptom free: Your should not drive until headaches have resolved and any vision problems have resolved. Also test turning your head around as if you were checking for cars over your shoulder, t be sure you do not have pain or dizziness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait after concussion to go to school?

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

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How long should I wait after being diagnosed with a concussion before playing again?

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 more

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How long should I wait after receiving a concussion from rugby before playing again?

How long should I wait after receiving a concussion from rugby before playing again?

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 more

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How long must a high school athlete wait to play again after a concussion?

How long must a high school athlete wait to play again after a concussion?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How long do minor concussions last!?

How long do minor concussions last!?

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 more

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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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For how long will concussion symptoms last?

Short: Most symptoms from a mild concussion can abate in 24 hours. In a more severe concussion, one can have stmpyoms of headaches for several weeks. ...Read more

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When after a concussion should you exercise?

Concussion: Depends on how severe the concussion is - with loss of consciousness and neurological deficits then one would wait three months. If no loc and no neurological symptoms then a month would be fine. ...Read more

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How long should my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does concussion last?

Few weeks to a year: Some people will have concussion resolve within a few hours. However, for many symptoms will last for several weeks, months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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When after getting a concussion can you exercise?

Best to avoid: Strenuous physical activity is not recommended foe several months after concussion. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of a usually concussion last?

Millisecond to life: The concussion may have symptoms from right away until death or never.This illness is poorly understood and very often under-recognized.Reporting to a dr may improve our management of this injury. ...Read more

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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