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How To Get Rid Of A Concussion
How long will it take for a mild concussion to heal and what can I do to get rid of the headaches?
I was hit on the side of my head with a netball and my nurse said its concussion. My head now hurts uncontrollably. How do I get rid of the pain?
ER doctor can check: A person should go to the ER or see her own doctor if she: vomits more than once, loses consciousness more than 30 seconds, has a headache getting worse over time, has changes in her behavior such as getting irritable, has changes in coordination such as clumsiness, is confused such as difficulty recognizing people or places, or has changes in speech. The bad headache should mean a trip to the ER.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I hit my head on a metal bar I'm worried about a concussion. I just had one months ago and it took me long to get rid of symptoms. Should I be worry?
See HA Specialist: Acute symptoms are typically self-limited and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC is the best immediate therapy. However, specialty evaluation should not be delayed if concerns for neurological symptoms worsen during the post traumatic period. See Headache or Orofacial Pain specialist.See 1 more doctor answer
Post -concussion What is the best treatment? What is the best nutrition? Is there something I could do to prevent permanent damage?
Can take months: CONCUSSION leads to cellular level injury to the brain and the injury requires that you really rest your brain well until completely back to normal. The best nutrition is that rich in the antioxidants including fruits and vegetables, and well balanced diet. Most important is resting your brain. That includes limiting cognitive as well as physical strain. Make sure to sleep enough and regularly
Protocols: Every school, coach, athletic department and medical staff has protocols available to them to follow called "return to sport" protocols. These should be followed with no exceptions. Most protocols have stages of no activity, light movement, moderate movement and lifting, heavy lifting and hard exertion, return to sport. Each stage has monitoring and symptom tracking built in.See 1 more doctor answer
Injury to the brain: Concussion must be defined by the immediate reaction to brain injury. Most common is injury in sports. Alteration is awareness, disorientation, confusion, or even loss of consciousness is necessary to define concussion. Frequently there is also incoordination, clumsiness, visual distortion, inability to walk, poor balance, etc. A thorough evaluation must be done and recovery plan made.
I have a chronic daily headache 12 years after suffering a concussion. Is there any treatment out there that will make it go away?
Meds?: Most people with chronic daily headache (cdh) are on daily medications as well. The first step is to get off them. You weren't on them, find a headache specialist to begin therapy.
I received a concussion 7.5 weeks ago but the only symptom I've had is a slight fogginess. It seems like tunnel vision. Does this require treatment?
Yes: Since you are having a symptom you should see your doctor and be evaluated.See 3 more doctor answers
Injury treatment: For broken ribs - immobilization and avoid pressure on the ribs. A chest x-ray may determine if you have a pneumothorax, tear of a lung by the broken rib. For concussion, the most significant treatment is rest. If you have dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficult thinking clearly, speech difficulty, memory problems, consult your doctor or a neurologist for management if symptoms persist.
Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports.See 1 more doctor answer
Rest is best: Most of the time, the symptoms will go away over time. Sometimes, it does take a few weeks to get back to normal. Most physicians will recommend physical and intellectual rest, meaning to stay out of work, school, and abstaining from any activities for a few days at least. If you have any other concerning symptoms or things aren't getting better, please see your physician. Best of luck to you!
I've had a chronic daily headache for 12 years following a concussion in an mva. Will it ever go away? What is the best treatment to fix this problem?
So soccer headgear doesn't prevent concussions but is it still a good thing to wear? Like it still protects the head and brain some what? Smart idea?
Concussion: Soccer head gear may have a slight protective effect, but there is little data about its effectiveness. Like football helmets, concussion can still take place, because the brain moves inside the skull during acceleration-deceleration events. Much evidence that heading the ball results in a fall off on intellectual performance during the season and an improvement after season ends.
Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.
Give it time: Since you didn't give an etiology (ie car accident or fall, etc) it's difficult to say. If this is a simple grade 1 concussion, then give it time. It may take a few months for your head to clear. No specific therapy is indicated. No chiropractic for a while though.
I have L1 L2 L3 fractured transverse process. This is my third week. How long before these are completely healed? I also have rib 9 slight fracture. Concussion with vertigo only when I lay down. What is your treatment?
Yes.: Babies can get traumatic head injuries just like everyone else. But because babies heads are relatively large and their necks relatively weak, they can get much more severe brain injuries than older children and adults -- for example, shaken impact syndrome.