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Is there anything else I can do other than Aleve to relieve pain from a concussion?

Is there anything else I can do other than Aleve to relieve pain from a concussion?

Yes: Tylenol is usually adequate for a post concussion headache. I prefer it to nsaids like advil. Sometimes, i see patients with bleeding around the brain after a concussion. Advil can make this worse. ...Read more

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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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Headaches that started with a concussion 2 years ago. They can be relieved with Aleve but never seem to really go away.

Headaches that started with a concussion 2 years ago.  They can be relieved with Aleve but never seem to really go away.

Possible neck source: Many times the ha could be cericogenic in nature after concussion , which means coming from the neck , the best treatmnet will include nerve block to the neck are, i recommend a visit to pain dr ...Read more

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My brother plays football, and complained about a headache all day. The pain did not go away even though we gave him Aleve. Is it a concussion?

Concussion?: Did your brother get hit in the head? It's kind of hard to have a concussion without being hit in the head. A headache by itself is a headache, not a concussion. What you should NOT expect from HealthTap is an answer to your question, "Is it a concussion?" There is no substitute (including HealthTap) for a hands-on assessment in a doctor's office. Please reread the HealthTap disclaimer. ...Read more

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Is Aleve okay to take with a slight concussion?

Is Aleve okay to take with a slight concussion?

No, not early on: It is typically not recommended to take nsaids, of which aleve is one, in the early stages of concussion. This is because of the small but significant risk of bleeding that occurs with NSAID use and the possibility that there may be more of an injury to the brain (a bleed from a vessel injury) than just concussion. Tylenol is preferred as it is not an nsaid. ...Read more

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Hit my head on the school bus. It wasn't very painful with no symptoms but i'm concerned about a concussion. Are there tests i can do myself to check.

Hit my head on the school bus. It wasn't very painful with no symptoms but i'm concerned about a concussion. Are there tests i can do myself to check.

Concussion?: If you do not have any symptoms of concussion including change in alertness or unconsciousness, headache, confusion, you have not had a concussion. There are not home tests except to keep track of symptoms and discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sciatica in spine. Cant stand up straight. Base of spine hurts. Loosenin w heatin pad. Took 2 aleve. Early am. Late pm really make it painful. Help?

Sciatica in spine.  Cant stand up straight. Base of spine hurts. Loosenin w heatin pad.  Took 2 aleve. Early am. Late pm really make it painful. Help?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Really painful head ache a few days after a concussion. Is this normal or should I contact my doc again?

Really painful head ache a few days after a concussion. Is this normal or should I contact my doc again?

Post conc syndrome: Many time people have post concussion syndrome with lingering head aches as 1 of the symptoms. U should b cing ur md 4 follow up. ...Read more

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I felt something pull in the center just below the base of my skull and now it's real painful in that area ibuprofen/naproxen doesn't help

I felt something pull in the center  just below the base of my skull and now it's real painful in that area ibuprofen/naproxen doesn't help

Tension headache: You are describing what coudl be a tension headache - suggest warm compresses on the back of your head, and rest. Talk to your doctor if not better in a day or two. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with adult stills disease, I've been on celabrex, naproxen, predisone n now sulindac, noneofthese relieve pain, wut should I take next?

I've been diagnosed with adult stills disease, I've been on celabrex, naproxen, predisone n now sulindac, noneofthese relieve pain, wut should I take next?

Adult Still Disease: Adult still's disease is notable for high fevers, rash, joint swelling and pain. If pain is the prime symptom especially with swelling and tenderness, then emphasis should be on prevening joint damage as well as pain. Methotrexate alone or in combination with a biological medication such as antitnf or IV tocilizumabin are often effective. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the pain relieve drug Aleve to have severe side effects like bleeding?

Is it possible for the pain relieve drug Aleve to have severe side effects like bleeding?

Absolutely: Aleve cause causes ulcers, gastritis and significant GI bleeding, especially with longer term use. ...Read more

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Naproxen (Definition)

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