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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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Treating a Concussion (Checklist)

Have physician assess neck for injury, including parapsinal spasm
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Avoid activities where second concussion can occur until resolution
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Practice cognitive rest until symptoms resolve
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Be reassessed by physician at one week
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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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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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

Naproxen (Definition)

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