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Over The Counter Treatment For Concussion
What kind of over-the-counter pain pills someone would get for bruised ribs, concussion and a fractured arm?
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?
Concussion: Yes. The persistent symptoms require evaluation with an MRI of the brain. A concussion specialist may want to do neuropsychological testing to identify any subtle cognitive deficits. You will want to get cleared by your physician for sports and exercise too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have a chronic daily headache 12 years after suffering a concussion. Is there any treatment out there that will make it go away?
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! ...Read more
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?
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