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Post Concussion Syndrome How Long Should It Last
Agree w Dr. Wells: Severe, chronic ptsd may last a lifetime - especially if complex. Ptsd resolves for some. It becomes more hardwired in with time. Thus intervention is imperative to return toward normal function. Cognitive processing therapy (a form of cbt) is the gold standard. Emdr (eyeballs) ; virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful. Psychiatric meds are often needed. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Post concussive symptoms could linger for many weeks.The younger the child the more concerning.What symptoms are persistant? Continue to see your doctor till your child is completely symtom free. ...Read more
Brain or ear concuss: Vertigo, could be from brain concussion and may take mo to year to improve. It may also be from labyrinthine concussion caused by energy delivered to the temporal bone that houses the inner ear and can be determined by vng test. Pt can help inner ear weakness but not as successful for brain. May take a year to stabilize. Neck injury can also cause vertigo with vertigo paralleling neck symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post concussive : After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting better slowly, I wouldn't worry too much. If increased activity worsens the symptoms, slow down and see if doing a little less helps improve your symptoms. It may take 4-6 weeks to get back to normal. If you are getting worse, go see your doctor!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xlear: You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! The symptoms resolve quickly but the CHRONIC aspect needs to be addressed and Xlear may be a way to do that. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Post concussive : After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting better slowly, I wouldn't worry too much. If increased activity worsens the symptoms, slow down and see if doing a little less helps improve your symptoms. It may take 4-6 weeks to get back to normal. If you are getting worse, go see your doctor!! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way to know: I'm very sorry to hear about your injury. Dizziness is likely associated with a concussion and/or neck sprain that have also occurred at the same time as your skull fracture. Honestly, it's very hard to say how long dizziness can last. It can last days to months. If persistent, then medications can help and also vestibular-based physical therapy. ...Read more
Depnds on swel/pain: This is exercised induced compartment syn. Most people stop due 2 pain, and rest. It goes away fairly soon. If bad poeple go 2 their ortho guy and get worked up & can have a prophylactic compartment releas with minimal incisions, as compared 2 knee 2 ankle 4 severe compt syn. ...Read more
Healing takes time: Depending on the severity of your concussion, prior history of concussion, length of recovery from any previous concussions, it can take longer than you may think to fully recover. If there weren't any previous concussions, it depends mostly on severity of the injury itself, but 6 to 12 months recovery time is not uncommon in more severe concussions. ...Read more
Will i ihave post nasal drip after septoplasty? I'm guessing yes, since i've read you're not allowed to blow you nose. How bad will it be, and how long will it last?
Significant : Significant nasal drainage after a septoplasty will last for about one week. After that some drainage is possible for another couple weeks but you can blow your nose after 10-14 days. This is better than the constant nasal congestion that has lead you to consider the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong Question: Piriformis synd rarely goes away by itself.The question is 'What can be done to get rid of piriformis synd.?' Some people advocate stretching the piriformis muscle, but in my pain practice that rarely works.A simple, gentle osteopathic technique which you can be taught to do at home may help. I recommend seeing an osteopathic dr. trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation to get proper treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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