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Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

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. ...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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What is a post concussion syndrome?

What is a post concussion syndrome?

A Mix of Symptoms: More and more is being learned about concussions. Obvious symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, pain upon light exposure.And headaches. Subtle symptoms include " muddy thinking", slow reflexive response, poor school work etc.Final resolution may take months. There are validated tests and specialists for proper evaluation and they should be used.These symptoms are the syndrome. ...Read more

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What can you do to deal with post-concussion syndrome?

What can you do to deal with post-concussion syndrome?

Professional help: The word syndrome signifies multiple symptoms that often occur together. However only one or more symptoms may afflict any individual. In above syndrome symptoms are headaches, dizziness, ataxia, memory impairment, word finding difficulty, anxiety and depression. You often need physician's help. ...Read more

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I have had post concussion syndrome for 4 months. My job exacerbates symptoms. Am I prolonging recovery or making recovery feel harder?

I have had post concussion syndrome for 4 months. My job exacerbates symptoms.  Am I prolonging recovery or making recovery feel harder?

Treatment available: Since yoiur symptoms have gone on so long, it is time to consider treatment that might help. For instance Amantadine has been shown to significantly improve this condition. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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If you have post concussion syndrome will going to a chiropractor help?

Post concussion: Most treatment used for post-concussion syndrome is rest and stress-relief. If going to the chiropractor helps your relieve stress, then it will help. Other symptoms, you may need to see a neurologist or psychiatrist for further help. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome. How long should it last?

3-6 months: Most cases should resolve over 3-6 months. This can be variable. ...Read more

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Is there stages to Post Concussion Syndrome? Can you tell when it's at its worse and when it starts to decline? Currently 7 weeks out from concussion.

Is there stages to Post Concussion Syndrome? Can you tell when it's at its worse and when it starts to decline? Currently 7 weeks out from concussion.

Informal progression: The most severe point is the period of the injury, followed by the next 24-36 hrs. Then within the next 4-6 weeks, symptoms resolve, and "post-concussional pathology" departs. Lingering symptoms such as headaches and emotional reactions can persist, but if cognitive issues remain, this suggests a more permanent brain injury and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post concussion syndrome after 9 months?

Post concussion: Post concussion syndrome can be associated with persistent headache, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems and cognitive changes. The degree of symptomology depends on the extent of the original injury, and in the case of athletes, the number of prior injuries. Pain medications, anti-depressants, cognitive therapy can be helpful. It important to avoid re-injury, ...Read more