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Doctor insights on: Weight Training After A Concussion

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I suffered from a concussion 6 weeks ago but still feel a little foggy. Is it alright to resume weight training?

I suffered from a concussion 6 weeks ago but still feel a little foggy. Is it alright to resume weight training?

Concussion: No. Lifting weights will increase pressure in the brain. Until the fogginess resolves it is best to rest. See a concussion expert and consider an MRI of the brain to check for injury related to the concussion. Neuropsychological testing may be required also to identify any cognitive damage and to start exercises to improve thinking. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Entered triathlon. Had bad bike accident and concussion. Wife doesn’t want me to try again. Training without problems. What should I do?

Entered triathlon. Had bad bike accident and concussion. Wife doesn’t want me to try again. Training without problems. What should I do?

Be careful: As long as all concussive symptoms are gone you should be fine but the more concussions, the more risk for long term issues. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome for 7 months on Ned's for headaches will I be allowed to start non contact rugby training in 2 weeks, can I figure skate too?

Post concussion syndrome for 7 months on Ned's for headaches will I be allowed to start non contact rugby training in 2 weeks, can I figure skate too?

It depends: If increased physical (or cognitive) activity leads to a return of symptoms you are not ready to resume these activities. I'm curious, how does one simultaneously engage in figure skating and rugby without, of course, transitioning to ice hockey? ...Read more

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Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?

Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?

Individual: Bicycling is a lot more dangerous than it seems, but it is overall an extremely gratifying and rewarding sport. If you can get yourself back on the bicycle, by all means try. The risk is there, but so is the reward! ...Read more

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How to lose weight an get back into shape after a concussion?

How to lose weight an get back into shape after a concussion?

Easy does it: After a concussion, its best to slowly ease back into your routine. Don't overdo it. You have to re-train yourself to tolerate the same amount of activity you previously were capable of. If your symptoms return, then you need to stop the exercise. Its best to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would the weight of a laptop falling over on it's side be enough to give someone a concussion? Can't tell if I had one or If I am just overly anxious.

Would the weight of a laptop falling over on it's side be enough to give someone a concussion? Can't tell if I had one or If I am just overly anxious.

Possibly: A concussion typically causes feeling dazed, headaches, impaired balance and slowed thinking. The weight of an object is not the only variable. It depends on whether it just impacted your head/skull, or if it actually "jolted" your brain to the point of experiencing brain symptoms. Monitor to see if you have the above symptoms. If yes, then avoid mental and physical strain and seek medical care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you work out (lift weights) with a concussion?

Exercise & concussio: Light work out while recovering from concussion should not be a problem. However, if you are straining too much it may cause excessive fatigue and return of any cognitive symptoms you may have experienced. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you work out (or lift weights) with a concussion?

Could you tell me what happens when you work out (or lift weights) with a concussion?

Bad idea: You should definitely not lift weights or do ANY strenuous exercise until your concussion symptoms are completely resolved. You run the risk of worsening your symptoms and prolonging your recovery time. It would be best to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.

I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.

Likely unrelated: The weight loss is unlikely to be related to the concussion. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation of the weight loss and for a follow up on how you are doing after your concussion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after a concussion can I lift weights? I fainted and fell flat on my face causing a cut on my forehead, nose & right below bottom lip where my tooth went through, my teeth are fine. I'm sure the reason for me fainting was exaustion & my wife s

How long after a concussion can I lift weights? I fainted and fell flat on my face causing a cut on my forehead, nose & right below bottom lip where my tooth went through, my teeth are fine. I'm sure the reason for me fainting was exaustion & my wife s

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

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How much time does concussion last?

How much time does concussion last?

Hours to days: Most concussion symptoms ease off in a matter of several hours. Less often they can persist for several days. And almost all concussions resolve in 2-3 months. If symptoms persist or worsen or if you are concerned, you should seek medical attention ASAP ...Read more

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How much time will my concussion last?

How much time will my concussion last?

Concussion: Please go to my website to obtain a better understanding. A concussion is an injury the symptoms you are having is post concussion syndrome.
http://www. Drdiane. Com/patients/traumatic-injury/concussion/
http://www. Drdiane. Com/patients/traumatic-injury/concussion/ ...Read more

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How to recover from a very bad concussion?

How to recover from a very bad concussion?

Brain Concussion: Homeopathy is safe and effective in cases like yours. If the concussion was severe you can start with ONE dose of Homeopathic Arnica 200C. Take 4-5 pellets dissolve under the tongue 20 minutes away form food, followed by Arnica 12c, 1-3 pellets three times a day for two weeks. The sooner after the concussion the better.
If symptoms do not improve or getting worse be sure to see your physician ...Read more

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For what length of time can a concussion last?

For what length of time can a concussion last?

Concussion duration: Recovery can take as short as a day and as long as several month to a year. ...Read more

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How much force is needed to cause a concussion?

How much force is needed to cause a concussion?

Difficult to answer: There are too many potential variables to give an answer that would be useful. However - most experts consider it to be a concussion if a head injury is associated with an immediate alteration in consciousness. That is either being "knocked out" or dazed or confused. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I find out if a concussion affected me?

How do you feel?: Look for any differences in how you act and feel. Sometimes, you can't tell on your own, so ask a family member if they notice anything different. Do you have dizziness, headache, blurry vision, concentration or memory difficulties, or feel clumsy and awkward?

If you do, or if you're not sure, see a doctor or clinic who deals with concussion (traumatic brain injury). ...Read more

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Does a concussion always cause permanent damage?

Does a concussion always cause permanent damage?

No: Most concussions do not cause lasting damage. Concussions are a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. While the concussion is healing you should take it easy, avoid physical exertion, and may need to take a break from work or school. Avoid being hit again. Concussions are serious, you should see your doctor. The CDC has a website explaining them and how to manage them: www. Cdc. Gov/concussion. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of a concussion?

Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian. Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing. We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure (as best we can) their injury. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is a concussion injury?

Temporary only: By definition, a concussion is a head injury leading to loss of consciousness, loss of memory, and/or a combination of both. It is no more or no less. It is what it is! Brain injury beyond this is a very different process, and may involve permanent loss of cognitive fnctns. ...Read more

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Can a person know when they have or had a concussion?

Can a person know when they have or had a concussion?

Possibly: Possible concussion
sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or >. ...Read more

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Will a person know when they have or had a concussion?

Will a person know when they have or had a concussion?

Three ways: 1) you cannot account for a period of time following the event-even if your friends or other observers say you acted awake
2) you have difficulty concentrating, easily distracted, bit irritable, sleeping is off, mild headache
3) if you hop on one foot, trying to stay on a floor target, you find you cannot stay on the target for ten hops. ...Read more

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What is a concussion and how does it affect your vision?

What is a concussion and how does it affect your vision?

Brain injury: The medical dictionary defines concussion as a traumatic event resulting in loss of consciousness, temporary amnesia, or a combination of both. Vision can be blurred for a few days, and sometimes it is difficult to focus. If the concussion affects inner ear connections, the visions seems to jump around a bit. Most of the above should resolve within 5-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What should you do during the week following a concussion?

What should you do during the week following a concussion?

Concussion: REST mentally and physically. Avoid any triggers causing concussion symptoms like headache, dizziness, Nausea, balance problems, light/noise sensitivity etc. Treat the Headache with Naproxen twice a day as this seems to work better for concussion headaches. 4 grams of Fish Oil highly recommended for 30 days as well. Follow up with physician 48-72 hours after initial concussion evaluation. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the effects of a concussion last?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more stain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read more

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Is it possible to completely recover from a few concussions?

Is it possible to completely recover from a few concussions?

Depends: While one can recover from multiple concussion, it certainly increases one's chances for another one with less intense trauma. Moreover, having adequate and specific treatment is needed to best recover from such injuries. Care through physicians/teams with experience in this area is required for best outcome. ...Read more

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What symptoms should you look for after getting a concussion?

What symptoms should you look for after getting a concussion?

Various: Post-concussive syndrome (pcs) can be from mild to severe. It can include a range of symptoms including (but not limited to) headaches, dizziness, nausea, poor concentration, irritability, anxiety, noise or light sensitivity, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, memory problems. Some people get no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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For what length of time can the effects of a concussion last?

Several weeks: The effects of concussion, meaning the symptoms may last for several weeks. Generally, the symptoms (may include but are not limited to: headache, dizziness, slowed mentation,) abate by about 6 weeks. If they don't go away, you should have your primary care physician check it out. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more