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How long does a concussion take to heal?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe they don't

Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury syndrome.
http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/3/297.

In brief: Maybe they don't

Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury syndrome.
http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/3/297.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

In brief: Quite Variable

Concussions can heal in a few weeks or longer than a year. Many factors affect healing.
Factors which lengthen the time of healing are younger age, underlying adhd or learning difficulties, severity of injury, and genetics. If you are re-injured before complete healing, the time also significantly lengthens. To promote faster healing follow your doctor's instructions and rest.

In brief: Quite Variable

Concussions can heal in a few weeks or longer than a year. Many factors affect healing.
Factors which lengthen the time of healing are younger age, underlying adhd or learning difficulties, severity of injury, and genetics. If you are re-injured before complete healing, the time also significantly lengthens. To promote faster healing follow your doctor's instructions and rest.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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