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Concussion

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What was the treatment for your concussion? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Maria, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

My treatment for concussion was OTC pain relievers, CT scan, fluids, and bed rest for 1 week, though it would have been two if I hadn't insisted on returning to work.

Comment from: kjahan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 20

I am about halfway through treatment at a functional neurology clinic. So far I have been feeling really good. I notice changes after each visit. I feel like I am finally starting to heal. I had my concussion 2 years ago so it is kind of hard to believe that something might be helping. I am hopeful for the second half of treatment to get me even further!

Comment from: rob, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 17

I was injured at work in 2014. I got knocked out for a few minutes, and got up very slow to get my bearings. I hit my left shoulder, had numbness all the way down to hand. It got ice cold and felt like it was bleeding. I hurt my left ribs, and the back of my head hit the ground. My neck snapped forward and I saw a flash and was out for a bit. I went to the emergency room after months of doctor visits, and was diagnosed with a slight tear in left shoulder, neck and head trauma, and post-concussion syndrome. I had an epidural shot in my neck. I wish I had never had it done, after medicines wore off it hurt awfully. After 1 year I had surgery on my left shoulder. My neck and head are still messed up, I have major neck pain, headaches, and shortness of breath. At times it feels like I can't catch my breath and I feel stuck.

Comment from: golfgrip5, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 05

When I was sent to the medical center the doctor only asked me if I lost consciousness. I told him no, and he dismissed the problem of a concussion. I now have a dizziness and have a problem keeping my balance.

Comment from: jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

I have not had treatment for my concussion. Recently I was hit in the head. I don't remember anything except what people and police have told me. I was hit on my forehead with a 2 x 4 and in the back of the head with a metal baseball bat. Since then I have blurred vision, headaches and nausea. And I can't have someone behind me without anxiety and agitation.

Comment from: Tee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

When I had a seizure, I fell and hit my head on concrete.

Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REFERENCE:

Concussion and mild traumatic brain injury
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Sport-related concussion in children and adolescents: Management
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Sport-related concussion in children and adolescents: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis
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