If you have a concussion, observe your symptom profile in the first 4 hours after the event. If you start to develop an intense headache or pressure inside your head or intense nausea, go to an emergency room right away so they can do a CT scan to rule out a serious problem such as a brain bleed or fracture of the skull.
Recovery from a concussion depends on various factors
1. Concussion Recovery Depends on Severity of Head Injury
The conventional medical wisdom on recovery from concussions depends mainly on how severe the head injury was. Cases involving a skull fracture or brain bleed have a much lower incidence of full recovery. Depending on how one defines “recovery,” one could argue that full recovery in more serious head injuries is rare.
How Common is Headaches After Concussion
Post concussive headaches are very common following a head injury. They can differ in their type and intensity depending on the severity of the head injury. In addition, headaches following a brain injury can be made worse if there is an injury to the neck as well.
Post Concussion Syndrome - Definition
Post concussion syndrome is a term used to describe the lingering effects of concussion. When your head is hit by something, it sends a shock wave through your brain from one side to the other, damaging brain cells in the process. When a brain cell is damaged, its ability to do its job processing information is compromised, leading to confusion, memory problems, concentration issues, light or noise sensitivity, vision issues, and other cognitive problems. With some people, these issues subside after several weeks, but medical research has shown that roughly 50% of people who have brain injuries end up with chronic problems that can last years. This lingering constellation of symptoms has been called post concussion syndrome.
There are millions of young athletes that practice hundreds of different sports in the US. Football, basketball, and other competitive contact sports are intense at every level, so it’s important to prioritize the safety of child athletes above anything else.
Serious injuries like concussions not only jeopardize an athletes’ immediate safety, but they can also produce long-term effects that require intense rehabilitation. Not only this, but returning to play too soon after a bad collision can aggravate the injury and reduce the athlete’s chance of making a full recovery.
The Zackery Lystedt law was designed to protect young athletes and prevent them from returning to the field too soon after an injury. In this article, we’ll go over the story of Zackery Lystedt and discuss how the Washington state concussion law for child athletes works. We’ll also tell you what you need to do if you or a loved one were forced to play while suspected of sustaining a concussion.
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Experiencing sleep issues following a traumatic brain injury is a very common experience. TBI-related sleep issues may become a chronic condition and result in extreme drowsiness during the daytime, insomnia, and heightened anxiety.
A volumetric analysis of the brain is very straightforward. We know that certain things such as aging, brain injury, stroke and dementia can cause a reduction in the size of certain parts of the brain.
Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) had been used for nearly 25 years now by neurologists and radiologists to help diagnose strokes, dementia, and other brain conditions that affect blood flow to the brain. For these conditions its use had been well accepted in the medical community.
How it works: First, let's be honest. Fully understanding Diffusion Tensor Imaging MRI requires a good understanding of physics and radiology. Because I am not a master of either, I am going to try and explain DTI MRI in layman’s terms as much as possible so you can understand the basic concepts without making your eyes glaze over by getting deep into the physics.