There is no specific treatment for a concussion, but several things can help reduce the severity and length of symptoms. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that can lead to a range of health issues, including persistent headaches, dizziness, and problems with memory or thinking. Symptoms can show up immediately or days or weeks later. While most people recover completely from a concussion, how soon this happens can depend on several factors, including the severity of the trauma, their age, how healthy they were before the concussion, and how they take care of themselves afterward.
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Persistent post-concussive symptoms, also called post-concussion syndrome, occurs when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery period after the initial injury. The usual recovery period is weeks to months. These symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, and problems with concentration and memory. Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that usually happens after a blow to the head. It can also occur with violent shaking and movement of the head or body. You don't have to lose consciousness to get a concussion or experience persistent post-concussive symptoms. In fact, the risk of developing persistent post-concussive symptoms doesn't appear to be associated with the severity of the initial injury.
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