Kids With Previous Concussions Take Longer to Recover

From USA Today / June 10, 2013

A concussion is a blow to the head that causes a change in consciousness such as feeling dazed, confused, forgetful, or nauseous. Concussions can also lead to lingering headaches, memory loss, dizziness, and balance problems. About 60% of patients who suffer from concussions are kids or adults that are injured while playing sports. Concussions can also occur as a result of accidents. A new study reveals that patients without a prior concussion take, on average, 12 days for the brain to begin to heal, while patients with repeated concussions can take up to 35 days for the brain to begin to heal. Physical therapy for headaches and balance problems can prevent future concussions from recurring due to persisting deficits.

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