Post-Concussion Syndrome

INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO

Post-concussion syndrome is a disorder in which various symptoms such as headaches and dizziness last for several weeks and months after the injury that caused the concussion. A concussion is a mild brain damage that occurs after a blow to the head. It may also occur when there is violent shaking and moving of the head or body. Symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they may persist for at least a year. The primary goal of treatment after a concussion is to manage your symptoms.

Causes of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion symptoms are caused by damage to the brain of the disruption of the signaling system within the nerves, caused by the impact that caused the concussion. These can occur in any accident that involves a direct impact to the head or an accident that involves violent shaking of the head.

Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Noise and light sensitivity
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of concentration and memory
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurry vision

Prevention

To avoid post concussion syndrome is to avoid head injury. Head injuries are the primary causes.

While you can’t avoid every accidents, there are some ways you can do to prevent head injuries:

  • Fasten your seatbelts
  • Use helmets
  • Take safety precautions