What is Post Concussion Syndrome?

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What is post concussion syndrome?

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Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes months after concussion. In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more.

Post-concussion symptoms include:

1. Headaches

2. Dizziness

3. Fatigue

4. Irritability

5. Anxiety

6. Insomnia

7. Loss of concentration and memory

8. Ringing in the ears

9. Blurry vision

10. Noise and light sensitivity

11. Rarely, decreases in taste and smell

How is a post concussion diagnosed? I fell from a horse 3 months ago and hit my head on a rock, had a large bump on the spot of the impact with pain. Now my head is itchy as well as the confusion, nausea, insomnia. ringing in my ears that’s going on.
Post-concussion syndrome is mainly diagnosed by:

A neurological exam is used to test your memory and your ability to recognize familiar things. It will also show healthcare providers your eye, verbal, and muscle responses.

Blood and urine tests will be done to make sure there is no other cause for your symptoms. Infections and chemicals, such as alcohol, can affect your memory and behavior.

CT scan pictures of your head may show an injury. You may be given contrast liquid to help healthcare providers see the pictures better. Tell the healthcare provider if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast liquid.

Your symptom is very consistent with post-concussion syndrome. There are no specific treatments for this condition. The treatments are mainly targeting the symptoms.
Hi, I fell down my stairs a couple days ago right ony head. I hit my back and leg as well as my elbow and I have rug burn from it. I have not went to the Dr yet but I slept for like a whole day the next day and been so so sore. Today started the throwing up so I haven't eaten on 2 days
 I already broken my neck last year on a car accident on which I lost my husband. I  trying to just let my body heal on its own but not sure of that is the smartest thing to do for myself thanks everyone and hope u get to feeling better soon!!
I received a blunt trauma to my left eye 5 months ago, ended up with a black eye. Everything was fine until 2 weeks later I started getting electric shocks around my head, started feeling nauseous, couldn’t put up with loud noises and lost my speech temporarily. I went to A&E three times - they said it must be post concussion syndrome and asked me to take the recommended daily allowance of standard painkillers. I did this and there was some improvement.
I've been having post-concussion syndrome from a concussion after a biking accident. I experienced brain fog, poor reading ability, difficulty concentrating, slowness in mental processing, and dull headaches. I've had some recent success with an upper cervical chiropractic specialist.
NUCCA.org. For Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialists.