Doctors describe a concussion as a mild cranial-brain trauma. Different symptoms occur depending on the intensity. In addition to common symptoms such as headache, dizziness and balance disturbances. visual disturbances, sensitivity to light, nausea and concentration problems may also arise. Therefore the rule applies: go to the doctor as soon as possible in case of suspected concussion. Even mild cranial brain trauma should not be taken lightly, as it can have long-term consequences.
Correct treatment is essential
After a blow or a fall on the head and the symptoms that follow (as explained in the section “Various symptoms”), the doctor prescribes rest and possibly a painkiller. Often this is enough and the symptoms disappear within a few days. In 10 to 35 percent of cases, symptoms continue or worsen – in this case, waiting is counterproductive. To alleviate persistent complaints as well as to avoid consequential harm, a clarification and treatment process based on the doctor’s diagnosis should be undertaken. In the case of an optimal healing process, the affected person can resume his normal activities after a week.
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