Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -


School chil­dren with con­cus­sion may find home­work and study dif­fi­cult. It is al­ways use­ful to in­form the teacher if a con­cus­sion has oc­curred. Some­times chil­dren need to be given less school work whilst they are re­cov­er­ing from con­cus­sion. few min­utes af­ter sus­tain­ing a con­cus­sion, take twice as long to re­cover as those who come off the field of play im­me­di­ately. Sim­i­larly, those who re­turn to con­tact sport be­fore they are fully re­cov­ered are more likely to have a pro­longed re­cov­ery. main symp­toms are with dif­fi­culty fo­cussing the eyes it is oc­u­lar con­cus­sion. If the main symp­tom is neck pain, it is cer­vi­cal con­cus­sion. If the main symp­tom is headache, it is mi­graine pre­dom­i­nant con­cus­sion. If the main symp­tom is dif­fi­culty con­cen­trat­ing and learn­ing, it is cog­ni­tive con­cus­sion, and if the main symp­toms are anx­i­ety and low mood it is emo­tional pre­dom­i­nant con­cus­sion.

Know­ing what type of con­cus­sion a per­son has di­rects the na­ture of the treat­ment they re­ceive. Ev­ery treat­ment pro­gramme is then tai­lor -made for the in­di­vid­ual.

Most peo­ple with con­cus­sion make a full re­cov­ery within a month

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