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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

YOU DON’T NEED TO BANG YOUR HEAD TO GET CON­CUS­SION

Any­thing that causes a rapid back and forth move­ment of the head can cause con­cus­sion, for ex­am­ple a clash of shoul­ders, or a whiplash.

WHEN SYMP­TOMS LAST FOR MORE THAN A MONTH, IT IS CALLED POST-CON­CUS­SION SYN­DROME

The symp­toms of post-con­cus­sion syn­drome can go on for months, or even years. It can be very de­bil­i­tat­ing, lead­ing to peo­ple fall­ing be­hind at work and at school, be­com­ing iso­lated from their friends, and caus­ing low mood. Post-con­cus­sion syn­drome usu­ally needs spe­cialised re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, but with ap­pro­pri­ate help most peo­ple can re­cover fully from post con­cus­sion syn­drome.

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