Previous head injuries slow the recovery from concussions.

June 11, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Dr. Matthew Eisenberg, MD and his colleagues from Harvard Medical School reported in the online publication Pediatrics that children with recent concussions take far longer to recover if they have already suffered from TBI. The study was based on children who visited the hospital for concussions. The time it took for the symptoms of concussion to resolve was doubled if they had a history of injury, and tripled if they had suffered concussions in the 12 months previous.

The range of symptoms experienced was mild headache and dizziness to altered mental status. The current advice to anyone who has suffered a TBI is that they avoid any additional head injury. According to Dr. Lipton of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York this study provides

"some pretty compelling evidence that this is very sound advice and people need to be careful in the wake of one concussion about scrupulously observing a period of time where they really avoid a second injury"

Dr. Lipton further stated that his study has

"direct implications on the management of athletes and other at-risk individuals who sustain concussions, supporting the concept that sufficient time to recover from a concussion may improve long term outcomes."

The importance of seeking medical care and following treatment and recovery advice is crucial to anyone who has a concussion.

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Concussion Syndrome, Treatment

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