How long does it take to recover from post concussion syndrome?

How long does it take to recover from post concussion syndrome?

The average recovery time after a concussion has been estimated to be between 16 and 29 days. Most people recover in 2-4 weeks. An estimated 20% of people need more than 6 weeks to recover from persistent symptoms of concussion.

How long does it take to recover from severe traumatic brain injury?

Recovering from a severe TBI can take a long time. Some people regain consciousness within a few days or weeks and recover quickly. Others progress more slowly and may remain in a state of impaired consciousness for months or years.

What are some of the physical problems experienced by someone with an ABI?

Some people have physical effects, including:

  • weakness, shaking, stiffness or poor balance.
  • tiredness.
  • changes in sleep patterns.
  • seizures or fits.
  • headaches.
  • changes in vision, smell or touch.

Can you fully recover from post-concussion syndrome?

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a condition in which the symptoms of concussion or a head injury last long after the initial injury. PCS can last for months or years, but the symptoms improve over time, and, in most cases, people make a full recovery.

Can post-concussion syndrome be permanent?

Any traumatic brain injury can have lasting effects. An important finding in the Journal of Neurotrauma study was that no patient recovered who had PCS lasting 3 years or longer. In other words, those postconcussion symptoms were permanent.

How long does it take for brain swelling to go down after a head injury?

Minor cases of brain swelling due to causes such as moderate altitude sickness or a slight concussion often resolve within a few days. In most cases, however, more treatment is needed quickly.

Is my post-concussion syndrome permanent?

Post-concussion syndrome can be permanent if you do not receive treatment, but may resolve or improve with the right therapy.

Is an ABI a disability?

ABI is recognised as a separate disability under our health and welfare system. People with ABI usually retain their intellectual abilities but have difficulty with specific thinking skills. They have a period of typical developing and functioning so the changes after an ABI represent a loss.

How can an ABI affect the brain?

It is common for many people with ABI to experience increased fatigue (mental and physical) and some slowing down in how fast they can process information, plan and solve problems. They may experience changes to their behaviour and personality, physical and sensory abilities, or thinking and learning.