Post Concussion Syndrome
A complex disorder referring to the continued effects and symptoms (such as headaches and dizziness) one receives after a brain injury. These symptoms typically begin about 10 days after the initial injury occurred and can last for weeks or months.
The exact cause of post concussion syndrome is unknown, however it may be due to injury from brain damage or ongoing emotional or psychological stress that affects a persons day-to-day functionality.
Symptoms of post concussion syndrome can vary from person to person, but may include headache, dizziness, nausea, mood differences, changes in vision and fatigue.
Many treatments for post concussion syndrome include different types of therapy, from psychological treatment to neurotherapy, in order to help an injured person with issues like regaining memory and coping with stress. In some cases where a concussion caused severe damage, surgery may be needed to relieve pressure, fix nerve endings and repair areas where blood may have pooled.