A concussion most often happens by accident, and not all causes can be prevented. To reduce your risk, protect yourself and your family from the most common dangers. Wear a seat belt whenever you ride in a car. Strap children into age- and size-appropriate safety seats. Wear protective gear whenever engaged in sports or active pursuits that pose injury risks (e.g., skating, bicycling, horseback riding). Wear shoes with low heels and good treads to prevent slips and falls.
Depending on the severity of the concussion, a patient may be ordered to rest (no exercise, playing, or computer games). Medication may be recommended to treat any symptoms such as headache, pain, or nausea. Children should not be left alone and they should see a doctor right away.
Symptoms of concussion may linger for months or longer after injuries have healed. In post-concussion syndrome, a person may continue to experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and changes in mood, sleep, and memory. Since these symptoms are common in everyday life, it can be difficult to know if they were caused by the concussion. Repeated concussions may lead to permanent neurological damage.
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