Prevention of Post-concussion syndrome

Avoiding another injury

A second injury to the head of a concussed person can be very dangerous. It can cause brain swelling, coma or death. Serious or long-term effects are much more likely if a brain injury is repeated.

Returning to sports

ACC guidelines say that a person who has had concussion should not play sport or train for 3 weeks after the injury.

After this time you can play or train if you have no symptoms of your injury and your doctor has said you can.

Source: New Zealand Health1

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References

  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ accidents-and-injuries/ head-injury

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