Eighty-five to 90% of all concussion injuries become asymptomatic within 7-10 days, however, for a yet unknown reason, the other 10-15% of injuries go on to have longer lasting symptoms. If you are having symptoms beyond 3 to 4 weeks, this is known as “post-concussion syndrome”. Very little is known about what causes post-concussion syndrome, it is currently believed to be due to continued blood flow abnormalities in the brain, continued energy deficits in the brain, psychosomatic, vestibular/ocular (integration between visual and balance systems) and/or potential dysfunction in the muscles and joints of your neck that occurred as a result of the impact.
Risks for prolonged recovery and post-concussion syndrome:
- History of concussions
- Multiple injuries in close time-proximity
- Pre-existing depression or anxiety
- Family or life stressors
- Younger children and adolescents are known to take longer to recover
- Misinformation regarding concussions
- Improper management – not allowing proper recovery
Through our partnership with Complete Concussion Management Inc. we use a research-based rehabilitation program, designed to use the highest medical research to help our clients recover from their long-standing concussion symptoms.