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#47 - Concussion Myth #5: It takes months to recover from a concussion

Our concussion myths series is coming to an end. Today we’ll be tackling concussion myth #5 it takes months to recover from a concussion.

Ten years ago, patients with a concussion diagnosis were told to get used to a new life. They wouldn’t be able to do the same activities and they might have some memory issues. However, there have been advances in concussion treatment. Research shows that only 20% of patients will have a concussion recovery time longer than three weeks. With the right treatment and rehabilitation, patients can get back to normal activities in less than a month.

The best way to prevent a concussion is to get educated. Learn the signs, symptoms, and resources that way you’re prepared. You can also take a baseline test to record healthy brain function. If you ever suspect a concussion, your doctor can use these results to help make treatment decisions.

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