It can be hard to manage an injury you cannot see. When mismanaged, concussions can have devastating consequences, but with proper management, athletes who suffer a concussion can expect a full recovery. We've put together this set of resources to educate and inform about the short & long-term effects of concussion & brain injury.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. CTE has a long history and was first described in 1928, when Dr. Harrison Martland described a group of boxers as having “punch drunk syndrome.”
Post-Concussion Syndrome, or PCS, is the persistence of concussion symptoms beyond the normal course of recovery. The majority of concussion symptoms will resolve within about two weeks, and with proper recovery almost all dissipate within a month.
Suffering a concussion can be scary, especially if you’re unsure of what to do. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to recovery starting immediately after you’ve suffered your injury.