5.3 million people in the US live with permanent TBI-related disabilities with about 1.3 million people suffering from TBIs every year. Concussion recovery can last from a few weeks to years if untreated.
During the acute phase following a concussion, initial symptoms can last a few weeks. These include light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, migraines, dizziness, light-headedness, brain fog, among other symptoms. Typically this is the time where symptoms are the most severe.
During the recovery phase, these symptoms can last from a month to years without proper rehabilitation. Those who are still experiencing symptoms still regularly feel flare-ups related to their original symptoms. It’s important to seek out a profession during this phase if you feel like you aren’t recovering from your concussion symptoms.
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