When you injure yourself due to any form of trauma to the head, you can get a concussion. Concussions are prevalent, with over three million cases in the United States each year. There is no cure, but there are treatments that can help. When you get a concussion, your brain needs time to heal. You should take time off from regular activities and take it easy for a few days. Ask your doctor for pain medication following head trauma.
If you get a headache after trauma, be careful. If the pain persists and develops into an intense headache, seek medical attention to determine if you have a concussion. Symptoms include a sharp pain, stabbing pains, throbbing or pressure that radiates in various parts of your head, neck, and shoulders. Keep in mind that all injuries to the head require immediate medical attention.
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