What Activities Are Good For People With Mild Concussions?
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Mild concussion or what is also called a minor head injury is a condition in which the brain experiences some minor disturbances after an injury to the head. This condition can be assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which is a scoring system used to measure the level of consciousness of patients after head injury. Awareness will be measured based on verbal responses, motor responses, and the patient's eye response to stimuli. The score can range from 3 to 15. A person is said to have a minor head injury when the GCS is between 13-15.
Mild head injury can provide a variety of symptoms that are usually mild, occur only briefly, and are temporary (not permanent), for example:
loss of consciousness a few seconds to several minutes after the injury
confusion and mild disorientation
nausea and vomiting
dizziness and lightheadedness
visual, hearing, or speech problems that occur only briefly
The symptoms of a minor head injury usually won't persist. Minor head injuries on their own do not usually cause certain long-term complications. Complications that can sometimes occur are post-traumatic headaches which usually disappear on their own without requiring special treatment.
After recovering from a minor head injury, you are allowed to do your usual activities. It's best to still avoid drinking alcohol and other activities that increase your risk of recurring head injuries (for example, martial arts, rock climbing, etc.). Meanwhile, the courses and majors you can take are actually the same as people who have never experienced minor head injuries before. You can still go to college as usual, still be able to take the major you want, because basically there are no certain long-term complications to the brain after minor head injury.
Here are articles that you can read about minor head injuries
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