How long should you be out of work for a concussion?

How long should you be out of work for a concussion?

On average, expect to take at least two to four weeks off from strenuous activities, including sports, while you recover. Most importantly, follow your doctor’s advice and be sure to share all your symptoms with your healthcare providers, even if it means more rest and less activity.

Can I work with post concussion syndrome?

If it only takes a few minutes for your symptoms to reappear, then you shouldn’t be working at all. If it takes a few hours for your symptoms to return, then it may be possible for you to return to work with limited or reduced hours.

Is post-concussion syndrome considered a disability?

Post-concussion syndrome (also called persistent post-concussion symptoms) describes a group of symptoms following a brain injury (concussion) that last longer than the normal expected time frame for recovery. Post-concussion syndrome may be considered a disability, depending on the symptoms and their severity.

When to stop sports activities after a concussion?

If symptoms return at any step, an athlete should stop these activities as this may be a sign the athlete is pushing too hard. Only after additional rest, when the athlete is once again not experiencing symptoms for a minimum of 24 hours, should he or she start again at the previous step during which symptoms were experienced.

What happens to your head when you get a concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Concussions are usually caused by a blow to the head. Violently shaking the head and upper body also can cause concussions.

Can a traumatic brain injury cause post concussion syndrome?

Differential diagnosis. Traumatic brain injury may cause damage to the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland, and deficiencies of pituitary hormones ( hypopituitarism) can cause similar symptoms to post-concussion syndrome; in these cases, symptoms can be treated by replacing any hormones that are deficient.

When to refer an athlete to a concussion specialist?

Remember, while most athletes will recover quickly and fully following a concussion, some will have symptoms for weeks or longer. Health care professionals should consider referral to a concussion specialist if: The symptoms worsen at any time, The symptoms have not gone away after 10-14 days, or.

How often do concussions lead to lost time from work?

In 2016, 78 percent of SFM’s concussion claims involved lost time from work, compared with 15 percent for non-concussion claims. Because the duration, symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatment in each case are so varied, concussions can be very complex and costly to treat.

Is it safe to return to work or sport after a concussion?

An athlete should only return to competition when it is clear that there are no lingering symptoms of concussion. Unfortunately, because concussion is an invisible injury, and because athletes may minimize or not recognize persistent post-concussion]

When to take a player out of play for a concussion?

Keep a young athlete with a possible concussion out of play the same day of the injury and until cleared by a health care provider. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Only a health care provider should assess a young athlete for a possible concussion.

What do you need to know about concussions?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or whiplash that results in the head and brain moving rapidly back and forth.