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Post-Concussion Syndrome Can Last for Months 

The effects of a concussion sometimes can last for months after the original injury. Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome include headaches, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, decreased concentration and fogginess.

“Post-concussion syndrome is not dependent on the severity of the injury,” says Heidi J. Hunter, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Saint Francis Medical Partner. “A person can suffer for months after a relatively minor blow to the head.”

Heidi Jo Hunter, MD
Heidi Jo Hunter, MD

There is no treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Instead, your doctor will treat the specific symptoms. For example, if you have a debilitating headache, your doctor may prescribe medications used for migraines.

Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Concussion Clinic provides follow-up and treatment for patients who have suffered a concussion.

To learn more about the clinic, call 573-331-3000 or visit our Concussion Clinic page.

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