Post-Concussion Syndrome or PCS is a set of symptoms that may continue for weeks, months, or a year or more after a concussion which is a mild form of Traumatic Brain Injury. If a concussion lasts for more than three months after injury, diagnose the patient. The condition is associates a wide range of symptoms: physical, such as headache, cognitive such as difficulty concentrating, and emotional and behavioural, such as irritability. Many of the PCS-related symptoms are common and exacerbate other disorders, therefore there is considerable risk of misdiagnosis. Headaches that occur after a concussion may feel like migraine headaches or tension like headaches. Most headaches are tension-type headaches, which associates with a neck injury that occurs at the same time of head injury.

CAUSES OF POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME

  • After a Fall
  • Getting into a car accident
  • Experience a blow to the head during impact sports, especially football and boxing
  • Any other reason involving injury to the skull/head

SYMPTOMS OF POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME

Headache
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Memory Problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

CONCLUSION

In short, Post-Concussion Syndrome, also known as a post-concussive syndrome or PCS, is a set of symptoms that may continue for weeks, months, or a year or more after a concussion. A diagnosis may be made when symptoms resulting from a concussion last for more than three months after injury. The condition is associated with a wide range of symptoms: physical, such as headache, cognitive such as difficulty concentrating, and emotional and behavioural, such as irritability. Many of the PCS-related symptoms are common or may be exacerbated by other disorders, therefore there is considerable risk of misdiagnosis. So, Headaches that occur after a concussion may feel like migraine headaches or tension like headaches. Most headaches are tension-type headaches, which associates with a neck injury that occurs at the same time of head injury. To conclude, Management of this typically involves treatment addressing specific symptoms.

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