After a concussion, your healthcare provider may decide to
you in the emergency room. When you’re released, the provider may want someone to
with you at home for a day or
to keep track of your condition. Follow your
directions about not
part in sports, physical education classes, and activities such as
while you are recovering.
Limit activities that require you to concentrate heavily. This includes taking tests
if you are in school or doing tasks at work that require intense focus. You may also
need to take rest breaks during the day. As your symptoms go away, you may be able
to go back to your normal activities. The time it takes to recover from a concussion
can vary from weeks to months. In rare cases, symptoms can last for years.
you have symptoms or problems that last more than 3 months, you may have a problem
called postconcussion syndrome. Discuss this possibility with your healthcare