Most people recover fully from a
mild TBI. But it may take days, weeks, or months. For some, symptoms may last even
longer. Also, if you have had more than one TBI, your recovery may take longer. So
recovery time will depend on how quickly your own brain is healing.
Don't return to sports or any
activity that could cause you to hit your head until all symptoms are gone and you
been cleared by your healthcare provider. A second head injury before fully recovering
from the first TBI can lead to serious brain injury.
There are different guidelines
about when a person should return to work and daily activities. Some guidelines advise
resting the brain for a period of time. Talk with your provider about the best plan
You can expect to have some good
days and some bad days. It's important to give your brain time to recover. Don't push
yourself too hard. Trying to “tough it out” can make your symptoms worse. The best
to recover is to work closely with your provider. Talk with your family. And give
brain time to heal.