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Clinical Consult: Post-concussion syndrome and inner ear injuries

post-concussion syndromeConcussion can impact more than just the brain

Most children will fully recover from a concussion within a few days, but many will have prolonged symptoms that can last for weeks or even months after their injury. This is known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS).

A 2011 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that dizziness, the second most common symptom of PCS (headache is first) is the only on-field symptom of sports-related concussion predictive of PCS. The study also noted that high-school football players who experienced dizziness at the time they sustained their concussions were six times as likely to develop PCS as those who did not feel dizzy at the time of injury.

What is it about dizziness that is unique in concussion? …Read More