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Concussions  |  Education & Resources  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Traumatic Brain Injury

Post-Concussion Syndrome Tests: How to Know If You Have Post Concussion Syndrome

If you’re searching for answers and think you might have post-concussion syndrome (PCS), the path to diagnosis can be challenging. Few medical professionals are experts on the condition, and many lack the most sophisticated diagnostic tools. Many doctors will make a diagnosis based on concussion symptom history and a quick physical examination. Others will supplement their findings with imaging or computerized testing.

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Concussions  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Traumatic Brain Injury

A Complete Guide to Post-Concussion Syndrome

Did you know that post-concussion symptoms are also known as post-concussive syndrome? Post-concussion syndrome is commonly described as when concussion symptoms persist for weeks, months, or years after the concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) event occurred. Typically when someone hears post-concussion syndrome they think, “Can this condition be treated?” We treat post-concussion patients every day and regularly answer this question for our patients. We have put together this guide to help you understand post-concussion syndrome in depth by answering questions, including:

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Brain Injury Awareness  |  Brain Safety & Care  |  Education & Resources  |  Post Concussion Treatment

Concussion Headaches or “Post-Traumatic Headaches”: What They Feel Like, How Long They Last, and How to Get Rid of Them

“I feel like there’s a tight band around my head.” “My head feels like it’s blowing up like a balloon.” “I have a constant pressure headache.” “I feel like my head is being pulled apart between the eyes.”

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Concussions  |  Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Testimonial Topic - Young Adult  |  Traumatic Brain Injury

After Five Years of Failed Treatment, This Former Player Overcame Her Soccer Concussion Symptoms — Here’s How

When Sam Pembleton arrived at Cognitive FX for post-concussion syndrome treatment, she was shaking. Her nerves were so bad that she couldn’t speak to the other people in the waiting room. When they put her in the MRI machine, she panicked. It took several tries just to get through the scan.

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Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment  |  Testimonial Topic - Adult  |  Testimonial Topic - Female  |  Testimonial Type - Sports Injury

A Bike Accident Took Her Voice Away — Here’s How She Got It Back

Quirien Willemsen is a happy, busy mother to three young girls in Loenen aan de Vecht, The Netherlands. She works as a legal counsel for a bank, loves going skiing on holiday, and embraces life to the fullest. But just six months prior to this interview, it seemed like that lifestyle was lost forever.

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Life After EPIC Treatment  |  Patient Stories  |  Post Concussion Treatment

Concussion Memory Loss: Recovery Stories From 6 mTBI Patients

Memory loss is a common concussion symptom. But what many patients don’t know is that it comes in multiple forms and might not go away with time.

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