Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome After a Car Accident
Post-concussion syndrome is a medical condition in which a person has suffered a concussion and has lasting side effects. Concussions are one potential serious consequence of car accidents, and while most people will recover after two or three weeks, some have ongoing symptoms.
Doctors sometimes have trouble diagnosing post-concussion syndrome because the signs of the condition are similar to other common conditions. While the symptoms can be serious, they can also appear like signs of other everyday ailments.
Doctors do not have one test they can run to determine whether a person has post-concussion syndrome. Rather, they have to perform an epidemiological analysis and rule things out. Patients with suspected concussions and post-concussion syndrome will undergo CT scans and/or MRIs to attempt to uncover abnormalities.
Sometimes, patients will see an ear, nose, and throat doctor to eliminate potential causes of some of the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, like headaches and dizziness. When a concussion and post-concussion syndrome have been diagnosed, patients might be treated in several ways.
There is no cure for post-concussion syndrome itself, so doctors will try to address the bothersome symptoms in treating patients. Patients with painful headaches that are not responsive to over-the-counter medications might receive prescription pain medications. Patients experiencing insomnia and depression might receive antidepressants, sleep aids, and/or counseling.
Post-concussion syndrome is primarily treated simply with time and rest. Patients are advised to reduce stress, get plenty of sleep, and allow the brain to heal.
People suffering from a concussion and post-concussion syndrome after a car collision might be eligible for compensation through a legal claim. Parker Waichman LLP offers accident victims a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney to answer questions and discuss their potential right to compensation.
CONTACT PARKER WAICHMAN LLP FOR A FREE CASE REVIEW
Were you or a loved one been burned in a motor vehicle accident? Parker Waichman LLP helps those who have suffered burn injuries receive full monetary compensation. Trust your case with our auto accident burn injury lawsuit lawyers. For a free consultation, contact our law firm today by using our live chat or calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
New York | Brooklyn | Queens | Long Island | New Jersey | Florida
Call us at: 1-800-YOURLAWYER (800-968-7529) | Schedule your free consultation