Has anyone found any treatment for post concussion syndrome that does not involve masking the pain with meds? How long does this last? :(

I fell off my bike last May, landed on my head. Apparently it is my frontal lobes that have been affected - thus making emotional control, focus and concentration a problem. As well as the headaches. I am currently having Cranial Adjustments with a Chiro who is also addressing the whip lash and I have had my atlas vertibre checked.

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  • Nothing, great! :o/

  • Hello kellysuriol,

    Thank you for your post, and very sorry to hear of the situation with your post-concussion syndrome.

    It is very difficult to say how long this will last as everyone is different - I understand this can be extremely hard and frustrating.

    Given the frontal lobe-related symptoms, it sounds like you would benefit from a neuropsychological assessment. We would suggest to speak to your GP and ask to be referred to a neuropsychologist as soon as possible.

    You might find it helpful to take a copy of our factsheet, 'Could it be a brain injury? A guide for General Practitioners' along with you. You can download this at headway.org.uk/Core/Downloa...

    If you send us a private message on here with your name and address I can post you a copy of this factsheet, plus send a couple of other Headway booklets that explain things in more detail. Alternatively you can get these through our helpline on 0808 800 2244 or helpline@headway.org.uk, and there is more information on our website at headway.org.uk/minor-head-i...

    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions,

    Best wishes,

    Headway.

  • Pain is psychological, take up lots of aerobic sport activities, you were a cyclist before your accident and there's no reason why you can't continue to cycle, just with extra care. You'll find that as your fitness improves your tolerance of pain will also improve, especially if it's long-distance aerobic activities you're undertaking.

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