Concussions are complex injuries with a wide range of outcomes.
Since each case is unique, there is no simple timeline for recovery.
Some people get better in days, while others need weeks or months. Some may endure long-term effects, often if they haven't sought treatment or didn't get proper care.
But the sooner you get the right treatment, the better chance you have of recovering fully, and faster.
To learn more about concussion treatment or make an appointment with the UPMC Sports Medicine's Concussion Program expert:
Any level of concussion can be a severe health issue. Concussions require prompt care by a health care expert trained in managing concussions.
To avoid repeat injury, it's crucial to manage concussions until complete recovery.
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program team is here to assess, manage, and treat concussions in athletes and nonathletes of all ages.
Data gathered by our program finds that concussions in student-athletes are common. And it's vital they have an assessment from someone with concussion expertise.
The same goes for concussions sustained by people during activities of daily living.
We've found that: