You have had a concussion. This is a mild brain injury. It can affect how your brain works for a while.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your concussion.
What types of symptoms or problems will I have?
Does someone need to stay with me?
What type of activity can I do?
When can I go back to work?
What medications can I use for any pain or headache? Can I use aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or other similar medications?
Is it okay to eat? Will I feel sick to my stomach?
When can I drink any alcohol?
Do I need a follow-up appointment?
When should I call the doctor?
What to ask your doctor about concussion - adult; Brain injury - mild - what to ask your doctor - adult
Updated by: Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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