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What is Post Concussion Syndrome?

By: Anapol Weiss

Post concussion syndrome (PCS) is a persisting medical problem that occurs after a head injury and can last for weeks or more than a year, according to Mayo Clinic. PCS can be difficult to diagnose because the condition shares many of the same symptoms of a concussion.

Signs of PCS include:

  • Mild to severe headaches

  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering

  • Noise and light sensitivity

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

The risk of PCS may be higher in children as well as in adults with a history of head trauma.

Concussions in sports are commonly associated with PCS, and athletes with a history of concussions may also have a higher risk of PCS, according to an article by University of Washington Medicine. Athletes who continue to play with concussion symptoms are also at a higher risk of developing PCS — which is why it is vital for those responsible to protect players from suffering concussions on the field.

Contact our firm if you sustained a concussion because of someone else’s carelessness.