Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults

Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be aware that significant changes in the treatment of concussion — including a major shift to promoting active recovery — have emerged in recent…

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