Brief return of concussion symptoms normal part of recovery: Study

August 5, 2016 6:17 PM

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Brief return of concussion symptoms normal part of recovery: Study

"The key implications for clinicians is that modest physical and mental activity did not worsen symptoms and that returning to school may cause an increase in symptoms, but this should not be seen as a setback in recovery," said study co-author Dr. Danny Thomas, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

"When a family calls concerned that their child's symptoms got worse that first day back to school, clinicians can reassure them that spikes in symptoms are pretty common, get better with time, and do not seem to change your recovery time," he said in a hospital news release. Thomas is also an assoc...

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