Prior medical complaints could predict recovery times from concussion

Written by Alice Weatherston

New research from the Medical College of Wisconsin (WI, USA) has revealed that athletes that report minor medical complaints with no discernible cause, such as aches and pains, may exhibit longer recovery times following a concussion event. The findings were published this week in Neurology. The study involved 2055 high school and college athletes that were all evaluated prior to the beginning of the season for balance, thinking, memory skills and psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. They also reviewed any signs of psychosomatic problems such as faintness or dizzyness, nausea, upset stomach or chest or heart pains. All...

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