A Medical Student and Cyclist Tells His Concussion Story

Seth Fischer tells the story of a bicycle-car crash that resulted in his having headaches and other chronic symptoms from what was labeled a mild brain injury or concussion. This is the first of two interviews.

In a subsequent interview, Dr. Fischer talks about his recovery, his chronic symptoms, and insurance and legal issues he has faced.

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Is Concussion a Diagnosis?

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Clinicians like me say that concussion requires a clinical diagnosis based on the history of what happened to produce the symptoms. However, because these same symptoms appear in other conditions, and we don’t have reliable biomarkers, diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a challenge. The lingering effects of a mild brain injury can also continue as a chronic condition, often referred to as post-concussion syndrome or persistent post-concussion symptoms, that still require treatment.

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Treatment and Prognosis for Post-Concussion Syndrome

August 15, 2017
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Treatments for post-concussion symptoms include targeted medication trials and various rehabilitation therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Sometimes complementary therapies can be helpful, too.

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A Follow-Up Interview with Dr. Seth Fischer

June 12, 2018

Dr. Seth Fischer talks about his concussion recovery, his chronic symptoms, and insurance and legal issues he has faced. This is the second of two interviews. In the previous interview, Dr. Fischer tells the story of a bicycle-car crash that resulted in his having headaches and other chronic symptoms from…

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