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Children with concussions can resume activity sooner, study says

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guideline for treating concussions in children. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by impact to the head. This impact can cause bruising or bleeding of the brain and interfere with how the brain works.

A recent news article about the guideline change states children with concussions can phase in exercise and screen time sooner than the previous guideline allowed. Researchers discovered that for many children, it can be worse for their recovery if they remain isolated. Many recovering children become anxious and respond to the boredom and isolation as if it were a punishment. However, a child's return to activity should be personalized by a doctor.

If you are a parent of a child with a concussion, you should remain mindful of your child's symptoms in the weeks following the injury. While many children with concussions recover without any problems, some concussions cause permanent damage. Persistent symptoms could also be signs of other serious injuries.

If your child's symptoms remain weeks after the injury, he or she may have post-concussion syndrome or a neck injury. Both of these serious injuries can have some of the same symptoms as a concussion, but may require different treatment.

If your child has received a concussion or other serious injury, keep in mind that you may be able to seek compensation to help pay for related medical bills, rehabilitation costs or other damages. The guidelines for activity after a concussion may have changed, but the dangers of concussions are still present.

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