How Long Does Concussion Recovery Take?

Fortunately, in most cases, concussions are mild, and complete recovery takes place quickly.  However, some people may experience symptoms for days, weeks, or even longer.

Evidence suggests that recovery from a concussion may be slower in young children, adolescents, and older adults.

Importantly, people who have already had a concussion have an increased risk of having another concussion, which may also be associated with a longer time to recovery.