After a concussion, one of the questions that may be on the forefront of your mind is, “So, when can I go back to work?” While some might tell you a rough estimate of 1-2 weeks, the accurate answer to this varies depending on who’s asking because no two concussions look the same and, of course, no two lives are the same. The answer to this question depends on a few variables that professionals consider:
Before any of these variables can be considered, a visit to a doctor would be the first step. They will be able to provide you the most accurate answer to the question, “When can I go back to work after a concussion?” A series of evaluations will be done, from a physical to a neuropsychological evaluation, to check out how your functioning has changed.
Dr. Nicole Murray is a trained Psychologist who can provide you with a neuropsychological evaluation to give you a better grasp on the severity of your symptoms. The evaluation will feel like a series of mind puzzles and tasks over a span of a few hours that can give her a precise picture of the concussion’s impact. If you have experienced a concussion and would like to know more about how Dr. Murray can help you on your recovery journey, contact her today!