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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Some of the best minds in medicine recently put their heads together at medical symposium to discuss the most effective ways to treat concussions. The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that as many as 4 million concussions occur each year in U.S.; however, 71 percent of Americans do not realize that concussions are treatable.

But as one of the many physicians that participated in the seminar, Washington University neurologist Dr. David Brody explains while every concussion is unique, several treatment options exist that can lead concussion patients to a quick and full recovery.

Brody states that the best method involves a gradual return to activity. By slowly increasing activity each day, the average concussion patient can expect to see a notable recovery in two to seven days.  Individuals who do not see improvements in their condition after this time should seek further medical attention.

Dr. David Brody visited FOX 2 Studios this morning to discuss more in-depth about concussion symptoms and when it is time to seek treatment.