Treatments and Self-care

Treatments

When to go to the Emergency Room, how to identify a concussion

Guidelines for recovery: rest, resuming activities, and a prioritized list of treatments for persistent symptoms.

What to look for in a concussion clinic.

Treatment for neck and back pains sustained from a concussion; guidance on return to activity and return to sports.

What to expect when seeing a neurologist. Best neurology specialities for concussion patients.

Vision therapy can be effective for the 50-70% of concussion patients develop at least one vision problem, such as eye-teaming, focusing, and visual tracking.

Doctors will sometimes prescribe medications for persistent post-concussion symptoms such as headaches, depression, and anxiety.

A new treatment being developed by researchers and clinicians utilizing LED light devices which are placed against the head and beam red and near-infrared light into the brain.

Craniosacral therapy is one of the most effective treatments that we've found for post-concussion syndrome, with only a few treatments making a noticeable, positive difference.

A concussion can affect the body's balance system. Vestibular therapies can help with gaze stability training, balance, and dizziness.

Functional neurology is a relatively new, multidisciplinary style of treatment that is based on the concept of neuroplasticity.

Hormone treatment has worked for some women and men suffering from concussion and traumatic brain injury.

Massage therapy can alleviate tension patterns in the neck and shoulders related to the initial concussion. Massage can reduce post-concussion symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Research indicates that CBD serves as a neuroprotectant, possibly helping the brain heal from concussions. Concussion patients are using CBD oil from hemp, or marijuana products with a high CBD and low THC.


Self-care

Sleep is the "top of the cascade" for recovery - the most important factor, as sleep has neuroprotective and neurorecuperative effects on the brain.

Following a concussion, a diet filled with fresh foods will help your body repair. Recommended foods which maximize the opportunity for your brain to repair.

Rest 24 to 48 hours after a concussion and then start light activity. The most recent medical advice on how to approach exercise after a concussion.

Information about meditation, deep breathing, managing stress, and your concussion recovery. Useful apps to help with your self-care.

Sound sensitivity is a common symptom of a concussion, as is visual or light sensitivity. The newest medical advice, tips, and tools to cope with this issue.