Experts say brain rest is necessary for concussion recovery. What is brain rest? Can you get too much?
Head and Neck Injuries
Head and neck injuries such as concussions and stingers aren't unique to full-contact sport athletes such as football and hockey players. While age, position, and style of play can all affect a person's head injury risk, any athlete can sustain a head or neck injury during the course of play.The articles below will help you learn to recognize head and neck injury symptoms and risks.
The required rest children should get during concussion recovery includes brain rest. Learn what brain rest is, what it is not, and how to help children get enough of it.
Stingers typically occur when an athlete makes a hard hit using their shoulder. Learn the sport-specific causes of stingers.
Even after the headache is gone, people recovering from concussions still need to take the time to get adequate brain rest.
In rare cases, an acute hemorrhage occurs during a concussion. Learn the warning signs.
In emergency departments, the leading causes of concussions are falls, motor vehicle trauma, assaults, and sports. Learn which sports have the highest incidence of concussions.
In the past, physicians graded concussions by severity, but this grading system is no longer used. Learn how physicians diagnose concussions now.
The symptoms of concussion can be divided into four categories: thinking and remembering; physical; emotional and mood; and sleep.
Learn helpful guidelines to concussion recovery and how patients can slowly return to daily activities.
Pre-existing mental or physical conditions, such as chronic pain or learning disabilities, can impede one's ability to get an adequate amount of recovery time after a concussion.