Rest After A Mild Concussion – Part 1 of 3
Rest After A Mild Concussion. For teens who admit a mild concussion, more rest may not be better – and may be worse – in aiding recovery from the brain injury, untrodden research suggests. The researchers compared five days of strict rest to the traditionally recommended day or two of rest, followed by a gradual return to normal activities as symptoms disappear. The Medical College of Wisconsin researchers found no significant contrast in balance or mental functioning between teens who rested five days and those who rested one to two days. What’s more, those children assigned to five days of stern rest reported more symptoms that lasted longer.
And “Being told to rest for five days increased your rating of physical symptoms in the first few days and increased fervent symptoms every day for the next 10 days,” said lead researcher Dr Danny Thomas, an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the medical college. Physical symptoms included headache, nausea, vomiting, preponderance problems, dizziness, visual problems, fatigue, sensitivity to light or sound, and numbness and tingling.