Skip to content

How to Heal from Concussions

football gameConcussions are a type of brain injury that can occur after a blow to the head, and can be problematic for athletes of all ages, even children in sports.

Common symptoms can include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light or noise and may take days or weeks to resolve. It is important to seek medical attention after a traumatic injury like this.

Once the condition is diagnosed, there are some things that can be done to promote healing.

  • Rest is crucial for recovery. This means physical and mental rest. Avoid activities that require mental concentration or physical exertion. Take breaks often during the day and get plenty of sleep at night.
  • Staying hydrated is also important for recovery. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid caffeine.
  • You may also need to adjust your diet while you are recovering from a concussion. Eat healthy whole foods and avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and inflammatory foods.
  • Managing stress is also important. Stress can worsen symptoms and delay healing. Try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, or meditation.
  • Last but not least, avoid activities that could result in another concussion. This means no contact sports or other activities that could put you or your child at risk for head injuries. Once you have fully recovered, you can slowly reintroduce physical activity and return to your normal routine.

Chiropractic care may help athletes who are experiencing a concussion by reducing symptoms and promoting healing. In our practice, we’ll dive deep to uncover the specific problem and determine the best course of care to move forward. With us, care is always unique to each patient.

Add Your Comment (Get a Gravatar)

Your Name


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.