How is it Treated?
Following a concussion, there is no specific treatment other than rest - both physical and mental. However, during the early stages following injury, relative physical and cognitive rest is recommended for 24 to 48 hours; however, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
A short period of rest after a concussion can involve a variety of treatments and rehabilitation from a team of health professionals depending on symptoms and how individuals respod to therapy. Treatment for a concussion is not one treatment fits all, treatment and care should be on an individualized basis which may include a gradual increase in mental and physical activity. Tratment for conssusions have been shown to respond to a team based approach which can include physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, acupuncture, massage therpay, exercise therapy, diet and nutritional interventions along with vestibular and visual rehabilitation all of which have been proven to be effective treatments and rehabilitation options.