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What Can I Do To Recover From A Concussion Faster?

Did you suffer a concussion earlier this year and expected to make a full recovery by now?

Your brain can take anywhere from days, months, or even years to make a full recovery, depending on your injury.

You’re likely experiencing headaches, memory issues, brain fog, and a general loss of concentration. This not only will affect your work or school but could hold you back in the future from achieving your true potential.

Whether you fell on the ice during the winter or injured yourself playing professional sports, this blog contains tips that everyone can use to speed up their recovery.

“How Can I Tell If I Have A Concussion?”

It is important to analyze your body after any hard contact with other players or falls as concussions may not be immediately noticeable.

The most common symptom of a concussion is confusion and disorientation.

If you are an athlete and are in a situation where you feel confused, dizzy, or foggy, it is important to get checked out for a possible concussion.

Other common signs of a concussion include headaches, nausea, balance problems, vision changes, sensitivity to light and sound, difficulty concentrating or remembering recent events, fatigue, and irritability.

If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor or visit an emergency room immediately.

Making The Mistake Of Listening To The Wrong Advice

For many suffering from a concussion, the most common piece of advice you’ll hear is to rest up.

While this of course makes sense if you’re suffering from severe headaches and unable to perform the simplest of tasks. It becomes increasingly frustrating when resting means you’re unable to take part in your favourite activity or could be cut from your sports team.

From our experience in the clinic, more often than not doctors will spend a maximum of 5 minutes with patients before rushing to the next, offering little comfort or information regarding your condition.

Doctors tend to treat all concussions the same, not taking into account how you sustained your injuries, how long if at all you were unconscious, and if you continued with physically demanding activity after the impact.

This all affects how you should treat your concussion moving forward to reduce your recovery time.

1 – Drink Plenty Of Water

Recovery from concussions is greatly improved by drinking plenty of water

Dehydration may aggravate concussion symptoms, making you feel worse and perhaps delaying the recovery process.

Since our brain contains about 75% water, even slight dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly.

It can result in the symptoms of a concussion, such as headaches, weariness, and difficulty concentrating.

You should choose electrolyte-rich drinks like coconut water, which can restore your body’s lost salts and preserve fluid balance.

Avoid dehydrating drinks like alcohol and coffee because they may make your symptoms worse and cause you to take longer to recover.

2 – Avoid Activities That Aggravate Your Symptoms

Your symptoms can be aggravated by certain activities due to the increased demand they place on the brain.

Activities that require significant mental focus such as reading, using a computer or tablet, texting, and video gaming can worsen concussion symptoms. Overstimulation from screens can increase headaches, dizziness, and feelings of fatigue.

Physical activities that raise your heart rate, like running, sports, or even rough play, should also be avoided after a concussion.

Activities that pose a risk for another head injury, such as hockey, basketball, or any contact sports, should be completely avoided until all symptoms have disappeared.

A second concussion before the first has time to heal can lead to long-term complications and a significantly slow recovery.

3 – Get Professional Help

Getting medical advice and treatment from a concussion specialist is critical if your symptoms are severe or don’t seem to be getting better.

Our clinic focuses on concussion care, helping thousands of patients cut their concussion recovery time by a significant amount.

Based on what we’ve seen, the best form of treatment for a concussion is to build a personalized treatment plan from the ground up, discuss your injury in-depth and evaluate all the factors.

The best way for you to do that is with our Free Concussion Assessment.

You will have one-on-one time with our knowledgeable staff during this session, and they will be able to address any concerns you may have and set you up on your road to recovery!

Don’t miss out on applying for Fall football season, get your condition seen today and prepare yourself for the future.

Worried About Travelling?

Do not worry if you are unable to make it into the clinic because we are aware of how challenging travelling with a concussion can be. Additionally, we are providing a Free Telephone Consultation.

This enables you to learn about our method and how we can assist everyone without having to leave your house.

Arrange Your Free Telephone Consultation

This call is 100% free, and perfect if you want expert advice to end your suffering.

Free Expert Advice So You Can Enjoy An Active Life Without Brain Fog

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