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National Concussion Awareness Day -

🧠 Here are some facts that may interest you:

  • Only 10% of concussions result in loss of consciousness
  • There are 4 clinical areas of concussion symptoms: cognitive, physical, emotional, and sleep.
    • Learn how to identify the symptoms so you can spot a concussion.
  • You don’t have to be hit on the head to have a concussion.
    • A blow to the body or indirect mechanisms such as an explosion and can cause a concussion
  • It’s not just a sports injury, the most common cause is falls.
  • An MRI does not show a concussion because it is a functional injury.
  • If a concussion is suspected, see a qualified healthcare professional as soon as possible. Early identification and education reduces the likelihood of prolonged symptoms.
  • Not sure if it’s a concussion? When in doubt, err on the side of caution until you know otherwise
  • Doing nothing, and resting in a dark room is no longer recommended.
    • What is? 24 to 48 hours of rest followed by a gradual guided return to physical and cognitive activity.
  • Symptoms will go away before the brain is completely healed
    • This is important when it comes to getting back to sport.
    • The resolution of symptoms is most often between 7 and 10 days, but healing of the brain is closer to 3 to 4 weeks.
    • It is important that an athlete does not return to full contact sport until the brain is completely healed.
  • If systems persist for more than 10 days, start targeted therapy

Stay eclectic …


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