It’s always best to seek immediate medical care for a concussion or a suspected concussion. This type of traumatic brain injury happens when you experience trauma to the head or body.
Anything that causes your head to move abnormally, like a rapid back-and-forth, can make your brain move rapidly as well. This can cause brain chemical problems and also brain cell damage, so it’s important to address a concussion as soon as possible.
It’s especially important to seek medical care right away if you experience concussion symptoms, such as headaches, disorientation, nausea, or light sensitivity. Less than one-tenth of concussions actually cause fainting, so you can’t necessarily rely upon symptoms to alert you to a concussion.
Post-concussion rehab is medical care for people who experience a concussion. This type of care focuses on healing and recovery after brain injuries, but post-concussion rehab can also help you to better manage some of the unpleasant effects of a concussion like headaches.
Post-concussion rehab at Back To You Osteopractic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is highly customized for your needs. In general, the main focuses of your rehab will include:
There are also a variety of other services available on site, including occupational therapy and speech therapy, to help you return to your normal activities and function like you did before the concussion.
Your rehabilitation program includes a plan to resume your normal activities in a safe way, which may involve a gradual return to more strenuous activities such as contact sports. To reduce the risk of future concussions, your osteopractors may recommend some long-term changes in your routine as well.
Your time in post-concussion rehab depends on many individual factors, so there’s no one-size-fits-all program.
The experienced medical providers at Back To You Osteopractic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine precisely what you need in terms of rehab, and they can give you a projected treatment time period at that time. Depending on your progress and needs, your rehab could take anywhere from weeks to months.
To learn more about overcoming concussions safely, call the Back To You Osteopractic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation office nearest to you or book your appointment online now.