The Earlier the Treatment for Concussion, The Shorter, The Recovery Time

A CONCUSSION

is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a jolt to the heal or body that disrupts the brain.

IT MAY RESULT IN

physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms that can last from several minutes, to days, weeks, months or longer.

A RETROSPECTIVE, CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY,

conducted in a sports medicine clinic examined 91 female patients in which:

51 PATIENTS – Got medical intervention within 7 days of injury, and

40 PATIENTS – Got medical intervention within 8 and 20 days of injury

THE FINDING SUGGEST THAT

  • Earlier initiation of clinical care is associated with a faster recovery after a concussion.
  • Nothing hurts more than being sent home. Be sure to contact a healthcare practitioner right away to recover faster!

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