You were involved in a motor vehicle accident and received a blow to the head. And now you’ve been diagnosed with concussion. A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury and while most people recover from concussions, the time it takes to recover varies from individual to individual, depending on factors such as how severe your concussion is, your age and state of health, and how well you’re taking care of yourself after you suffered that blow to your head.
There are number of things you can do to help yourself get better. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that you rest after you’ve suffered a concussion, as rest and sleep will help your brain to heal.
It’s also important that you don’t push yourself to resume activities before you’re ready: consult with your doctor first before you begin to drive again or return to work.
Sports activities should also be avoided, as they can sometimes lead to another concussion. Maybe not so surprisingly, the CDC also advises concussion patients to avoid roller coaster rides, which can potentially make your symptoms worse or possibly even give you a second concussion.
If your doctor has given you the go ahead to continue your normal activities, don’t leap into everything all at once. Resume your normal activities gradually, and give yourself time to adjust.
Some tips for dealing with your concussion during your recovery period? If distraction is a problem, don’t multi-task – focus on a single activity at a time. And if you have problems remembering things, just write down what you have to remember. Memory loss can be a symptom of concussion, and it’s easiest to just deal with it rather than let it frustrate you.
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