Treatment Options to Recover From Concussion

Many people in the United States experience concussions every year. But as the condition is not life-threatening, people hardly go for emergency treatment. 

The severity of the condition varies depending on the type and cause of head injury. When it is mild, having enough mental and physical health may relieve the symptoms. Car accidents or sports-related concussions may cause symptoms that could last a long time.

According to studies, 15 percent of patients develop persistent symptoms. Without proper treatment, the symptoms may persist for weeks, months, or even years. In such cases, resting is not enough to ensure a full recovery. Recent research shows that prolonged rest can make patients with prolonged concussions worse rather than better. 

Moderate rest is still vital during the early stages following injury. If you have persistent symptoms, visit your doctor. If the treatment you are receiving is not working, it is advisable to seek a second opinion. 

Experiencing the following symptoms days or weeks after a head injury is risky.


  • Difficulty waking from sleep or extreme drowsiness

  • Slurred speech

  • Irritable, bizarre, or unusual behavior

  • Difficulty recognizing places, things, or people

  • Repeated vomiting and nausea

  • Severe headaches

  • Convulsions or seizures

  • Dizziness

If you experience these for more than 14 days, seek alternative treatment. 

The most effective treatment options to recover from a concussion include:



Doctors prescribe medication to manage the symptoms. But if they continue for long, doctors recommend taking tests. These help determine which prescriptions are safer for the patients. 

Patients who experience bleeding should avoid pain relievers such as Aspirin and ibuprofen. If you consider using the medication, be careful to know its long-term effects. This is to prevent more complications.


Vestibular and Visual Rehab

Specialized doctors at Bagnell Brain Center set up proper rehabilitation programs to resolve visual abnormalities and dizziness. This course of treatment is short but effective.


Reassurance and Support

After a concussion, a patient needs to rest from their usual routine. The isolation may result in depression and mental issues. Mental health conditions can mimic the following symptoms: 

  • Irritability

  • Concentration problems

  • Mental confusion

  • Dizziness.

All these are confusing to the patient. 

For this reason, patients need proper concussion management. Support from family, friends, and mental health professionals is vital. These reduce their chances of developing depression and anxiety during the recovery period. 


Active Rehabilitation

Specialists recommend active rehabilitation to patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome. This treatment combines cognitive and physical therapy. These help the brain to return to its optimal neural pathways. 

It requires teamwork from several specialists.


How to Find a Good Treatment Facility

The best facility to seek concussion treatment provides several treatment options. The facility should also have an in-house team working with a multidisciplinary team. Additionally, ensure the facility has specialized equipment for diagnosis and treatment. Remember to inquire if they offer treatment regimens tailored to patients’ specific needs.

For more treatment options for a concussion, visit Bagnell Brain Center. Our office is in Pinecrest, Florida. You can call (305) 889-7488 today to schedule an appointment.



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