We’ve come a long way with the amount of scientific research about concussions available. With so much new information, it’s important to separate the truth from fiction. Here are the top 5 myths debunked with concussion facts from the experts.
- Falls, car accidents, being struck by or against an object, and assaults are all leading causes of concussion.
- Losing consciousness after a concussion is rare. More common symptoms include issues with memory, headaches, difficulty with bright light, irritability, nervousness, and changes in sleep.
- Complete cognitive and physical rest is recommended the first 24 to 48 hours following a concussion for the brain to begin healing.
- Current concussion treatment standards recommend a gradual return to life under the supervision of healthcare providers instead of extended rest in a dark room.
- About 80% of patients diagnosed with concussions recover within three weeks, while 20% experience lingering symptoms.
Stay tuned as we dive deeper into the top five myths these facts debunk.