Because the spread of misinformation has created a lot of hysteria around concussion, it’s important to educate patients on concussion facts and refute some of the common concussion myths.
Myth #1: Concussion occurs only as a result of a direct blow to the head.
In fact, concussion may be caused by a direct blow to anywhere on the body as long as the force of impact is transmitted to the head.
Myth #2: Concussion occurs only upon experiencing a loss of consciousness
In fact, more than 90% of concussions occur without a loss of consciousness.
Myth #3: Everyone is at the same risk for concussion.
The truth is, there are various pre-existing risk factors that can put an individual at higher risk of concussion.
Myth #4: All concussion treatments and recoveries are alike.
The truth is, no 2 concussions are identical and an individualized treatment approach is always necessary.
Myth #5: You must be placed in a dark room to recover from a concussion.
This is no longer the recommended treatment as evidence-based, active treatments now exist and have been proven to help patients recover faster.
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