A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. While there’s no specific cure for concussions doctors often recommend rest and restricting activities to allow the brain to recover. This means one should temporarily reduce sports, video games, TV, or too much socializing. Medications for headache pain, or odansetron or other anti-nausea medications can be used for symptoms.
And while there is no specific cure for concussions Dr. Castillo thinks treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and Stem Cell therapies may help treat concussions and help patients more quickly recover from the brain injury. Both PRP and Stem Cell therapies use the patient’s own body to heal itself, by sending active healing agents directly to the pain site. Both therapies are minimally invasive and have a low risk of the body rejecting the treatment since both utilize the body’s own fluids to heal itself.
Caring for Concussion
A study found that many people treated for a concussion may not receive follow-up care that could improve their health.
A concussion is a mild brain injury. It results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Most people recover quickly from concussions, but some have symptoms for weeks or months.
A concussion may give you a headache and make you feel confused, tired, or dizzy. You may have nausea and may vomit. You may feel groggy and have a hard time thinking and remembering. Your vision may be blurry. You may also have trouble sleeping or mood changes. Getting treatment is important for recovery from any brain injury.
A research team wanted to find out if people were getting follow-up care after a concussion. Their study included more than 800 people diagnosed with concussions in an emergency department. They asked patients if they received educational materials about concussions when leaving the hospital, if the hospital called to check up on them, and if they’d seen a health care provider since going home.
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