Rest after concussion to avoid ‘sustained brain damage’

With the Super Bowl upon us once again and Will Smith’s new film “Concussion” receiving critical acclaim, head injury is a hot topic. Results from a new study, examining repeated head injuries, reiterate how vital it is to rest after a concussion.Concussions can have serious ramifications, especially if appropriate rest is not taken. In short, a concussion is an impact that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement forces the brain to bounce or twist within the skull. The unnatural motion causes chemical changes in the brain and damage to brain cells. Concussions are often referred to as “mild” brain injuries because they are not life-threatening. However, they are more serious than the name suggests; the ramifications can be life-changing if they are…

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