Six Things You Need to Know About Concussion

  1. A concussion can happen without a direct hit to the head. Any force in which the brain is moved back and forth that causes chemical changes in the brain or stretching and damaging to the brain cells is a traumatic brain injury.
  2. Treatment within the first month of head trauma helps speed up recovery. The longer the wait, the longer it may take to fully recovery.
  3. Recovery from a concussion becomes more difficult when you have already suffered a concussion. Less force or disruption to the brain is required to recover from second and third concussions.
  4. In a 2013 Mayo Clinic study researches found that Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) dysfunction to be so common among concussion sufferers that it can be considered a bio-marker of concussion.
  5. A 2015 study found that concussion symptoms subside when the ANS is brought back into balance.
  6. Craniosacral Therapy is an effective treatment for bringing the ANS back into balance.

NB: BCST is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for medical care. If you have suffered a TBI, concussion or are experiencing PCS please also contact your medical doctor.