|Historically, concussed athletes were told to rest until they feel better. |
While rest is important in the early stages (24 - 48 hours), that timeline seems to be getting shorter, with longer duration rest causing worse outcomes for patients.
There may be a number of underlying causes as to why an individual doesn't feel back to their normal self, and the top 5 causes of these persistent concussion symptoms may include:
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- Blood flow and autonomic nervous system
- Metabolic, inflammatory and hormonal
- Visual and vestibular
- Cervical spine