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Is exercise good for post concussion syndrome?

Is exercise good for post concussion syndrome?

Exercise during Concussion Recovery Generally speaking, exercising can be very beneficial for recovery from post concussion syndrome. Heart rate elevating exercise increases the blood flow to your brain, which speeds up the healing process.

Can exercise make concussion symptoms worse?

Recent studies have suggested that regular, daily activities during the initial days of a concussion may actually be safe, not worsen symptoms and even speed up recovery.

How long after a concussion can I workout?

While limited rest is important in the acute stage (24 – 48 hours), evidence continues to show that concussion patients should participate in sub-symptom threshold physical activity as early as 2 to 3 weeks into recovery.

What kind of headaches do you get after a concussion?

Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more. The goal of treatment after concussion is to effectively manage your symptoms. Post-concussion symptoms include: Post-concussion headaches can vary and may feel like tension-type headaches or migraines. Most often, they are tension-type headaches.

How does exercise help with post concussion symptoms?

“A conservative but progressive plan improves exercise tolerance,” Dr. Scales says, eventually normalizing post-concussion symptoms.

What should you not do after a concussion?

This means no significant exercise, no texting, no driving, no video games, and limited school work, for at least a few days until symptoms improve. In the first few weeks following concussion, activities that worsen headaches or other post-concussion symptoms should be limited.

Can a neck injury cause post concussion syndrome?

Most people don’t know that a neck injury can have the exact same symptoms as post-concussion syndrome. They just assume that their symptoms are stemming from their brain. But if your symptoms have not subsided after several months, it is possible the problem is in your neck, even if you do not have neck pain.