Concussion Therapy May Vary for the Cases of Teenagers and Children

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British Journal of Sports Medicine has released a study that says children and teens should be given varying treatments based on their conditions. If not yet fully healed, teens and children should not be permitted to do normal activities. Restrictions should be set by the parents in order for their kids not to go back to their sports yet because it could deeply affect the function of their responses and cognition.

It is of crucial factor that when the patient is under the therapy process, rule should be defined for the delineation of children, adults and teens. Some treatments may appear very effective to kids but when applied to adults it no longer works. Older patients may have different reaction to the concussion therapy that is being integrated because symptoms from adults are a bit complex in nature. Adults may carry post concussion syndrome with them; along with this condition are the factors that may affect the recovery—emotional, cognitive and physical deficiency.

As the person is growing, along with it is the brain development—this type of brain progression should also be taken seriously. Based on the research, human brain is not yet developed well during the young age; you can fully realize the potential of the brain during the later stage of adolescence. Head trauma will affect the development of the brain; it is also speeding up the process of brain aging. Coaches, teachers and parents have an important role specifically if they are handling young athletes.

Right after the head trauma, kids and children must not be allowed to go back in playing. Millions of kids and teenagers in the US are suffering from mild head trauma due to their sports. Football is the number one cause of this medical condition. If your kids are playing football, they have bigger chances of getting it. While the brain is on the way of developing and then it experienced head trauma, you are in danger of having post concussion syndrome in the end as one of its long term effects.

It doesn’t mean that you’re a professional athlete you’re already allowed to go back in your game right after the treatment. Restriction has no limitation and it extends to both amateur and professional athlete. Cognitive resting is really important to all of the athletes before they could do normal activities again. It is important to put in mind that one should get enough rest before going back to playing—resting is for full recovery.

It is always advised by the physician that patient should achieve enough cognitive rest before going back to any stressful activities. Physical restriction should be set first in order to avoid doing stressful activities and exercises. According to the study, doing excessive exercise is not very good for the cognitive function. The patient should avoid stressing the brain while under the concussion therapy in order to assure fast recovery.

Source by Brady Collins

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