“As many as 1.9 million children a year incur sports or recreation related concussions” –Journal of Pediatrics June 2016
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently reported that a new sea-change in the way the medical community treats concussions in young people is under way. The standard protocol in concussion treatment for young people according to the WSJ was defined as “Complete rest for an extended period has for decades been the conventional treatment for concussion and is still what many emergency clinics and primary-care doctors recommend.” Now research scientists and concussion specialists are asking patients to slowly and carefully resume their normal activities. The caveat with this new change being patients can resume normal activities as long as symptoms don’t worsen. For more information on how concussion treatment is changing continue reading.