It's Relevant: Local News, Sports and Deals
Greenwich Edition
Change to: Stamford | Norwalk | Westport

 
< PREV STORY
Schools to get Concussion Handbook
NEXT STORY >
Mayor's Youth Leadership Council Expands

IT'S RELEVANT ORIGINAL

How Much Rest is Best for Concussions?

New study says not as much as you think

Issue Playing Video? Please Click to Report
By:
Stamford, CT | Added on January 14, 2015 At 07:19 PM

Think rest is best when it comes to a concussion? Well according to new research – that’s not exactly the case.

A new study says strict rest for a prolonged period isn’t helpful, and in fact, may do more harm than good.  It’s the newest research in an age-old debate, competing against some doctors’ idea of “cocoon therapy”: a type of treatment requiring several days in complete darkness.

 Eighty-eight patients suffering from a concussion took part in this study, aged 11-12.  Some were told to follow five days of strict rest, including no work, no school and no physical activity.  Others rested for one to two days followed by a return to activity. Those who rested for five days reportedly needed more time for their symptoms to get better and had worse symptoms during the first ten days.   More information is available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Share Your Thoughts

More Health/Fitness Stories

 

 

The Videos

Video Archive
Submit a News Tip
Submit a Photo

General

About Us
Contact Us
Advertise with Us
Privacy Statement
Terms and Conditions
Sitemap


divider


Ā© 2010-2013, Its Relevant, LLC

It's RelevantĀ® graphics, logos, scripts, terms of use, instructions, designs and other service names are the trademarks and copyright of It's Relevant, LLC.

Email: support@itsrelevant.com or Call: 855-487-7353