A report published this week by CNN sheds some new light on rates of concussion in high school sports in the United States. There are some promising take-aways, such as, the rate of recurrent concussions has decreased since 2013-2014. This is most likely due to various forms of legislation passed in all 50 states in 2015 which require adherence to “return to play” guidelines. Other recent studies have shown that many adults still have a limited understanding of concussions, so I am sharing this article here for educational purposes. (see link below)
A couple of things to keep in mind: This particular study was focused on high school sports, but it did not study all high school sports. That does not mean that other sports do not cause concussions. Also, concussions do not only come from sports. People of any age can suffer with a concussion and the post-concussive symptoms can last for years. A “little” concussion is still a concussion and should be professionally assessed and treated.
The current protocol for treating concussions is pretty much to just wait it out. With intermittent doctor visits, of course, but not much else. If any one has ever gone through this “watchful waiting” period, you know how difficult it can be. Headaches, nausea, darkness, no screens, hoping….It not only affects the patient, but the whole family. That is why Matrix Repatterning is revolutionary. Matrix Repatterning is a gentle hands-on therapy that has proven successful in relieving post-concussive symptoms. Read through my other posts to learn more about how Matrix Repatterning can help if you or someone you know has been injured and is suffering.