Concussions can occur when you least expect them. Whether you were in a mild accident, or you did something as silly as slipping on water in your kitchen, the possibility of a concussion is always real.
It’s smart to know what steps should be taken post-concussion to expedite the healing process in a healthy manner. You can apply this knowledge to yourself, as well as your loved ones in the future.
So what are the steps to take toward a speedy recovery? We’re glad you asked!
Steps To Take Post-Head Trauma
If you suspect yourself or a loved one is concussed after an accident, it’s important to know what steps need to be taken right away to save time.
Here at Broadview Health Centre, we understand that. This is why we have assembled this easy to read resource that details possible concussion symptoms, what treatments should be taken to help the healing process, and what dietary restrictions should be adhered to during the healing process.
Common Concussion Symptoms
Some of the most common concussion symptoms to look out for after an accident include, but are not limited to the following:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory and Concentration Problems
- Brain fog
- Noise sensitivity
- Mood swings
- Vision problems
If you experience any of these symptoms in the minutes or hours after you experience a concussion, it is important to stay alert and monitor these symptoms closely to make sure you are safe. If the symptoms get worse or persist over 24 hours we recommend you make an appointment to come and see us for treatment.
We offer a wide range of in-house concussion treatments, Including:
- Laser-guided proprioceptive feedback
- Auditory therapy
- Non-surgical decompression therapy
- Ear insufflation
- Head-eye vestibular motion therapy
- Somatosensory evoked potential
- Mirror therapy
- Transcranial vagus nerve stimulation
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Vision therapy
Outside our in-house treatments, we recommend you stay away from bright lighting, especially electronic screens. These screens can irritate your sensitive eyes and cause your symptoms to persist for longer.
Trust our team of trained professionals to help you through every stage of your healing process.
Post-Concussion Nutritional Recommendations
We are highly trained in assembling personalized food plans for each of our patients to help with concussion recovery. This will help you heal quicker by ensuring your body is provided with the specific nutrients that your body so desperately needs in order to expedite the healing process.
Some examples of healthy foods that can help with recovery include:
- Healthy fats
- Anti-inflammatory foods
- Proteins & amino acids
- Vitamin E
- Fruits & vegetables
- Proper hydration
Every person’s body is slightly different, so allow our team of trained professionals to assemble a nutritional plan tailored to your exact needs for maximum results.
Broadview Health Centre – Ottawa’s Concussion Experts
Our team of trained medical professionals have plenty of experience helping to treat concussions, no matter how mild or severe they may be. For instance, members of our team have even experienced intense concussion symptoms themselves. They are apathetic towards your difficult situation. Allow our team to help you heal safely, and effectively.
Contact us here at Broadview Health Centre today, and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment to get you on the road to recovery in no time. Our patients are our passion. Allow us to help you in every step of your healing journey.