Concussion: What your Brain Needs
Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces, which can be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or indirectly on another body area with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Rest in the early phase of injury, especially in the first 24-48 hours, plays a critical role in recovery. Evidence suggests however that getting physical activity early (after 1-2 initial days of rest) may facilitate a quicker recovery. this can be as simple as a daily walk but as general rule should not further aggravate symptoms.