Each year, thousands of children and teens suffer a concussion — and only about half are sports related. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the brain to shake, and possibly hit the inside of the skull. The shaking and/or hit against the skull may impact the brain’s ability to function and can result in serious side effects. Surprisingly, only 10 percent of children with concussions report “being knocked out”, or loosing consciousness. Some of the symptoms of a concussion can appear immediately after the injury, while others may not show up for several days.
Your child should ALWAYS see a primary care doctor if you think s/he has a concussion. The primary care physician can discuss symptoms and help you create a plan of care. That plan will consist of physical and mental rest. It is important to allow sufficient time for the brain to rest, so that it is able to heal. Your child should stay home from school until the symptoms are significantly improved. You will need to reintroduce mental activity slowly, as your child feels better. Your pediatrician can help guide this gradual process.
However, missing school for any length of time (and not doing homework to stay current) can be a huge set back -not just academically, but emotionally as well. The best way to speed healing of the brain after a concussion is to have your child treated with a course of microcurrent therapy. MicroCurrent Healing and MicroCurrent 4 Kids uses the most advanced microcurrent devices on the market, equipped with technology that seeks out damaged tissue and auto-corrects it’s signal to send the most beneficial and healing current directly to the areas that need it the most. No other treatment can do this! The results are a quicker recovery, less time missed from school, and far fewer concerns about the potential long-term consequences of this type of injury.
Call us to set up an appointment, or for help in locating a microcurrent provider outside of San Diego County… 858-367-9108