The Fall sports are well under way, in fact football and soccer are wrapping up. I have seen many teens coming through our clinic with sports related injuries so wanted to spend some time on concussion again.

When a teen has an injury like an ankle sprain, they rest. It is painful to walk around, so they are forced to take a break from play, use ice, ibuprofen, and relax for a few days. Concussions are injury to the brain. Unfortunately, it’s really difficult to take a break from using our mind, but in order for a concussion to heal, rest is exactly what is needed.

In this blog video, Dr. Monique Burton goes over several things you can do to ensure your teen takes the appropriate amount of time needed to heal from concussion.