Is prolonged rest the best medicine for concussion?

January 6, 2015 3:10 PM

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Is prolonged rest the best medicine for concussion?

Concussions account for more than 10% of all sport-related injuries among high school athletes. Over the past 10 years, emergency department visits for sports-related traumatic brain injury have increased by more than 60%.

The majority of these patients, note the authors of the new study - which is published in the journal Pediatrics - were simply instructed to rest following their diagnosis of concussion.

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