After a concussion, it's vitally important to rest physically, as well as mentally. Nick, a 13-year-old concussion patient, knows firsthand how important mental rest is. After suffering a concussion playing baseball, he spent a few days at home; then tried going back to school. It didn't go well.
“Nick tried to get back to school, and it was a lot of what we call mental or cognitive overload,” recalls Jeffrey Mjaanes M.D., director of the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush University Medical Center.
“I had a test the first day and it made my vision even worse,” Nick shares. “It was really bad. I felt lightheaded, real dizzy, had to go to the nurse and went home that day, and then stayed home the rest of the week, actually.”
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