The top 5 ways to heal from a concussion
With a concussion, you’re often in a constant state of shock and disorientation, said Dr. Jeffrey Pendergrast, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of “What You Need to Know About Concussion.”
It’s like a physical manifestation of what’s going on in your head.
“When you’re in a brain injury, your brain is going to react to what’s happening in your body in a very different way than when you’re not injured,” Pendergast said.
“The same thing happens when you have a concussion.
The brain reacts differently than the body does.
The same thing will happen to your brain.”
For instance, the way the brain interprets signals from the brain’s own nervous system can cause your brain to lose the ability to think and plan.
When your head is spinning in circles, your eyes are in a “double-blind” condition, and you have no idea what you’re seeing or what you are experiencing, Pendergent said.
The results can be disorienting, as the brain tries to figure out what you see and feel.
“That can be very disorientating,” he said.
But when you learn how to control your thoughts and your brain, the concussion can be eased and you can get back to thinking clearly.
You can learn how by practicing visualization, breathing exercises and meditation, Penderson said.
If you have an injury that prevents you from practicing any of those activities, you should consider the following: Use a visual or tactile guide.
This helps your brain stay focused on your task and keep it organized.
Breathe in deeply, slowly, as you visualize a movement that’s familiar to you.
Hold your breath and try to visualize it.
If your brain has trouble following the visualization, try focusing on the movement in a different way.