January 7, 2014
Naomi Brown, MDImmediately after a concussion, physicians recommend complete cognitive (thinking, processing) rest to help reduce a child's symptoms. A new study published in Pediatrics, supports the use of cognitive rest for treating concussion and shows that it helps speed recovery. Study author Dr. Naomi Brown, from the Division of Orthopedics at CHOP, discusses this important research in this article in The Atlantic.
To learn more about the implications of the study, read this Research in Action blog post: http://injury.research.chop.edu/blog/posts/empirical-evidence-supports-cognitive-rest-after-concussion#.UswnwxZSZOY.