ICE YOUR HEAD!
Therapeutic hypothermia for your brain
You ice every other part of your body after an injury, why not your head?
Right now there is no great treatment for severe or mild traumatic brain injuries. Rest is the only recommended course of action. Evidence is showing that every hit counts – in tackle football, women’s soccer, ice hockey, martial arts, and in non-contact sports. Trauma accumulates over time from repeated impacts. Even the small hits during practice and games contribute.
Our approach uses cold therapy to treat some of the inflammation that occurs with these injuries. The use of cold therapy is a rapidly growing field in medicine called “selective therapeutic hypothermia.”
Migraine sufferers have used ice on their heads for decades, and stroke and cardiac arrest patients are experiencing better outcomes due to Therapeutic Hypothermia treatments.
Evidence indicates that cooling the brain reduces the inflammatory effects that occur from head trauma.
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