Ice Your Head for Concussions
While the current level of knowledge about concussions and recovery from them far exceeds what it was even 5 years ago, there is still much to be learned. It is now known that repeated concussions, or even repeated sub-concussive impacts to the head can have serious long-term consequences, but the exact mechanisms of the injury are still not understood. Likewise, why everyone’s recovery from a single concussion is different and how best to recover is still emerging.
What we do know that there is significant evidence that cooling the brain post-injury and during the recovery phase has many positive benefits and a growing number of individuals are finding that icing their head and neck with the Cryohelmet is very effective at managing the common symptoms of a concussion such as headache, nausea, and difficulty sleeping.