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How do you treat a concussion after a car accident?

According to the 2021 Delaware Annual Traffic Statistical Report, car accidents injure this state’s residents once every 64 minutes. Car accidents can lead to serious injuries depending on vehicles’ sizes and speeds. If an accident causes your head to violently shift, it could cause a concussion. Fortunately, there are ways to treat concussions caused by car crashes.

See a medical professional

Healthcare facilities have skilled people and equipment capable of performing concussion tests. You never want to self-diagnose, especially when it comes to concussions. Plus, a medical specialist can prepare your treatment plan if you have a concussion.


One of the best things to do after a concussion is to take it easy. Medical experts typically recommend near-constant rest during the first few days of a concussion. This means avoiding activities such as driving, working or strenuous exercise. It may also ease your discomfort to avoid bright lights, loud sounds, or repetitive noises.

Treating headaches

Motor vehicle accidents often lead to headaches, especially when crashes cause concussions. The medical professional you see should advise you on whether any medications are suitable to take. Depending on your post-concussion condition, a medical specialist may prescribe medication for nausea or pain.

Returning to normal activities

The good news about concussions is they almost always heal with rest and time. Since each person’s body is different, not everyone recovers from concussions at the same speed. That’s why it’s best to take it slow regarding returning to your life pre-concussion.

A vital factor in concussion recovery involves your age. Recent studies show that those 18 and younger take about a month to recover from concussions. Concussion victims 18 and older typically take two weeks to recover.