The Three Biggest Mistakes People with Concussion Headaches You Need to Know About Now!

The Three Biggest Mistakes People with Concussion Headaches You Need to Know About Now!

Do you ever suffer from relentless concussion headaches?

Over 3.8 million concussions occur each year in the U.S during competitive sports and recreational activities, yet many people still don't know how to manage the associated headaches effectively! (Source:

If not addressed by a dedicated and experienced physical therapist, concussion headaches can lead to several adverse outcomes:

  1. Your pain may escalate, making daily tasks unbearable.
  2. Recurrent headaches could become chronic, leading to further health complications.
  3. The cost of treatment could spiral as your condition worsens, increasing financial stress.

However, if you take our expert advice and engage in our proven physical therapy strategies for recovery and pain management, positive changes are on the horizon:

  1. You'll experience significant relief from your headaches, improving your quality of life.
  2. You'll learn effective self-management strategies to prevent future headaches.
  3. You'll save money on expensive medications and avoid potential side-effects.

"I'm tired of seeing people suffer unnecessarily from concussion headaches. Too many believe that medication is the only answer. But I'm here to tell you there's another way - a better way!"

If you've ever wanted to break free from the chains of debilitating concussion headaches, then keep reading. These next three tips might just change your life.

Mistake #1: Ignoring the Pain

Ignoring concussion headaches and hoping they'll vanish on their own is a common misstep. According to Cognitive FX, various factors can influence post-concussion headaches, including the severity of the initial injury, age, and even gender (Source: Cognitive FX). Ignoring these headaches can lead to worsening symptoms and a longer recovery period. Early intervention, which includes accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, is crucial. At OneAccord Physical Therapy, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and providing expert care to help them live with less pain, move freely, and age gracefully, avoiding drugs and surgery wherever possible.

Mistake #2: Relying Solely on Medication

While medication can provide temporary relief, it doesn't address the root cause of your headaches. The Mayo Clinic emphasizes that persistent post-concussive symptoms, such as headaches, require more comprehensive treatment (Source: Mayo Clinic). Over-reliance on medication can also lead to potential side effects and dependency issues. At OneAccord Physical Therapy, we integrate your values and goals into a patient-centered manual therapy approach, providing strategies to improve balance, coordination, and cognitive function, all of which can be affected by a concussion (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy).

Mistake #3: Not Prioritizing Rest

Rest is vital for recovery from concussion headaches. Overexerting yourself can exacerbate your symptoms and prolong your recovery period. The CDC advises that worsening headaches are a danger sign after a concussion, indicating that rest and proper care are essential (Source: CDC). At OneAccord Physical Therapy, we understand the importance of rest, including cognitive rest, meaning limiting activities that require mental concentration. This includes tasks like reading, working on a computer, or even watching TV (Source: Brain Injury Association of America).

Avoiding these common mistakes can lead to a smoother recovery from concussion headaches. With OneAccord Physical Therapy, you get answers, results, and peace of mind. We help people in their 30's, 40's and 50's to get active, to get off medication, and to stay out of the surgeon's office.

By taking proactive steps and making informed decisions, you can improve your health and quality of life, breaking free from the chains of debilitating concussion headaches. As we like to say, "you have drugs, surgery or... US!" Call us today to schedule an initial evaluation at 855-331-7522. 

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