What is a Concussion?
A concussion is referred to as a temporary brain injury caused by a jolt, bump or blow to the head. A common concussion can last up to a few weeks or days. However, in a severe concussion, emergency treatment is necessary for the patients. Some people can have longer-lasting problems and consequences in case of concussions.
There two major types of Concussion, acute or chronic. The type of concussion depends on the intensity of the blow or head injury. Some concussions can even cause death if not treated properly or early.
Signs and symptoms of concussion usually appear within a few hours or minutes of a head injury or blow. However, in some cases, the signs and symptoms of concussion occasionally may not be obvious for a few days even weeks. So, proper medical care should be taken in case of a head injury. The signs and symptoms of concussion are usually different in adults and children.
The signs and symptoms of concussion in adults include:
- Feeling or being sick
- Memory Loss
- Unusual behavior
- Feeling stunned
The signs and symptoms of concussion in children include:
- Crying a lot
- Severe change in sleeping and feeding habits
- Loss of interest in playing
Can You Use Kratom for the treatment of Concussion?
For treating Concussion, people use several medications and pharmaceutical drugs like supplements, stimulants, and opiates. However, these drugs have limited application and they have several side effects as well. Some of the medications for Concussion can even cause addiction and dependence on the human body. So, people mostly look for a natural treatment for Concussion.
Several research studies and user’s reports claimed that Kratom may be helpful in the treatment of Concussion and many of its signs and symptoms. This ability of Kratom is basically due to the presence of some active alkaloid compound in it. According to the research studies, almost 25 natural active alkaloids are present in the leaves of Kratom.
Kratom can provide the following major benefits when it is used as the treatment of Concussion:
Headache is the major sign of concussion. It is described as mild to strong pain in the head. There are many opioid receptors present in the brain which are responsible for the pain reception by the CNS (Central Nervous System) of the body as a result of which body feels pain. Kratom has two major active alkaloids compounds called Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Both these compounds are able to bind with opioid receptors in the brain which are responsible for pain production. These compounds block the activity of opioid receptors, hence provide relief from pain or headache.
Kratom is considered 7 times more potent than morphine in terms of pain-relieving properties. It has no significant side effects as well unlike other opioids and drugs. For this reason, Kratom may be a good natural treatment for concussion.
· Kratom energizes the body and avoids dizziness
Some strains of Kratom have a strong ability to energize the body. They can treat dizziness caused by Concussion. Kratom produces relaxation effects throughout the body by avoiding muscle aches and fatigue. It acts as a strong natural stimulant for the body with almost no side effects. A moderate dosage of Kratom can improve mental clarity, focus, stamina, and performance.
Confusion and behavior changes are other two important signs and symptoms of Concussion. Kratom can help in mood-lifting and the alleviation of anxiety/depression. The opioid receptors which are responsible for pain regulation, also responsible for mood and behavior. Kratom can provide relief from anxiety, confusion, or negative behavior changes by interacting with opioid receptors.
Best Kratom Strain for Concussion
Following are some common Kratom strains that are useful for the treatment of Concussion:
· Maeng Da Kratom
Maeng Da Kratom for no doubt is the most famous strain of Kratom which is used for pain relief. It has strong pain-relieving properties and abilities. For this reason, Maeng Da Kratom can be very helpful in the treatment of headaches caused by concussions. Maeng Da Kratom also produces sedative effects which further improve its pain-relieving ability. It is available in different types according to color. Red Maeng Da Kratom is the best among all Maeng Da strains. White Maeng Da can also be used but it has strong sedative effects.
· Indo Kratom
Indo Kratom originates from Indonesia and it has strong pain management abilities. Indo Kratom has a high level of 7-Hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine. People usually chew its leaves or grind them into powder after drying. However, the stimulatory effect is low on Indo Kratom.
· Borneo Kratom
The analgesic effects of Borneo Kratom are just like opioids but without any side effects. Apart from headaches, Borneo Kratom is especially helpful in alleviating pain from bones and joint diseases like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and arthritis. A dosage of 2.0 grams of Borneo Kratom is the best dose for pain relief with slight sedative effects. However, if you want more stronger and high effects, you can increase the dosage but don’t go up to 10 grams.
Kratom can act as a natural treatment for a concussion but consultation with your doctor is very important before using. It is very important to keep in mind that Kratom is not a medically approved treatment of concussion. So, you should use it carefully. It is highly recommended not to use a high dosage of Kratom because it can produce strong sedative effects which are not good for mental coordination.
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