As long as symptoms are present, avoid sports activities, operating machines, being overly active, doing physical labor. Ask your doctor when you can return to your activities.
If you participate in sports, a doctor will need to check you before go back to playing.
Make sure friends, co-workers, and family members know about your recent injury.
Let your family, co-workers, and friends know that you may be more tired, withdrawn, easily upset, or confused. Also tell them that you, may have a hard time with tasks that require remembering or concentrating, and may have mild headaches and less tolerance for noise.
Consider asking for more breaks when you return to work.
Talk with your employer about:
- Reducing your workload for a while
- Not doing activities that may place others in danger
- Timing of important projects
- Allowing rest times during the day
- Having extra time to complete projects
- Having others check your work
A doctor should tell you when you can:
- Do heavy labor or operate machines
- Play contact sports, such as football, hockey, and soccer
- Ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or off-road vehicle
- Drive a car
- Ski, snowboard, skate, skateboard, or do gymnastics or martial arts
- Participate in any activity where there is a risk of hitting your head or jolt to the head