Don’t Let Concussions
Keep Workers Off the Job
New peer-reviewed article on faster recovery
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CONCUSSIONS ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS
• Concussions are most often caused by falls, objects falling on workers’ heads and car accidents
• Work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for 24% of all TBIs1
• An estimated 5.3 million Americans are living today with disability related to TBIs2
con·cus·sion
/kənˈkəSHən/ NOUN
A type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow or
hit that makes the head and brain move rapidly back and forth. The
sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in
the skull. This can create chemical changes in the brain and
sometimes stretch and damage brain cells.
HOW IS A CONCUSSION TREATED?
After a concussion, doctors typically recommend relative rest. This means limiting
activities that require concentration and physical activity like:
SCREEN TIME
LABOR
DRIVING
Workers ready to get back to work may struggle with the patience and time needed to heal fully.
A TOTAL-BODY SOLUTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR HEALING
Brain injury can leave lasting physical and mental impacts. Problems can be cognitive or physical such as3:
WEAKNESS
MEMORY LOSS
TROUBLE COMMUNICATING

Emotional and mental issues are also a common result of brain injuries, and these challenges can be the hardest to face. Stressors can delay healing and cause re-injury if the person returns to work before they are mentally and physically ready.

READ NEW RESEARCH ON SPEED HEALING FROM A CONCUSSION
• Written by top pros in the field
• Accelerated healing time with cognitive behavioral therapy
• 99% returned to full-time work without restrictions
Concussions don’t have to keep employees away from work.
Partner with Ascellus to provide W-CBT and give injured employees the tools they need to return to work and wellness faster.
To learn about Ascellus’s concussion program, call 1.866.678.2924 or email us at referrals@ascellus.com.
ABOUT ASCELLUS
Ascellus is the leading behavioral health provider focused on helping injured workers restore their physical and emotional wellbeing. By bringing people and technology together, Ascellus delivers customized treatment options through a national network of licensed clinicians, reducing costs for workers' compensation claims and empowering injured workers to return to work sooner.
1. National Library of Medicine. Return to work after work-related traumatic brain injury. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27497471/
2. International Brain Injury Association. Brain Injury Facts. https://www.internationalbrain.org/resources/brain-injury-facts
3. Brain Injury Association of America. Adults & Brain Injury: Returning to Work. https://www.biausa.org/brain-injury/about-brain-injury/adults-what-to-expect/adults-brain-injury-returning-to-work