Why Ice Your Head to Speed Up Your Recovery Time After a Concussion?

It is well known that applying ice to your aches and pains is beneficial for easing your pain, speeding up your healing time, and aiding in your overall road to recovery after an injury. Cryotherapy, the use of ice or cold in a therapeutic setting, has become one of the most common treatments in medicine. This is especially true when it comes to alleviating pain caused by migraines, headaches, overexertion/physical activity, concussions, cold and flu symptoms, chemotherapy and hangovers.

Someone experiencing a minor head injury (concussion) will typically experience migraines and headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination, amongst other things like dizziness and nausea. The only way to recover after a mild head injury is to get a lot of rest and relaxation while finding a way to relieve the pain.

Icing your head and neck immediately after a concussion alleviates some of the most common symptoms of a concussion, including headache, nausea, and sleeping troubles. Ice can also be used to treat post-concussion migraines and headaches and any minor bruising of the head. Research is also being done to show that icing your head can help minimize the likelihood of experiencing long-term damage after one too many concussions.

Beyond mild concussions, some hospitals are using something called “selective hypothermia” with their patients in an effort to help minimize the likelihood of an unconscious patient waking up with brain damage after a heart attack or stroke.

What Is the Best Way to Apply Ice to Your Headache?

Try an Icekap! It uses a combination of cryotherapy* and pressure therapy to provide an effective, natural pain reliever. The Icekap has a total of 5 soft medical grade gel packs that cover the temporal, occipital, crown and perietal areas of the head and neck for maximum therapeutic coverage. The soft medical grade gels provide soothing cold therapy for up to two hours and can be used warm or cold. The Icekap also has a built in adjustable compression band to provide a soothing pressure to key areas of the head.

Additional Features of the Icekap

  • Medical grade gels remain soft when frozen
  • Can be used hot or cold
  • Soft and stretchy fleecy inner material makes Icekap comfortable to wear
  • Provides fast, effective, all-natural relief for a variety of ailments
  • Adjustable tension band for compression
  • High-quality, extremely durable, machine-washable material
  • Affordable and reusable
  • Suitable for any age
  • Suitable for wearing in public
  • No more bulky ice or heating packs 
  • Icekap stays cool or hot for up to two hours

So far, there is no research or data out there to indicate that there is any harm in applying ice to the head. However, before doing so, you should talk to a medical professional to find out if cold therapy is right for you.

The Icekap makes it easy and comfortable to ice your head. To learn how the Icekap is helping others, please see our testimonials https://www.icekap.ca/pages/testimonials page as well as check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Icekapheadacheandmigrainetherapy/.

* Cryotherapy is the general use of cold temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part. The use of cold therapy (cryotherapy) is believed to cause the swollen blood vessels to constrict, thus reducing the pressure causing the pain.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that Icekap Therapeutics Inc. https://www.icekap.ca/ is not intended to replace medical advice given by a professional medical practitioner. All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Please consult doctor for use with children.

Icekap 2.0 Size Chart

LOOSELY measure the LARGEST circumference of your head to determine size. Move up in size if on the half inch measure or if less compression is desired.

SMALL – Up to 20'' circumference for children
MEDIUM – Up to 21″ circumference for children and smaller adults
LARGE – Up to 22'' circumference 
X-LARGE – Up to 23″ circumference
XX-Large- Up to 24'' circumference 


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