A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. It causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can create chemical changes to your brain and can damage your brain cells.
Symptoms can include:
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Feeling dazed, foggy or stunned
- Memory problems
- Slurred speech
- Trouble concentrating
- Irritability or emotional changes
- Vision problems
HOW DIAGNOSIS MANAGEMENT WORKS
After an injury, incorporates a detailed evaluation including follow-up ImPACT® Baseline Concussion Testing and other neuro-cognitive exams and assessments. Diagnostic imaging such as a CT scan or MRI may also be performed to rule out a more serious condition. No athlete should return to play until cleared by a licensed physician comfortable with current concussion management principles.
It is important to know that concussions are not limited to the athletic population and can occur from a motor vehicle accident, trauma or fall. No two injuries are alike, and it is important to seek the appropriate medical care following a concussion to discuss your treatment options.
Our Sports Medicine specialists at Sports & Orthopedic Center have vast experience in diagnosing and managing concussions. Call us at 954-481-9942 or schedule an appointment here