Concussions, or injuries that change the way the brain operates, have been making headlines over the past few years, and with good reason. Research is revealing the long-term impact of concussions, proving that untreated concussions can cause relatively serious damage to the brain.
As with any other injury, it’s important to seek professional assistance to prevent further injury or debilitation. While the best remedy for concussions is prevention, it’s crucial to learn how to know if you have a concussion—and what to do next if you are experiencing the symptoms.
Headache, nausea, vomiting, and a feeling of pressure in your head are typical signs of a concussion. Concussions are also typically accompanied by dizziness or disorientation. This symptom is typically immediate; however, if it does not wain or resolve after a few minutes, you should seek medical attention to make sure you haven’t suffered a severe concussion.
Others may observe that you are moving and speaking slowly, appear groggy, or are showing unusual personality changes. You may even forget information quickly or fail to remember details about events before and after the injury.
Some key symptoms of a concussion are delayed, so be on the lookout for them in the hours and days following a head trauma:
Regardless of whether a concussion is mild or severe, rehabilitation and recovery from the head trauma can be a long, winding road. At IMPACT Physical Therapy and Sports Recovery, we are dedicated to helping you to return to normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Our concussion rehab specialists will work with you every step of the way. We recognize that no two concussions are the same, and we will examine you and develop a personalized plan of attack to get you back on the right track.
We’re happy to provide further details on how to know if you have a concussion and what to do next if you are experiencing symptoms. Contact us at IMPACT Physical Therapy and Sports Recovery to schedule your consultation and begin your road to recovery today!