Concussions are one of the most common yet least serious types of traumatic brain injury. A concussion occurs when there is a direct blow to the head or when the upper body and head is violently shaken. Effects of concussion are usually temporary and may include issues with memory, balance, coordination and headaches. Some people are not aware that they have suffered from concussions as most do not incur any loss of consciousness. Treating concussions require the patient to have adequate rest and this condition needs time to heal completely.
Signs and symptoms
- Difficulties balancing
- Difficulties concentrating
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Delay response
- Ringing in the ear
- Loss of memory
- Temporary loss of consciousness
Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.
Rest is the best cure for your brain to recover from a concussion. It is vital that you avoid vigorous activities and limiting activities that require deep mental concentration such as reading, texting or video games. Should there be persistent symptoms, it is advised that one should visit a medical professional for a detailed evaluation.
Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler – Experts You Can Trust for Concussion Treatment
Concussions may seem like a common condition to most, but prevention is better than cure. It is encouraged to be on the safe side, should you experience any concussion. Let Northern Neurology Specialties and Dr. Bressler do a thorough physical examination to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Call us or visit us in person to consult with a specialist today.