The Truth About Concussions

The Truth About Concussions.

A concussion is a mild dramatic brain injury (mTBI). Most concussions occur without losing consciousness. The following blog post will outline some more important information on the effects of trauma in the symptoms associated with these injuries.  It is very important that you seek professional care if you are experiencing any degree of the following.

concussionsThe effects of trauma: Concussions can cause vestibular dysfunction.

  • Ongoing dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Blurred vision
  • Imbalance
  • Fatigue
  • Falls

The symptoms:

Thinking

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems

Emotional

  • Irritability
  • Sadness

Physical

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

Sleep

  • More/less than usual

Common causes:

  • Falls – 41%
  • Struck by/against – 15%
  • Traffic accident – 14%
  • Assault – 11%
  • Other – 19%

Next steps:

  1. Stop Sport/ activity – when in doubt, sit it out.
  2. Seek medical evaluation

If you’re suffering from a concussion or post concussion syndrome please give me a call at 502-296-3581. Functional neurology therapies can restore hope where other therapies have failed.

For even more information please check out the concussions page on our website. Here I have explained an expanded upon the topic of mild dramatic brain injuries and their effect on neurological function.