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CONCUSSION REHAB

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WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

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According to the CDC, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

Medical providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.

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WHEN TO SEEK CARE

According to Mayo Clinic:

You should see a doctor within 1 to 2 days if you or your child experiences a head injury, even if emergency care isn't required.

Seek emergency care for an adult or child who experiences a head injury and signs and symptoms such as:

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  • Repeated vomiting or nausea

  • A loss of consciousness lasting longer than 30 seconds

  • A headache that gets worse over time

  • Fluid or blood draining from the nose or ears

  • Vision or eye disturbances, such as pupils that are bigger than normal (dilated pupils) or pupils of unequal sizes

  • Ringing in the ears that doesn't go away

  • Weakness in the arms or legs

  • Appearing very pale for longer than an hour

  • Changes in behavior

  • Confusion or disorientation, such as difficulty recognizing people or places

  • Slurred speech or other changes in speech

  • Obvious difficulty with mental function or physical coordination

  • Changes in physical coordination, such as stumbling or clumsiness

  • Seizures or convulsions

  • Lasting or recurrent dizziness

  • Symptoms that worsen over time

  • Large head bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead in children, especially in infants under 12 months of age

RECOVERY FROM CONCUSSION

A concussion is an injury to your brain, which makes it extra important to recover properly. Recovery is different for everyone, but we are here to make your recovery easier. 

If you or your child have suffered a concussion, schedule an appointment now!

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