What is it and what are my treatment options?
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is an injury to the brain that occurs when the brain is forcefully moved against the walls of your skull. Concussions can occur during contact sports due to a direct blow to the head or during a sudden impact or accident.
Despite what is commonly believed, many patients who suffer a concussion do not lose consciousness or even feel the effects immediately. Because a concussion can cause bleeding in or around the brain it is important to seek medical attention as soon as a concussion is expected.
Symptoms of a concussion may appear immediately or in the hours after the impact and can include:
- Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Not remembering the impact or traumatic event
- Dizziness or “seeing stars”
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Delayed response to questions
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
How is a Concussion Treated at OrthoNeuro?
Rest is the most important factor in recovering from a concussion and return to sports or activity should never be considered until your OrthoNeuro Neurologists clears you to play. Depending on the severity of your concussion and if you have sustained concussions in the past your OrthoNeuro Neurologist may recommend a shorted school or weekday, activity modification and limiting things that require intense concentration, such as reading or video games.
The Board Certified Neurologists at OrthoNeuro are experts in diagnosing and treating concussions and have extensive training in concussion protocol.
Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Neurological Specialist Today!
- If you have been experiencing the symptoms of a concussion, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Neurologists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
- We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.
- Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.