What Is a Concussion?
According to the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (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.
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms generally show up soon after the injury. However, you
may not know how serious the injury is at first and some symptoms may
not show up for hours or days. Most people with a concussion recover well
from symptoms experienced at the time of the injury. But for some people,
symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer.
If any of the following present themselves after a blow to the head, please
consult a health-care professional as soon as possible:
Nausea or vomiting
Unusual sleeping habits
Sensitivity to noise or light
More Info On Concussions
Specialized Approach to Concussion
Dr. Vikram Sodhi and Dr. Jason Matthews lead a team approach in the initial
evaluation and treatment for concussion and post-concussion syndrome for
patients of all ages.
- Concussion Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Assessment, and Management
- Easy appointments
- Treatment and Rehab
- Board Eligible and Certified physicians trained in the management and treatment
of sports-related concussions
- Return to Play medical clearance