Concussions are serious injuries caused by any force to the head. Direct impact to the chest, neck or face can also cause concussions because force can be transmitted to the head via these areas. The force can cause chemical changes in cells of the brain that can in turn result in physiologic alterations. Symptoms of concussions vary from patient to patient and therefore, it is imperative that in the case of impact to the head or neck, the patient be seen and treated for a concussion as soon as possible. The best concussion program in South Jersey is run by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Our top-ranked doctors have provided quality treatment for concussion patients of all ages for years and are ready to see you should the need arise.
- Cognitive symptoms include the inability to focus, attention dysfunction, slower thinking, and confusion.
- Somatic symptoms include visual impairment, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, light and noise sensitivity and headaches.
- Emotional symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, depression and inability to control emotions.
- Sleep disturbance symptoms include changes in sleep schedules, inability to stay asleep, sleeping more than normal, and inability to fall asleep.