Concussions and Treaments

January 16th, 2014

These forces cause many chemical changes within the cell as a result of the concussion.  These physiologic alterations make the brain more vulnerable to a second injury or impact. If you are looking for the most cutting-edge concussion program Philadelphia has to offer, look no further than Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.

Concussions are the number one head injury among athletes and it is essential that anyone suffering from a this condition see a concussion doctor. They are most likely to occur in football, boxing, hockey, wrestling, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading and basketball.  Not everyone will experience the same symptoms and individuals may vary in their presentation from one concussion to another.  Concussion doctors divide symptoms into the following categories: somatic, emotionality, cognitive and sleep disturbance. Somatic symptoms include headache, visual problems, dizziness, light and/or noise sensitivity, and nausea/vomiting.  Emotionality issues include sadness, nervousness, irritability, and more emotional than usual.  Cognitive symptoms include attention issues, fogginess, cognitive slowing and attention dysfunction.  Sleeping includes sleeping more or less than normal.  Concussive patients may exhibit symptoms from one category or a combination of one or more of these categories.

If you are suffering from this condition, it is important that you do not take any risks. Visit Rothman's concussion program in Philadelphia, where a concussion doctor will assess your case and ensure that you recover without complications.

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