What is a Concussion?
Anytime a person experiences direct force to the head or neck, there is risk of a concussion. A concussion is a brain injury that results in chemical changes within the brain’s cells. During the duration of a concussion, the brain is more susceptible to further injury and the injured individual should seek out expert medical advice and care immediately.
Somatic Symptoms - nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light, headaches, vision problems
Emotional Symptoms - anxiety, irritability, sadness or general inability to control emotions
Cognitive Symptoms - slow response rate, trouble focusing, inability to process information well
Sleeping Symptoms - disturbance of your regular patterns of rest (wanting to sleep more or less than usual)
If you have experienced one or more of these symptoms, you may have a concussion and need to seek medical care. If you’re looking for the best concussion program in south Jersey
, look no further. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has the specialists you’re looking for.
While concussions are most often associated with contact sports like football, hockey and soccer, they can occur any time the head is exposed to impact or trauma. So don’t take risks or assume you’re fine after a head injury. Call Rothman Orthopaedic Institute today.