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Recovering from a concussion can be complex. We will help you through the best treatments for your symptoms and help with return to activities!
A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a hit to the body that causes your brain to move rapidly. Concussions affect the functioning of your brain and result in the symptoms listed below. Our health care providers are here to diagnose and treat your concussions.
Concussion Diagnosis and Assessment
Baseline Concussion Testing for Teams
Symptoms of Concussions
ConfusionLoss of consciousness
Sensitivity to light/noise
Double or blurry vision
Feeling tired or drowsy
Changes in sleep pattern
Troubles concentrating or understanding
Depression or sadness
Being more irritable, nervous or anxious
Difficulty paying attention or forgetfulness
When to Seek Treatment
Get an Assessment Right Away
Seeing our Nurse Practitioner to diagnose your concussion should happen right after experiencing a head injury.
Return to Play and Medical Clearance
If diagnosis was done at the ER or elsewhere, our Nurse Practitioner is also able to confirm medical clearance following a concussion or confirm Return to Play for those in sports or activities. Our Chiropractor and Physiotherapist are here to treat the symptoms you experience from concussion (vertigo, headaches, neck pain, balance issues etc.).
Treatment for a Concussion
Treatment should start as soon as you have a diagnosis of a concussion, recovery from a concussion can be challenging and we are here to help you through it as quick as possible!
Symptoms of concussion can appear right after a head injury, they may be subtle or severe and some symptoms may appear hours or days later. Seeking treatment following a head injury can help control the symptoms and help in a quicker recovery.
If you suspect a head injury or concussion it is imperative to seek medical attention prior to returning to sports or strenuous activities as a second concussion before the first concussion is fully healed can cause second impact syndrome which can increase the chances of severe brain swelling.
Following the diagnosis of a concussion, post concussion syndrome causes you to experience symptoms of concussion for weeks or months.
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