How did my concussion occur?
Concussions are caused by trauma to the head. However, this does not mean the direct point of impact has to be the head. Because an impact anywhere on the body or a sudden deceleration/acceleration can cause brain injury. As a result of this, Concussion symptoms range from a headache and blurred vision to nausea and personality changes. Concussions can occur after an injury from sports, a car accident, fall, or other head trauma. Do not let the common myths surrounding concussion treatment fool you into not getting timely care.
All concussions should be assessed by a medical professional regardless of symptom severity. For instance, at Williams Integracare, concussion services include education, consultation, baseline testing, and rehabilitation. ImPACT testing (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is conducted as part of the baseline test to determine visual and balance competencies. Because ImPACT is the industry leader in concussion management, you know you are getting the best possible treatment for your concussion at Integracare.
If you have an athlete in your family, considering testing before their season starts. This will allow you to establish a baseline so that if you would be to suffer an injury later on then evaluating your injury will be easier.
What to Look For:
- Headache or pressure
- Blurred or double vision
- Loss of balance
- Memory loss
- Ear ringing
- Difficulty concentrating
- Inaccurate or inability of comprehension
- Sensitivity to bright lights and loud sounds
Concussion Warning Signs That Require Immediate Attention:
- Difficulty speaking, walking, or moving arms
- Stiff neck
- Severe headache
- Uncontrollable vomiting
- Worsening confusion
Nearly four million concussions occur each year. While common, concussions should not be dismissed nor should their symptoms be ignored. Williams Integracare Clinic specializes in concussion treatment and recovery because we know how important it is to your health. Additionally, we have a credentialed ImPACT consultant on staff in Dr. Mark Halstrom.
Williams Integracare Clinic offers a full spectrum of concussion rehabilitation services. Additionally, we have integrated healthcare featuring chiropractic, family practice, and physical therapy. With our centralized platform, we ensure concussion patients achieve their best recovery sooner with continuity of care and unrivaled communication.