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Concussion

Concussion

Concussion
At Health Mantra Physiotherapy Clinic, we provide excellent care. Our goal is to help you to return to your daily activities as soon as possible. Concussion is one of the conditions where each patient has various symptoms like headache, dizziness, etc. It should be treated right away as management and treatment for this treatment in a timely manner is crucial.

What is Concussion?
Concussion is a type of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment after which brain cannot function normally and there inflammatory and other chemical changes occur after an injury.
Concussion happens when there is a sudden movement of your head by jolt or blow which causes the brain to move inside the skull and gets injured. There are some inflammatory changes occur in brain due to injury which cause symptoms like headache, dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, memory issues etc.

What causes Concussion?
It is caused by any direct or indirect force to the head. Sudden jot or blow to the head makes the head move suddenly which causes the brain to hit the skull from inside. Also, there are indirect trauma to head like whiplash injury which causes head to move and stop suddenly which again causes trauma to brain.
It used to be believed that concussion is caused only by direct blow to head like punch on face, fall and hitting on head etc. But, now it is proved that there are other indirect forces like whiplash, fall on the back not hitting head etc. Many times the concussion has been ignored because mechanism of injury does not involve direct blow to head and the symptoms are ignored. At, Health Mantra we assess your symptoms and injury mechanism and address the issue which was ignored.

Motor Vehicle Accident, Sports, Fall, a fight are common causes for the concussion. MVA and Sports are the major causes for the concussion.

What are Sign and Symptoms of Concussion?
Sign and Symptoms of Concussion are very different in each patient. Each patient shows up with different types and combination of symptoms. Even if patient did not have direct trauma to head, patient should be evaluated for the possible indirect injury to brain which could be causing these symptoms.

Most common symptoms for concussion are headache and dizziness. The headache starts after concussion as the brain is trying to heal and there are so many chemical changes are happening. Headache after concussion is highly misjudged with migraine or other regular headache that patient used to get before concussion.

Other symptoms are dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, agitation, anxiety, low mood, stress, memory problems, feeling fatigued and sad, sleep disturbance or sleeping more than usual, nausea, vomiting etc. The symptoms like continuous vomiting, drop attacks, epilepsy, sever change in vision are severe symptoms and it requires to go to emergency department.