Post Concussion Treatment

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that damages brain tissue and upsets the chemical balance of the brain.  When the brain is shaken due to rapid movement such as whiplash or when the head is hit, immediate or delayed changes occur in the brain.  Injury can be temporary or permanent, depending on which area of the brain suffers the injury.

Not all concussions will require treatment. Minor head injury symptoms that clear up in a few days do not generally pose a concern.  When symptoms continue for weeks or more, people should see a specialist.

    Examples of immediate and long-term symptoms of concussion:

    • Headache or migraine
    • Depression
    • Irritability
    • Trouble Focusing
    • Vision changes
    • Hearing changes
    • Sense of smell problems
    • Seizures
    • Personality changes
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Early dementia

    Treatment for concussion-related damage to the brain is advancing.  Concussion clinics are relatively new and the development of treatments is ongoing.  Several active therapies are now available to retrain the brain and rehabilitate zones that are not functioning correctly due to head trauma.

    Six different types of concussions have been identified: anxiety/mood, cervical, post-traumatic migraine, ocular dysfunction, vestibular, and cognitive/fatigue.

    For individuals requiring post concussion treatment, healthcare practitioners are available to assess and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you get better faster and eliminate long-term consequences.



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