According to the CDC, “experts estimate 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related TBI’s occur each year in the U.S.” TBI is short for traumatic brain injuries, these are considered if there was “a bump or blow to the head that disrupts the way the brain normally works.” A concussion is considered a type of TBI. Campaigns and research tend to target sports-related injuries only, but concussions can happen to anyone regardless of their age.
Symptoms of a concussion can include but are not limited to: nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, fatigue, ringing in the ears, problems sleeping, and headaches.
Witnesses could expect to find a concussed person with these signs or symptoms: slurred speech, dazed/confused, delay in answering questions, and forgetfulness. Someone could expect these symptoms to occur right away or they may take several hours to appear. These can also change days later or get worse as the brain becomes stressed.
To diagnose a concussion, your doctor may order an MRI or CT scan to rule out any bruising or bleeding in the brain. Another way to diagnose signs is a cognitive test called “The imPACT Test.” This test checks your reaction time, brain processing speed, and visual/verbal memory.
Recovery from a concussion can happen quickly and fully in most cases. For other cases some symptoms can last days, weeks, or even months. The groups of people that could experience a longer recovery time include; older adults, young children, and teens. People who have experienced a concussion before are at risk for having a longer recovery if they have another one.
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Learn more about how Midwest Pain Solutions can help relieve symptoms of a concussion by calling (920) 569-2350. We offer no-cost consultations where you can sit down and talk with Dr. Jackson Draeger.
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