Concussions in Delaware

How Are Consussions Caused?

concussion delawareConcussions are caused when there is a blow to the head or as a result to abnormal and serious shaking of the head. Concussions are common in sporting event, car accidents, work accidents, and children playing.

Concussions are very tricky and very dangerous for anyone to have. There are times that you might have a concussion and not even know it, and other times when you know that something is not right, but do know that something is wrong. Of course there are other who suffer from chronic concussion and know the exact symptoms. Either way, it should not go with out treatment and proper precautions.

Here are some clear signs of a concussion that you or someone else may experience or observe:

Signs Reported by Patient
Headache Nausea Balance problems
Dizziness Double Vision Fuzzy Vision
Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to noise Sluggish
Problems sleeping Memory problems Concentration problems
Signs Observed by Others
Dazed Stunned Forgets directions
Disoriented Time lapse Confused
Moves Clumsily Answers slowly Rambles words
Personality Change Lost Consciousness Forgets Events
Forgets Time/Date Mumbles Sleeping problems

 

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Concussions should be handled very carefully due to their serious nature and the long term consequences that may come the injury. If you suffer from chronic concussions you should see a specialist to go over what you can to stop and avoid having them in the future. If you are suffering from a concussion or know someone who is, please call us immediately to set up an appointment so that we can help you with your concussion and get you back to feeling yourself again. Until recently we haven’t truly understood the seriousness of a concussion.

Concussions are caused when there is a blow to the head or as a result to abnormal and serious shaking of the head. Concussions are common in sporting event, car accidents, work accidents, and children playing. Did you know that less than 40% of all high schools have athletic trainers. Dr. Bruce Grossinger is the medical director for the National Sports Concussion Program of the National High School Coaches Association. Grossinger Neuropain Specialist is constantly updating there treatment of concussions. Delaware concussions and Pennsylvania concussion are our primary concerns.

Concussions are very tricky and very dangerous for anyone to have. There are times that you might have a concussion and not even know it, and other times when you know that something is not right, but do know that something is wrong. Of course there are others who suffer from chronic concussion and know the exact symptoms. Either way, it should not go without treatment and proper precautions. Unfortunately everyday things we do can irritate concussion symptoms. (e.g. smartphones, Ipods/MP3, computers/tablets, loud populated areas, etc)

Here are some clear signs of a concussion that you or someone else may experience or observe:

headaches nausea vomiting balance problems dizziness
lightheadedness fatigue trouble falling asleep sleeping more then usual sleeping less then usual
drowsiness sensitivity to light sensitivity to noise irritability sadness
nervousness/ Anxious, feeling more emotional numbness/ tingling feeling slowed down feeling like in a “fog” difficulty concentrating
difficulty remembering visual problems

 

Concussions should be handled very carefully due to their serious nature and the long term consequences. The sooner a concussion can be treated the better chances for recovery, especially in children and young adults. If you suffer from chronic concussions you should see a specialist to go over what you can to stop and avoid having them in the future. If you are suffering from a concussion or know someone who is, please call us or request an appointment immediately to set up an appointment so that we can help you with your concussion and get you back to feeling yourself again. We treat concussions in our Pennsylvania and Delaware offices.

Here are other types of concussions:

Post-concussion Syndrome – Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome develop 4-6 weeks after a concussion, and may include headaches, difficulty concentrating, poor school performance, depression, balance difficulties, and dizziness that can last for several months or more after the initial injury. Known risk factors for the development of post-concussion syndrome are history of migraine headaches, underlying psychiatric problems, and unresolved prior concussion.

Second Impact Syndrome – This condition occurs when head trauma occurs before a prior head injury is fully resolved. It is a rare complication of concussion, but the occurrence can be devastating. It can lead to rapid brain swelling, permanent brain damage, and even death.

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