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Concussions

Diagnosis and Treatment

Overview
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
Concussions are usually caused by a blow to the head. Violently shaking the head and upper body also can cause concussions.
Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but most do not. It's possible to have a concussion and not realize it.
Concussions are particularly common if you play a contact sport, such as football. Most people usually recover fully after a concussion.

 
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Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Cutting edge Assessment and Treatment

Diagnosis

Your doctor will evaluate your signs and symptoms, review your medical history, and conduct a neurological examination. Signs and symptoms of a concussion may not appear until hours or days after the injury.

Tests your doctor may perform or recommend include:

Neurological examination

After your doctor asks detailed questions about your injury, he or she may perform a neurological examination. This evaluation includes checking your:

  • Vision

  • Hearing

  • Strength and sensation

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Reflexes

Cognitive testing

Your doctor may conduct several tests to evaluate your thinking (cognitive) skills during a neurological examination. Testing may evaluate several factors, including your:

  • Memory

  • Concentration

  • Ability to recall information

Treatment

Treatment will be tailored to each patient's specific case and challenges. A multidisciplinary approach involving our health team will involve education, recommendations and hands on therapies to improve your condition.

At The Spinalmechanics, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care to help you get back to your normal activities as quickly as possible. Reach out today to learn more about our full-service Chiropractic Clinic.