In the last 10 years, the world level of understanding regarding concussions has increased tenfold. While contact sports are still a staple in creating concussions, more and more average people are being checked for concussions following a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or accidental hits to the head.
Contrary to the general belief, you don’t have to hit your head against an object to suffer concussion. Anyone who’s had a concussion knows that healing a concussion is the most boring thing ever. Essentially, you need to avoid overstimulating your brain for a few days or weeks based on medical recommendation and then gradually start introducing things back in.
According to article published by Laurie Ryan and Deborah Warden in International Review of Psychiatry (2003), individuals sustaining mild traumatic brain injuries often report a constellation of physical, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral symptoms referred to as post concussion symptoms. The most commonly reported post concussion symptoms are headache, dizziness, decreased concentration, memory problems, irritability, fatigue, visual disturbances, sensitivity to noise, judgment problems, depression, and anxiety.
Although these symptoms often resolve within one month, in some individuals they can persist from months to years following injury and may even be permanent and cause disability. When this cluster of post concussion symptoms is persistent in nature, it is often called the post concussion syndrome or persistent Post Concussion Symptoms.
Depending on individual presentation, the management of post concussion syndrome may require a team approach involving your primary care physician, neurologist, psychiatrist, and physical therapist that specializes in vestibular rehabilitation.
Personalized care and level of expertise at Therapy Consultants can help navigate your recovery which at times may look confusing or in some difficult cases may appear as if you are already at the end of the road.
Give us a call today at 915-503-1333 for further information. “You Don’t Have To Live With It” Help is available.