Concussion Reporting On The Rise
To understand Concussion Rehabilitation, it’s important to first know what a concussion is and how one occurs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.6 million to 3.8 million people experience concussions during sports and recreational activities every year in the United States. They also recognize this number is potentially higher as many concussions are never reported. Concussion is truly a traumatic brain injury, however, symptoms can often be overlooked.
Effects can be long lasting due to changes in brain tissue and altered chemical balances. Concussions can occur during any type of physical activity when there are a sudden acceleration and deceleration of the brain inside the bony skull. Injury occurs during rapid movement changes, such as whiplash when the head experiences a direct hit.
Concussions can occur at any age from a variety of causes including:
Motor vehicle collisions causing head impact / whiplash
Work accidents such as falls / head trauma
Playground accidents, falling from a slide or swing
Sports injury to the head or neck
Falls, which are the leading cause of concussions
Violent events, such as:
- Physical abuse during which the head is shaken
- Being too close to a blast or explosion
- Direct blow to the head, face, or neck
- Assaults, domestic violence
Concussion can result in physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms causing both short-term and long-term problems. Because of this, every concussion is considered a serious injury needing immediate medical attention by a healthcare provider.
Know the Symptoms
People experience symptoms in different ways, some may exhibit no outward symptoms while others may complain of headaches, blurry vision, neck pain, memory loss, dizziness, balance difficulties, fatigue, in coordination, or problems concentrating.
Techniques for Recovery
Functional Neurologists are highly skilled professionals trained in Clinical Neurology.
Our goal is to share the most up-to-date information available on concussion rehab, which is why we invite you to attend our next event, Brain-body Vitality, on Thursday, September 5th at 5:30 pm MDT at Ketchum Innovation Center.
During this experience, you will learn about the complexity of concussions, causes of concussion, and up-to-date recovery techniques.
This is guaranteed to be incredibly valuable!
Can’t Wait To Share With You On Thursday, September 5th At 5:30 pm MDT!