Concussions are brain injuries that can occur when someone sustains a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. These injuries trigger a pathological neurochemical reaction in the brain and a
shearing/twisting of the neuronal pathways(think of these as brain communication highways that carry out all of the brain’s functions).
This phenomenon then can cause symptoms can range from mild to complete incapacitation. (See blog for more on concussion facts and pathophysiology)
Symptoms can include:
- Cognitive Difficulties
- Vision Problems (blurriness, double vision, reading problems)
- Brain Fog
- Light/Sound Sensitivity
- Mood disturbances (Depression, Anxiety)
- Sensory Overload
Although the majority of symptoms from concussions typically subside in one to four weeks, 20% of cases have symptoms that persist for month or even years. Research has shown that the earlier the proper intervention is provided the better outcomes for concussion sufferers. Our office specializes in diagnosing and treating concussions sustained recently or even years out.
The brain’s amazing ability to heal through the process of neuroplasticity allows us to help people who may have sustained a concussion years in the past and are still experiencing symptoms. See our blog for more concussion information, and reach out to us for a consultation if you have sustained a concussion and/or are experiencing symptoms. We would love to help you.
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