A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a jolt to the head, usually occurring as a result of a car accident or sporting injury. A sudden acceleration or deceleration to the head causes your brain to slam into the side of your skull, causing injury. Symptoms typically include headaches, dizziness, loss of balance and nausea or vomiting.
In the event of a concussion, it is important to get plenty of rest since your brain is extremely sensitive and can easily be damaged further. If you continue to experience symptoms after seven to ten days you may be experiencing post-concussion syndrome. This means your brain is having difficulty healing. To help return your brain to its prior level of functioning you will need to get plenty of rest, accommodation at school or work, medication and therapy.
Concussion therapy is available to help you with your concussion recovery.
Therapy is able to treat the secondary conditions associated with post-concussion syndrome, such as vertigo, balance dysfunction and abnormal eye movements. This treatment will also help increase blood flow and nutrients to the brain, helping you recover. You and your doctor will work together to come up with a treatment plan, designed specifically for your symptoms.
Concussion therapy is able to teach you how to protect your brain from future damage in addition to helping decrease secondary symptoms and promote adequate rest during your recovery period.
Call Hebert Medical Group at (337) 550-8530 for more information or to schedule an appointment.