Concussions Symptoms & Treatment in Akron, OH
Understanding What a Concussion Is
A concussion is an injury to the brain that is caused by a blow to the head. This blow to the head leads to jarring of the brain and stretching of neurons, causing the brain to not work properly temporarily.
Symptoms of a Concussion
Though most concussions don’t cause any long-term issues, there are symptoms that last for a few days or weeks, including:
- Memory loss surrounding the event
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
These symptoms may occur immediately, or they make take days to occur. To avoid complications in children, see a doctor within a few days of a child receiving anything more than a light bump.
Diagnosing and Treating Concussions
To properly diagnose a concussion and ensure the damages are not severe, a doctor may perform diagnostic procedures such as a CT Scan or MRI. To treat a concussion, your physician will request that you:
- Rest and gradually return to normal physical activities
- Treat headaches with medication
- If the concussion is severe, cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful to rule out permanent damage.
Consult with one of our specialists today by calling our office if you feel like you have a concussion and would like to schedule a consultation.
Main Office, Akron: (330) 665-4100
Canton: (330) 458-4236