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Post-concussive treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur each year in the U.S. Other causes include car and bicycle accidents, work-related injuries, falls, and fighting. Some estimates say a mild brain trauma is sustained every 21 seconds in the U.S. Bay Area Medical Center has a team of physical therapists and athletic trainers specially trained to evaluate patient risk factors and create a customized program for improved recovery following a post-concussive event.

Post-concussive syndrome is typically associated with a head injury. The injury may be categorized as a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury where medical problems can persist weeks to months after the event. Though you may have a visible cut or bruise on your head, you can't actually see a concussion. Signs may not appear for days or weeks after the injury. Some symptoms last for just seconds; others may linger.

There are some common physical, mental and emotional symptoms a person may display following a concussion. Any of these could be a sign of traumatic brain injury:

  • Balance problems or dizziness.
  • Behavior or personality changes.  
  • Blurred vision.
  • Clumsiness.    
  • Concentration difficulties.  
  • Confusion or feeling dazed.    
  • Headache.   
  • Nausea or vomiting.    
  • Memory loss.   
  • Sensitivity to light.    
  • Sensitivity to noise.    
  • Slurred speech. 

Benefits of post-concussive treatment:

  • Address secondary symptoms of depression/anxiety.
  • Diminish severity of symptoms.    
  • Enhance ability to return to work/school.      
  • Improve quality of life.
  • Promote prior level of activity.      

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