There are a number of symptoms associated with concussions, and they include memory loss, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating. In addition, a person may experience pain and/or swelling in the head. If you think that you may have a concussion, you should speak with your physician about it.Concussions usually do not cause permanent damage to the brain; however, a single concussion can cause significant short term and long term damage. The damage is generally caused by a brain injury that results from a blow to the head. A single blow is usually not life-threatening; however, a concussive blow may result in serious injury or death.
Another major symptom of concussions is confusion. Concussed people often become confused and may even be unable to recall events that happened prior to the time of the injury. In addition, they may also suffer from disorientation and memory loss. Other symptoms of concussions include irritability, lack of concentration, irritability, lack of motivation, anger, nervousness, depression, fatigue, and feeling detached.When a person has a suspected concussion, they should have a physical examination and be advised of their symptoms. After the physical exam, a doctor will likely order blood tests and take tests to determine the amount of damage to the brain, as well as the cause. The doctor will likely also order imaging tests such as x-rays, MRI, and CAT scans. The doctor will want to know the type of sport that the athlete plays, as well as whether the athlete is involved in contact sports. He may also want to determine the severity of the injury, as well as the length of time that it took to heal.
When the doctors to determine the cause of concussions, he will prescribe medication and/or physical therapy. Medication and therapy usually consist of either non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) or analgesics. Both of these medications are used to alleviate the pain caused by the concussion, and to reduce the amount of time that it takes for the symptoms to subside. Some of these medications are available over the counter at local drugstores and some are available by prescription only. Physical therapy includes strengthening of the muscles of the neck, back, shoulder, and other areas of the body, and can also help restore strength to the bones that were damaged during the concussion. It helps to reduce the pain and inflammation that are usually caused by concussions. During physical therapy, the doctor may also recommend strengthening of the jaw muscles and rehabilitation of injured nerves.