Concussion

MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine

Family Medicine & Mental Health located in Colleyville, TX

A concussion is a brain injury that can cause serious problems like memory lapses, confusion, and coordination issues. Although concussions usually heal without a problem, having an experienced concussion care professional monitoring your health is extremely important as you recover. At MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine in Colleyville, Texas, concussion care experts are ready to help you recover and reach your optimal health, so book online or by phone today.

Concussion Q & A

What are concussions?

Concussions are brain injuries that happen after a blow to your head or after your head hits something forcefully. A concussion can interfere with brain function.

Concussions are usually considered a sports injury because they often happen to athletes during contact sports, but you can suffer a concussion anytime. Auto accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, and most other accidents can also result in a concussion.

Usually, concussions go away naturally in time. But, there can sometimes be more serious lasting consequences. Even though most concussions aren't serious, it's very important that you get closely monitored after any head blow to make sure you don't take any chances with your health.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

Although concussions don't always cause symptoms, you may experience some or all of the following.

  • Memory lapses
  • Concentration problems
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light and noise

If you're observing someone else, you should watch for slurred speech, coordination problems, and increasing confusion, things they may not be aware of.

Every case is different, so recognizing a concussion can be challenging. That's why it's so important to get evaluated by a medical professional.

How does concussion diagnosis work?

Your MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine care provider will evaluate you during a physical exam, as well as discussing your symptoms with you.

Neurocognitive testing can help your doctor identify your specific concussion issues so they can better customize your treatment. Sometimes, particularly if concussion symptoms linger, your doctor may also recommend a CT scan or MRI to aid in diagnosis.

How are concussions treated?

Concussion treatment is highly customized. Generally, rest is the most important part of concussion recovery. This may include shorter workdays, delaying return to full activity, or other measures that allow your brain time to heal.

Depending on your injury, your care provider may also use solutions like osteopathic manipulative treatment, which can break apart scar tissue from collision injuries and may speed up your recovery.

During your recovery, your MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine care provider will also teach you precautions that may help you avoid future concussions.

Click the online scheduler anytime or call MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine to get concussion help from an expert right away.