June is Brain-Injury Awareness Month!
True or False? Concussions aren’t treatable. FALSE!
Concussions are usually caused by some sort of blow to the head. Whether it be a fall, car accident, or a sport-related injury, individuals of all ages are susceptible to concussions. There are symptoms from concussions that are usually temporary but can have a severe impact on daily activities. This is why it is important to get it treated. Without treatment, the brain may not heal and the symptoms may become worse.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Amnesia (forgetting things)
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Concentration or memory problems
- Double or fuzzy vision
- Feeling sluggish, foggy, or groggy
- Feeling unusually irritable
- Loss of consciousness
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Slowed reaction time
At Legge Health Clinic we have a team in place to help your brain recover. Concussions are very serious and are considered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as it affects brain functioning. All concussions whether mild or serious should be treated.