Think it’s a concussion? Don’t wait

Norton Sports Health neurologist discusses concussion myths and symptoms.

 

During any type of physical or recreational activity, there is a risk for injury, especially if the activity is a sport that involves contact.

One of the most common sports-related injuries is concussion, which can result when the brain is jarred or shaken inside the skull after intense impact. If a head injury has left you or your child feeling confused, disoriented or less alert, it is important to seek medical attention right away.

A concussion may not necessarily cause unconsciousness, so the following symptoms also should be taken seriously: unusual anxiousness, irritability and drowsiness after a blow to the head.

For some people, concussion symptoms may subside after only a few hours. For others, it may take several weeks or months to return to their ”normal.” If symptoms persist, however, it is important to call your physician.

Tad Seifert, M.D., neurologist, discusses concussion myths and symptoms to be aware of if you think you or a loved one may have suffered from one.


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