By Dr. Craig Sylvester, MD
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur after a blow to the head, such as a fall or a hit during a sporting event.
While concussions can be mild, they can also have serious long-term consequences if not properly diagnosed and treated.
Signature Care Emergency Center is a state-of-the-art emergency department that provides comprehensive and compassionate care for patients experiencing head injuries, including concussions.
One of the most important things to understand about concussions is that the signs and symptoms can be subtle and may not appear immediately after the injury.
Common Symptoms of Concussion
Some common symptoms of a concussion include –
- Memory loss
- Changes in behavior or mood
In some cases, a person with a concussion may also experience a loss of consciousness, although this is not always the case.
It is also important to know that not all concussions are the same. Some people may experience mild symptoms that go away on their own within a few days, while others may experience more serious and long-lasting symptoms that require medical attention.
In some cases, a concussion can lead to serious complications, such as a brain bleed or swelling, which can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
If you or a loved one has experienced a blow to the head, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if the symptoms are mild.
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At Signature Care Emergency Center, our highly trained and experienced staff are equipped to diagnose and treat concussions, including those that may be more serious.
We use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques, including imaging studies and neurological tests, to assess the extent of the injury and determine the best course of treatment.
In conclusion, if you or a loved one has experienced a blow to the head, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion and seek medical attention if necessary.
At Signature Care Emergency Center, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for patients experiencing head injuries, including concussions.
With our state-of-the-art technology and equipment, highly trained staff, and patient-centered environment, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of care if you experience a head injury.
Dr. Craig Sylvester, MD, is an emergency room physician with SignatureCare Emergency Center. He has over 25 years of experience in emergency medicine. He graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 1998.