Evidence-based medicine is utilized to assess the severity and progress of injuries and a specific treatment plan is provided for each patient using a variety of clinical tools.
What are some common signs and symptoms of a concussion?
The signs and symptoms of a concussion may appear within minutes or even hours following the injury. While most concussion symptoms can be categorized into four distinct classes, each individual who has sustained a concussion will experience a unique combination of symptoms:
- Balance problems
- Fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, sleep disturbances
- Irritability, heightened emotions, atypical personality changes, mood swings
- Loss of consciousness
- Sensitivity to light
- Slowed reaction times, feeling mentally “foggy,” confusion, problems with memory or concentration
If concussions are properly managed, recovery can occur quickly or over the course of weeks. Physicians on staff are available to evaluate concussions and create a treatment plan that may speed recovery.