Concussion refers to a traumatic event which have led to transient symptomatic injury to the brain. Concussion may lead to symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness, transient memory loss, balance and others. This will result from injury in which forces of sudden acceleration and deceleration has been transmitted to the head. This will lead into the impact of the brain against the inside of the skull leading to micro-injury of the nerve cells.
Examination of concussion will aim to rule out a more serious injury like internal bleeding or cervical spine injury. In addition, your physiotherapist will perform a full examination including history and presenting signs and evaluate the degree of injury.
The clinician will be monitoring your symptoms as well as gradually increasing your level of activity, until the previous level of activity has been achieved. Protective muscle strengthening and stability may be used to allow for optimal functioning of the neck surrounding muscles. Return to sport varies between age and symptoms.
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