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Questions About Concussion

What is concussion ?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. About 80% of concussions resolve on their own within two weeks, but is some cases the symptoms (headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination problems) can persist.

How are concussions caused ?

Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur without any impact, like a whiplash. These injuries can cause a loss of consciousness, but in about 90% of cases there is no loss of consciousness. Because of this, some people have concussions and don’t realise it!

What happens to your brain during a concussion ?

Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury, which occurs after a blow to the head or even a whiplash. The brain is surrounded by fluid and protective membranes called meninges, which usually cushion the brain. During an impact, the brain is pushed against the inside of the skull and can be bruised.

How can you treat concussion ?

Treatment includes: addressing Neck pain, tailoring an exercise programme specific to your heart rate, and restoring normal eye movement and balance patterns also known as Vestibular and Oculomotor rehabilitation.

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