The detection of concussions and prevention of further head injuries is one of the most important factors in the management of sports teams and players, especially since an early return to play resulting in a second head injury could result in much worse complications. Concussions are not as observable as a laceration, since there usually aren’t visible abrasions when dealing with head injuries. However, there are a number of symptoms that indicate one might be concussed. Knowing these indications is key when dealing with young adults playing sports, even non-contact sports.
Before beginning the sporting season, players should get specially tested from a physician to ensure that one isn’t showing signs of a concussion, and to establish a model which further testing can be based upon. This is known as baseline testing. Baseline testing is a series of specially designed tests that set a benchmark for further testing in the event of a head injury. With baseline testing, patients are compared against their original test standards, helping prevent a premature return to play.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, usually following a blow to the head, a fall, or other accident where the brain is jarred and shaken in the head. While there could be bruising or cuts from the incident, there may be no abrasions or obvious physical signs that a concussion has occurred. This is one of the many reasons why knowing concussion symptoms is vitally important.Learn more
Baseline testing is a pre-season concussion management system that helps in the detection of traumatic head injury and to establish when the athlete can return to play. This is accomplished through a series of physical, mental and problem-solving tests that help establish criteria that later tests can be compared against.Learn more
Here we've included some of the most common questions regarding concussions. If you still have questions after going browsing this page, please don't hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to help with any further questions or concerns.Learn more
After one endures a concussion, one’s physician will recommend a treatment plan that will likely include light painkillers and rest for a week or so after receiving a head injury. You will most definitely be recommended to stay off the field or court and to avoid most physical activity while recovering.Learn more