A concussion, the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), is often associated with a bump to the head or a whiplash injury. A concussion can lead to cognitive symptoms such as headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sleepiness, sensitivity to light and noise, ringing in the ears, and severe fatigue. Someone suffering from a concussion may even experience irritability and personality changes.
Most people fully recover after a concussion, but improvement time depends on how severe their concussion was, their age, overall health, and their steps taken for recovery after the injury. With a concussion, it can feel like your life has been turned upside down but recognizing how beneficial therapy and treatment can be is the first step in the direction of recovery. With time and effort, you may notice changes in your cognition, perception, and memory, as well as in emotional and physical functioning.
A professional will need to ensure that there is no bruising or bleeding in your brain. They may also want to perform neuropsychological or neurocognitive tests to check your memory skills, ability to concentrate, and problem-solving skills. These tests help identify the impact a concussion may have had on the brain.
If you have recovered from a concussion, seek appropriate medical attention to avoid risking another one. People who have had repeated concussions may suffer from serious long-term problems, such as chronic difficulty concentrating, memory issues, headaches, and disorientation. If a second concussion is sustained before a previous one heals, exacerbation of symptoms can occur.
Who can benefit:
Synapse: Human Performance Centers offers advanced technology and innovative solutions for those who have suffered from a concussion. Athletes might consider participating in a baseline assessment prior to suffering from any concussions. This assessment provides professionals with the information needed to help determine the before and after effects of a concussion. Additional treatment options offered at Synapse include post-stroke and post-concussion rehabilitation, baseline testing and performance enhancement for athletes, cognitive enhancements for global business needs, and much more.