A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by an acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull.
This is usually following a significant impact to the head or somewhere else on the body. The impact causes a biomechanical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in a reduction in blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain.
Signs that might indicate someone has concussion include:
- lying motionless
- getting up slowly after being hit on the head
- being disorientated or confused
- having trouble balancing
- looking blank or vacant
- having an injury to the face or head
People who have concussion may have:
- nausea or vomiting
- problems with balance
- problems with attention
- sensitivity to noise and light
- brief convulsions
- temporary memory loss
- blurred vision
- being more emotional, anxious or sad
If you have had concussion, it is important to see a medical professional. Here you will be advised on the safest and most correct steps to take moving forward.
Most people recover fully within 2-4 weeks. Some people have symptoms for longer.
If you believe this relates to you, don’t hesitate to book now with one of our physiotherapists.