What are concussions?
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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when a blow or jolt to the head causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull. This sudden movement can lead to temporary dysfunction of brain cells and chemical changes in the brain. Concussions can happen as a result of various situations, including sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, falls, or physical assaults.
Concussions require proper diagnosis, evaluation, and management to ensure the best possible recovery. Rest and avoiding activities that could exacerbate symptoms are often recommended in the initial stages. It is crucial to seek medical attention following a suspected concussion to determine the severity of the injury and receive appropriate guidance for recovery. Recovery times can vary, and gradual return to normal activities, under medical supervision, is typically recommended.
SYMPTOMS of concussions
Concussions can cause a range of symptoms that vary from person to person and may manifest immediately or develop gradually over time. It’s important to recognize the signs of a concussion and seek medical attention if you suspect a head injury. Some common symptoms of concussions include:
- Headache: A persistent or worsening headache is a common symptom of a concussion. It can vary in intensity and may be accompanied by pressure or a feeling of tightness in the head.
- Dizziness: Feeling lightheaded, unsteady, or having a spinning sensation can indicate a concussion. You may experience difficulties with balance or coordination.
- Confusion and memory problems: Concussions can cause confusion, disorientation, and difficulties with memory. You may have trouble recalling recent events, struggle to concentrate, or feel mentally foggy.
- Sensitivity to light and noise: Many individuals with concussions become more sensitive to bright lights and loud sounds. Exposure to these stimuli can exacerbate symptoms and cause discomfort.
- Nausea or vomiting: Some people experience nausea, queasiness, or vomiting following a concussion. These symptoms can occur immediately or develop over time.
- Fatigue and sleep disturbances: Concussions can lead to increased fatigue, feeling excessively tired, and disrupted sleep patterns. You may find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or experience changes in your sleep quality.
microcurrent therapy for concussions
Microcurrent therapy can be a valuable complementary approach to support the recovery process after a concussion. It utilizes low-level electrical currents to stimulate cellular activity and promote healing within the brain. While every concussion is unique, and treatment plans should be tailored to individual needs, microcurrent therapy may offer several potential benefits for concussion recovery: