Concussions are common sports injuries, especially if you play contact sports like football or hockey. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD, Adam Thompson, DO, and their exceptional team offer concussion treatment to help you recover properly and avoid further head injuries. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.
Concussions also referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can occur after hitting your head. Even if you’re wearing a protective helmet, brain injuries can still happen due to a severe blow to the head.
Other possible causes of concussions include falls, car accidents, falling off a bike, and abuse. They range in severity from mild to severe and debating. See the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team at the first sign of a head injury to take advantage of concussion treatment.
The hallmark signs of concussions include:
You might also experience irritability, trouble concentrating, light or noise sensitivity, difficulty sleeping, taste and smell abnormalities, or depression because of concussions.
The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team completes various diagnostic tests to evaluate you for a concussion. They complete physical and neurological exams to assess your balance, vision, hearing, strength, coordination, reflexes, and sensation.
Your sports medicine specialist also asks questions regarding your concentration, memory, and ability to recall information.
You may need a CT scan or an MRI to evaluate your brain’s health after a concussion. In severe cases, it’s a good idea to be observed in a hospital overnight. Keep an eye on your symptoms and report any new or worsening symptoms to your sports medicine provider.
The standard treatment for concussions is resting from physical activity. You might also have to take time off from school, reading, doing homework, or using electronics while your brain heals.
The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team offers baseline concussion testing, post-injury ImPACT® testing, and post-concussion management for athletes and other people who have suffered concussions.
Your A+ Athlete Sports Medicine provider monitors your recovery to make sure it’s going well. They let you know when it’s safe to participate in physical activity and cognitive stimulation and which activities are allowed to ensure your brain heals properly.
To get screened or treated for concussions, schedule an appointment at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine by phone or online today.