Concussions refer to a very specific type of brain injury or trauma that is usually fascilitated by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions also sometimes occur due to a fall or impact which causes the head to move very quickly in a back and forth motion, which forces your brain to hit the sides of the skull. While concussions are sometimes described as “mild” brain injuries, this is only because they are typically non fatal. The effects of a concussion, however, can be quite serious.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year ER’s around the country get over 2.5 million visits related to concussions or traumatic brain injuries. The leading causes of these concussions are car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, as well as falls, being struck by an object, or sports-related injuries.
Most people suffering from concussions make full recoveries. That being said, it is common for those suffering from concussions to have symptoms that can last for days, weeks, or even months. For some people, however, symptoms can last even longer. Some of these symptoms appear right away, others may not even arise for months after the injury. This is dangerous because, though you may think you are fine to return to your daily routine, tan increase in stress can bring out a serious symptom that will stand in your way.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been suffering from a concussion, especially as a result of an auto accident or personal injury, please contact any of our centers or use the contact form on our website. The medical professionals at CEDA Orthopedics and Interventional Medicine will make sure to devise a specialized recovery plan that is right for you to get you back to your former self in no time.