Comprehensive Concussion Care
A concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common type of brain injury that temporarily disrupts brain function. It happens when your head is jarred by a variety of causes, such as a blow or a fall. Banner Health’s team of doctors, therapists and athletic trainers can help you diagnose, treat and manage a concussion – whether you’re a professional athlete playing at the highest level, or get hurt in a routine fall.
Signs of Concussion
A concussion is a brain injury that temporarily disrupts brain function. Suffering from a concussion does not necessarily mean a loss of consciousness. Signs of concussion include:
- Loss of alertness
Although a concussion may seem minor, any injury to the brain must be taken seriously.
Concussion Support and Education
You’ve probably heard about concussion as it relates to football players. But, did you know, a simple fall can trigger a concussion too? Instead of fearing the worst, though, and thinking you are alone in dealing with the possibility, Banner Health experts can help you understand the basics of concussion, and how to manage it.
We are here to answer your questions and help find the best and safest treatment options.
We have education and support information that should help ease the recovery process.
How To Explain To My Child When To Stop Playing
Have you wondered how to tell your children about concussions? It’s important that they tell someone if they have bumped their head while playing and do not feel OK.
If that ever happens tell your child:
- Don't be afraid to tell someone about it
- Talk to your coach or teammates on the field
- Tell your parents, brother or sister, or a friend