Concussion Care Nearby
Banner Health offers concussion care for children and adults, including youth and professional athletes. Our team of specialists can evaluate, treat and help you learn how to manage concussions, including recommendations on how long to stay off the sports field or a physically demanding activity, as your injury heals.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion?
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that can be caused by a fall or a blow to the head or body that hurts the brain’s normal neurological function.
Though no two concussions are alike, some of the most common symptoms are:
- Headache, pressure in head
- Neck pain
- Balance problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Vision changes, double vision, blurred vision
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Numbness or tingling
- Feeling slowed down or in just not right
- Feeling sluggish, fatigued or mentally foggy
- Loss of memory of events before or after head trauma
- Difficulty remembering or concentrating
- Loss of consciousness
The popular belief that a concussion results in loss of consciousness is not accurate. A majority of those who experience a concussion never lose consciousness. Loss of consciousness is also not a factor in determining the severity of a concussion.
At Banner Health, you will have a medical team of specialists right by your side, to help you in the healing process.
At Banner Health, we use advanced technology to help our specialists not just manage, but treat the brain problems that result from a concussion. Depending on the level of treatment needed, the team can include:
- Sports medicine doctors
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Athletic trainers
- Neuro-optometrists, specializing in evaluation and treatment planning for neurological deficits