Bone & Joint Treats Concussion Seriously

Whether you play football, ride a mountain bike or play baseball, your risk of concussion increases the moment you are active.concussion image

A concussion is more than just a bump on the head. Its long-lasting impact has many people concerned.

All concussions are traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A hard blow to the head or a series of repetitive concussions may cause significant and long-term brain damage. Implementing early, individualized care for someone who has a concussion provides the best outcome.

The Sports Medicine Specialists at the Bone & Joint Center take concussion care seriously. Bone & Joint has developed a state-of-the-art concussion assessment and care program.

The concussion clinic is the first step in concussion assessment. 

The program includes the Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). Used by professional, collegiate and high school athletic programs across the country, the computerized ImPACT exam assists in the diagnosis and management of concussion injuries.

Do you have a concussion?

You fell and hit your head. But you didn’t lose consciousness. Do you have a concussion? You may. In 90 percent of concussion injuries, people do not lose consciousness. But there are physical, intellectual and emotional changes that may signal a concussion.

Physical symptoms

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sleeping too much

Intellectual symptoms

  • Memory problems
  • Feeling hazy, foggy or fuzzy
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty following simple instructions
  • Difficulty concentrating

Emotional symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Overly emotional

Concussions can be challenging to diagnose. Symptoms may not appear right away, but may develop hours or days later.
Young athletes who want to continue to play may not complain about concussion symptoms. It’s important to observe their behavior. If they exhibit any of the symptoms of concussion after a head injury, they should see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

 For more information call Bone & Joint at 800.445.6442 or use our Appointments Page.

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Medford, WI 54451
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Merrill, WI 54452
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Plover, WI 54467
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Wausau, WI 54401
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