A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that alters the way the brain functions. While most effects are usually temporary, individuals can experience both physical and cognitive problems after a concussion.
Common symptoms include difficulty with concentration and memory, headaches, and problems with dizziness, balance and coordination.
Concussions may be caused by a blow to the head, but can also occur when the head and upper body are shaken. Some of these injuries can seem subtle but the cumulative effect of multiple minor injuries or sub-concussive brain injuries can be serious.
Our team of specialists treat patients with concussion and post-concussive syndrome, ages 14 and up. Through our Rapid Access Clinic, we diagnose and manage head injuries in concussed workers, Veterans, college athletes and professional athletes from around the region.