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Concussion Symptoms & Causes
Concussions are usually caused by a jolt or blow to the head.
In fact, concussions are a type of mild traumatic brain injury.
Although some concussion patients can experience a loss of consciousness, most do not.
The symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and only show up days later after the incident. However, one should always concult the advice of a concussion specialist who can assess the severity of a concussion, regardless of the symptoms.
Concussions: A Brief Overview
Our brain has the consistency of gelatin, and it's cushioned from everyday bumps.
A violent jolt can cause it to slide back and hit the inner walls of our skull, causing brain injury for a brief period of time.
Bleeding in the brain can be fatal, so anyone who experiences damage to the brain should get monitored in the hours following the incident.
Potential complications of concussion include, but are not limited to, vertigo, headaches, and post-concussive syndrome, which symptoms persist beyond three months.
At our advanced concussion clinic in Ottawa, we treat patients who struggle to perform basic daily activities as a result of a concussion. If you have experienced brain injury and are no longer able to study, work or focus, you may benefit from our neurological, chiropractic approach.
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Concussion Treatment in Ottawa
Mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions can be complex.
Recovery does not only depend on the severity of the jolt, but also on the rehabilitation process that follows.
When deciding treatment options, the vestibulo-ocular, cervicogenic, and the physiological components need to be considered.
If you are experiencing concussion-related symptoms, make sure you visit our practice so that one of our specialists can assess your injury thoroughly.
Testing for Concussions
To ensure the best outcomes, we first determine the extent of the head injury.
While every concussion is different, the same three components of the brain need to be assessed.
The physiologic component refers to injury at the neuron level, and the symptoms generally involve dizziness, nausea and poor concentration.
Damage to the vestibulo-ocular component affects balance and vision. Patients generally experience double or blurred vision, and struggle to read or track moving objects.
Finally, injury to the cervicogenic component (upper spine) can result in neck pain and headaches.
Concussion Treatment in Ottawa
Depending on your case and symptoms, the specialists at our Ottawa advanced concussion clinic will help get you on your way to recovery through the specialized treatment that suits your brain injury best.
Our therapies include, but are not limited to, vestibular rehabilitation, ear insufflation, non-surgical decompression, and vision and auditory treatment.
At Broadview's advanced concussion clinic in Ottawa, patients count on our years of experience, combined with our advanced equipment and facilities. That's what makes Broadview the right choice in Ottawa.
If you are experiencing concussion symptoms, do not hesitate to contact us. We will work to reach an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment that bolsters your chances for a complete recovery.