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What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), which is the result of your head and brain rapidly shaking back and forth after a harsh impact. Although they are not life-threatening, concussions affect your brain function and can cause great discomfort and pain for roughly 14 days - sometimes more, sometimes less. Concussions recovery times are different for every individual, but what matters most is always the first 72 hours of a concussion (the acute phase). Be sure to check out our resource for more on concussion recovery.
What are the Symptoms of a Concussion?
The symptoms of a concussion will be different for everyone, largely varying on how severe the impact was, and more about the person themselves. Some common symptoms of concussions include:
- Dizziness or imbalance
- Blurred vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, noise or both
- Mental fatigue
- Ear ringing
- Slurred speech
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When Should You See a Neurologist?
After having received a head injury, it’s important that you assess your situation and find out which symptoms you are experiencing. In the event that your concussion is moderate or severe, you might be experiencing other symptoms, in which case you should seek medical attention immediately. These moderate and severe symptoms can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe headache
- Arm or leg weakness
- Behavioural changes
Advanced Concussion Treatment in Ottawa
Recovering from a concussion can take quite some time. And while no concussion is the same, neurologists can determine the right concussion treatment for your given symptoms and how they affect you. At Broadview Spine & Health Centre, we assess and address your concussion and its main components to give you the best treatment possible. Treatment can include anything from diet and lifestyle changes to balance exercises, laser therapy and non-surgical decompression therapy. Request an appointment today at our brain health centre in Ottawa.