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Post-Concussion Treatment in Lakeview, Chicago Loop, and Glenview 

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. A concussion is termed medically as a Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Concussion severity can range from “mild” (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury). Both children and adults are at risk for concussion-related injury or even death from head injuries. Many children and adults are undertreated after concussion when they could benefit from manual treatment to the head and neck. Our staff is trained to help children and adults who experience symptoms of concussions after sport-related injuries at any age, motor vehicle accidents, or other head trauma.

What are the Leading Causes of Concussion?

  • In 2013, falls were the leading cause of TBI. Falls accounted for 47% of all TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States
  • Being struck by or against an object was the second leading cause of TBI
  • Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes were the third overall leading cause of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths (14%)

What are the Signs of a Concussion?

Signs of a concussion can include, but are not limited to:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Confusion
  • Irritability or being more emotional
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty with sleep

If concussion is suspected, seek immediate medical attention from a health care professional. Following the immediate emergent phase, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and social workers may all be involved in the care of a person who has sustained a concussion.  

Most people recover well from symptoms experienced at the time of the injury. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Some people may also find that it takes longer to recover if they have previously had a concussion.

Our physical therapists assist patients by prescribing and monitoring a program of light to moderate activity or exercise balanced with rest for a smoother return to regular activity.

Concussion Treatments May Consist of:

Please call (773) 665-9950 for more information or schedule an onsite or virtual appointment.

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