3 Things You Should Know About a Concussion

A concussion occurs when your head suffers a major blow, either from an accident or from a direct impact. This causes a whole range of physical and mental symptoms that may hinder your daily activities until you are fully healed.

Some common symptoms of a concussion include headaches, vomiting, fatigue, increased anxiety and feeling of depression, and frequent mood swings. Here are three things you need to know about concussions to help you deal with it better if a situation arises.

A child protecting his head from head injuries by wearing a helmet.

They Take Time To Heal

Concussions are injuries to the head—they take time to heal. Even months after, experiencing symptoms related to the concussion is known as post-concussion syndrome and needs further medical attention.

There are many programs that offer concussion treatment and include neuropsychology, vestibular, and speech therapy in combination with physical and occupational therapy to help people heal better.

Everyone Is Different When It Comes To Healing

Everyone has a different body that responds to pain, healing, and medication differently. It is important to make sure you listen to what your body is trying to tell you. There may be some exercises or medications that may not be working for you, and its important to make sure you bring it up with your doctor so that they can adjust your treatment plan according to your body.

When it comes to concussions, it’s best to work along with your doctor to streamline the treatment and make the healing process much easier.

Concussions Can Aggravate Any Pre-existing Headaches

Don’t be alarmed if your headaches suddenly seem to get worse, as concussions can have that effect on existing headaches and headache causing conditions like migraines. They can also worsen other issues like anxiety, depression, attention deficit, and various other learning disorders.

If you or a loved one are recovering from a concussion, make sure that you educate yourself about the treatment and recovery process and timelines, and find a reliable doctor who will be willing to encourage two-way communication to help you stay involved in your treatment.

Looking for a doctor who will be open to working with you and supporting you in your healing process? Try our concussion program in Houston, Galveston, Webster, League City, and Clear Lake. We also employ some of the best spine surgeons in Houston. Visit our Spine and Neurosurgery Center and contact us for more information.