22 September 2017,
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concussion treatment

The start of football season is a good time to talk about concussions, which are mild traumatic brain injuries. A concussion can be caused by a blow to the head, whether during a fall, a car crash, or a contact sport such as football. Concussions need prompt evaluation and treatment with an expert such as Dr. Gill, who is an associate of Dr. Soffer. Not everyone who suffers from a head injury will require long-term concussion treatment, but many concussion patients do experience various symptoms.

Unfortunately, there is no definitive test for the diagnosis of concussions. The symptoms are often indicative of many disorders, so patients may experience delays in being diagnosed and receiving concussion treatment. Symptoms vary from person to person, but they may include:

  • – Fatigue
  • – Dizziness
  • – Headaches – usually tension headaches and/or migraines
  • – Loss of concentration and/or memory
  • – Insomnia
  • – Anxiety
  • – Irritability
  • – Blurred vision
  • – Sensitivity to sound and light
  • – Ringing in the ears

 

Most patients are able to make a full recovery by decreasing their stress levels and taking some time off from normal activities to rest. The symptoms after a concussion may resolve fairly quickly or slowly, depending on the extent of the injury.

The right concussion treatment for you will depend on the specific issues you’re experiencing. For instance, if you have memory issues following a head injury, you might be a candidate for cognitive therapy. If you’re experiencing depression or anxiety, medications or psychotherapy may be prescribed. And for concussion-induced headaches, pain or migraine medications may provide some relief.

Choose Dr. Gill for Personalized Concussion Treatment

To ensure that you receive the care you need to recover from a concussion, it’s important to select a knowledgeable doctor who is experienced with treating concussions. When you come to Dr. Gill for your concussion treatment, he will offer you the most advanced treatment options available and assist you in choosing the best one(s) for your needs. Furthermore, he will make it his goal to help you resume an active and pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment to discuss your symptoms and treatment options with Dr. Gill, call our office at 610-375-4949. And for useful information about MCL tears, which can also be sustained during sports such as football, take a look at our recent blog post. We sincerely look forward to helping you recover from your head injury so you can get back to doing what you love.


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