Is it a “bump on the head” or is it a Concussion?

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  • What is a concussion?
  • Concussion symptoms – what they are, how to recognize them and what to do if they are present.
  • How are concussions assessed?
  • What are the long-term effects, and can they be avoided?
  • Are multiple concussions dangerous?
  • What is a baseline test and why is it important?
  • When is it safe for a young athlete to return to play?
  • When is it safe for him or her to return to school or work?

 

A concussion is a head injury that is not detectable with standard medical images and is less severe than a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer if not managed well.

Common symptoms after a concussive injury are headache, nausea, sensitivity to light/sound, irritability, and cognitive difficulty.

Very often there is memory loss for the actual impact that caused the concussion even if there was no loss of consciousness at the time of the injury. Careful interview and assessment is important.

Dr. Gad Klein, Neuropsychologist

100 North Village Ave, Suite 36

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Telephone: (516) 642-0191

 

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Dr. Gad Klein, Neuropsychologist

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