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A concussion is a brain injury caused by a force to the head, or direct force to the face, neck, or chest that is transmitted to the head. This force can be linear, rotational, or angular or a combination of any and all of these forces. These forces cause many chemical changes within the cell as a result of the concussion. These physiologic alterations make the brain more vulnerable to a second injury or impact. If you are looking for cutting edge concussion centers in Philadelphia, then look no further than the Rothman Institute.
Concussions are the number one head injury among athletes and it is essential for anyone that has these symptoms to see a concussion doctor. They are most likely to occur in football, boxing, hockey, wrestling, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading and basketball. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms and individuals may vary in their presentation from one concussion to another. Concussion doctors divide symptoms into different categories: Somatic, emotionally, cognitive and sleep disturbance. Symptoms can be divided into the following categories: somatic, emotionality, cognitive and sleep disturbance. Somatic symptoms include headache, visual problems, dizziness, light and/or noise sensitivity, and nausea/vomiting. Emotionality issues include sadness, nervousness, irritability, and more emotional than usual. Cognitive symptoms include attention issues, fogginess, cognitive slowing and attention dysfunction. Sleeping includes sleeping more or less than normal. Concussive patients may exhibit symptoms from one category or a combination of one or more of these categories.
If you are suffering from any of these conditions, it is important to not take any risks. Visit Rothman's Concussion center where a concussion doctor can assess your case and ensure that you will recover without any complications.