Concussion

Concussion Rehabilitation

A concussion is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury and in most cases full recovery occurs within 21 days. However, prolonged recovery occurs in 20% of cases and benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. The number one symptom that you will have a prolonged recovery is dizziness.

In most cases there is not a loss of consciousness; however, a brief loss of consciousness or immediate vomiting after trauma can actually indicate a more rapid recovery.


Concussion Symptoms

Thinking/Remembering

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering new information

Physical

  • Headache
  • Fuzzy or blurry vision
  • Nausea or vomiting (early on)
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Balance problems
  • Feeling tired, having no energy

Emotional/Mood

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • More emotional
  • Nervousness or anxiety

Sleep

  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Sleeping less than usual
  • Trouble falling asleep