Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Nager, Neurologist with Centegra Physician Care
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is usually caused by a blow to the head or by violently shaking the head and upper body.Even if a person doesn’t lose consciousness from a concussion, the brain can still be injured. Early signs of concussion include confusion, headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. Later symptoms include headaches, lightheadedness, trouble with memory, irritability and fatigue. If you get a concussion while playing contact sports, it is especially important to let your body heal before you return to athletic activities. Once a person has a head injury he is at greater risk of sustaining concussions in the future and suffering long-term effects.Centegra Physician Care in Crystal Lake offers a concussion clinic from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Patients can walk in to receive clearance to resume sports or to get a second opinion. For more information about concussion care at Centegra, call 815-455-1800.