Speaker: B.C. Shankara, Physician of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Concussions are brain injuries that should be taken seriously. Once a person has a concussion he is at greater risk of sustaining concussions in the future and suffering long-term effects.Early signs of concussion include confusion, headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. Not all people with concussions lose consciousness. Later symptoms include headaches, lightheadedness, trouble with memory, irritability and fatigue.Call your doctor if you suspect someone may have a concussion. If a person has seizures or is unconscious for more than one minute, call 911 immediately.Come to a Sports-Related Concussion Seminar from 8 to 11:30 a.m. October 6 at McHenry County College. Area physicians and professionals will join Dr. Henry Feuer, a neurosurgical consultant for the Indianapolis Colts, in a panel discussion about sports concussions and their impact on young athletes.