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Concussion

nervous systemWoodpeckers and bighorn sheep have no problems with concussions. Their brains are all padded by various tissues that protect them from the trauma of rapid stops. We humans however are not that fortunate. Inside our skulls there is a very thin layer of connective tissue holding the brain and nerves in place but they have no ability to protect the brain should a sudden stop occur.

The brain and nerves are very specialized tissues that transmit electrical impulses. They have very minimal physical structure available in order to support themselves and will readily deform if pressured or impacted.

Concussion symptoms can include:

  • Brief loss of consciousness
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness or sluggishness
  • Dizziness
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light and/or noise sensitivity
  • Slowed reaction to stimuli

At 360 Mayfield, we have therapists with specific training in assessing and treating concussion injuries. If you have already been concussed and are still having problems with focus, headaches or sensitivities to light and sound, give the office a call to book your appointment.

If you are part of a sports team and would like your team to be assessed before the season starts, we offer a free team pre-injury concussion assessment in order to have baseline scores should an injury occur. Call the office for more details, (780) 758-5287.

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