Concussion -- Plainfield, IL.

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What is a concussion?

According to the Mayo clinic, the definition of a concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects brain function. Within sports, concussions can be caused by a collision, being struck in the head with an object (such as a ball) or falling on the head. Whiplash symptoms are also associated with concussions that we can treat at our office.

Signs & Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Headache
  • Pressure in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Balance problems
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Feeling like you’re in a fog
  • Don’t feel right
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • More emotional
  • Irritable
  • Sadness
  • Nervous or anxious

Treatment for a concussion

At PRO Sports and Spinal Rehab, we utilize different methods to return the athlete to sports participation. We follow the international concussion treatment protocol the NHL and NFL follow, as well as use various treatment methods to decrease the physical symptoms associated with concussions. PRO Sports and Spinal Rehab uses state of the art technology to track concussion symptoms and return our athletes to sport as quickly and safely as possible.

What’s next after I am symptom free?

Our number one priority is making sure the athlete is symptom free through school and sports participation. We utilize our 8,000 square feet of PT space to prevent the reproduction of symptoms. We incorporate sport specific movements, running, burpees, balance work, and much more. If they complete the exercises with no symptoms, we will start a return to play protocol that is customized for the sport.

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