Complete Concussion Management™ believes that the key to proper concussion management starts long before the first injury happens. Baseline testing is one such example. Another example of this is education!
With all the misinformation surrounding concussions from media sources and misinformed doctors and healthcare practitioners, it is important that parents and athletes become educated on concussions through credible sources. We at Complete Concussion Management pride ourselves on delivering unbiased concussion information based on the most extensive and current medical research.
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What is a concussion?
Learn about how a concussion affects your brain through with this short animation!
What is baseline testing?
The single most important thing you can do to prevent a serious brain injury.
What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
Eighty-five to 90% of all concussion injuries become asymptomatic within 7-10 days, however, for a yet unknown reason, the other 10-15% of injuries go on to have longer lasting symptoms. If you are having symptoms beyond 3 to 4 weeks, this is known as “post-concussion syndrome”.
What do I do if I have a concussion?
Following a concussion injury, the athlete may worsen over the next 24-48 hours. The athlete should be monitored for at least 3 hours following injury, and awoken every 2 hours throughout the first night. Complete rest should be implemented to assist in the recovery process, this means NO physical activity, television, cell phones, homework, etc.
When is it safe for me to go back to school or sport?
Studies have shown that even after someone is free from symptoms (how you feel) there are still significant deficits in energy levels, reaction time, cognitive function, neuropsychological testing and physical capacity. This indicates that even though you may be feeling better, you have still not fully recovered and are at an extreme risk of suffering a serious brain injury should you get another concussion during this period.
Is there treatment for concussions?