How To: Diagnose and handle a concussion

Diagnose and handle a concussion

A concussion is the most common type of brain injury, often occurring in bike and car accidents or during sports. Many people think that you have to lose consciousness to have a concussion but that is indeed not the case. A concussion occurs any time you have some type of trauma to the head. That can be jostling of the head where the brain is basically just hitting the inside of the skull or it can actually be where you hit your head or somebody that falls and they fall and hit their head. Kids that are playing sports and they run into each other can end up with a concussion. The two main symptoms of a concussion are amnesia, which is loss of memory and confusion. Learn tips on handling concussion in this medical how-to video.

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Avoid aspirin for pain
Seek medical advice
Be wary of multiple concussions

About this Author
Dr. Stallworth is board certified in rehabilitation and phsycial medicine. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and finished her residency at Baylor. Dr. Stallworth is known for being a superb and compassionate physician that believes in not only health of the body of the mind as well. She currently serves on the board of Centennial Medical Center and is a former board member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She now resides with her family in middle Tennessee.

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