A concussion is a brain injury which results in temporary disruption of normal brain function. This occurs
when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the
head or body. A person does not have to lose consciousness (“be knocked-out”) to suffer a concussion.
|SYMPTOMS YOUR ATHLETE MAY REPORT:||SIGNS YOU MAY OBSERVE:|
|Headache or “pressure” in head||Appears dazed or stunned|
|Nausea or vomiting||Confusion about a task|
|Balance problems or dizziness||Forgets an instruction|
|Sensitivity to light and/or noise||Unsure of game, score or opponent|
|Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy||Moves clumsily|
|Concentration or memory problems||Answers questions slower than normal|
|Confusion||Loss of consciousness|
|Does not “feel right” or is “feeling down”||Mood, behavior or personality changes|
|Cannot recall events prior to hit|
|Cannot recall events after hit|
If there is any suspicion for concussion, your athlete should be removed from physical activity and recreational play immediately. Remember, WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT.
IBJI Concussion Specialists:
Dr. Rhutav Parikh
(Gurnee, Lake Forest, Lindenhurst)
Kelly Trainor APN, CPNP
(Glenview, Highland Park, Logan Square, Morton Grove)
For your information, the IBJI Concussion Program is financially integrated. If you are referred to a clinician in IBJI for related services, you may request and receive a referral for these services outside or independent of IBJI.