///What is a Concussion?

What is a Concussion?

2017-11-22T10:45:28+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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. Andrew Hunt
847-247-4000
Grayslake, Libertyville)

 

Dr. Rhutav Parikh
847-336-3335
(Gurnee, Lake Forest, Lindenhurst)

 

Kelly Trainor APN, CPNP
773-327-5639
(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.