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"Concussion is a Sprained Brain!"
-Dr. H Walia
Traumatic Brain Injury occurs with shaking of the brain resulting from either direct head injury or an acceleration/deceleration event.
TBI ranges from mild to severe and most commonly occur WITHOUT loss of consciousness.
Symptoms may vary from mild to severe and include headache, confusion, light headedness, blurry vision, dizziness and difficulty in concentrating.
Some incidents that can lead to TBI are slip/fall, Motor vehicle accident, sports injury, and direct impact to you head/neck. These incidents can lead to immediate or delayed symptoms.
CONCUSSION DOES NOT HAVE TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN. MANY TIMES POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME AND POST-TRAUMATIC HEADACHE BECOME A CHRONIC DEBILITATING ILLNESS.
At HeadacheAway-MD, our Fellowship trained concussion expert, Dr. Harjasleen Walia, offers telemedicine and in-office evaluations and treatment for concussions. Any event causing whiplash, shaking, or jolting of the head can result in significant brain injury. Loss of consciousness is not necessary.
Dr. Walia utilizes a comprehensive Neurological approach to evaluate all aspects of Post-concussive syndrome and Post-traumatic headache. She has been published in Concussion research and is sought out by other Neurologists, Pain specialists and Sports Medicine specialists for expert opinion. In addition Dr. Walia sees patients suffering from Personal Injury cases.
After a concussion proper evaluation by a Headache or Concussion specialist is vital to healing. It is important to gain baseline and repeat assessments and imaging tests to evaluate your brain injury.
Concussion is not routinely taught in Neurology residency so an expert consultation with a fellowship trained Headache sub-specialist is required to formulate a customized treatment plan to promote healing and prevent long-term complications.
If you suspect that you may have had a concussion, schedule an appointment by calling HeadacheAway-MD.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects the function of your brain. The most common cause of a concussion is a blow to the head during a fall or as the result of a contact sport. This causes your brain to forcefully move back and forth against your skull, which can cause brain bleeding, disturbance of neuronal connections, blood vessel injury and tissue swelling.
You can also develop a concussion from the violent shaking of your head or upper body, such as during a car accident.
The symptoms of a concussion may not be noticeable immediately after an injury. Symptoms can gradually develop and last for several days to weeks or even become chronic. Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion include:
• Sleep disturbance
• Mood changes, irritability
• Blurry vision
• Brain fog
• Confusion, loss of concentration
You may notice new or worsening headache, memory changes, change in your mood and feeling dazed. Severe TBI is accompanied with brief loss consciousness which acts to protect the brain during a violent event.
Timely evaluation and treatment is critical. If you continue to have symptoms more than two weeks after an event or experienced loss of consciousness then please call HA Brain & Spine center for consultation to prevent complications.
At HA Brain & Spine center, Dr. H Walia conducts a thorough evaluation with review of symptoms and medical history. Neurological investigation includes examination of movements, balance, and reflexes, as well as a computerized cognitive test of your brain function. In some cases, you may need an MRI or other imaging test to rule out other brain conditions and evaluate the extent of brain injury.
Our collaborative approach involves evaluation with Dr. A Walia for whiplash injury, muscle spasm, nerve impingement and spine misalignment. Depending on the need we may have you see our specialized massage therapist for muscle release.
We understand timing is crucial after a brain injury so we work quickly in starting therapeutics to get your brain to start healing and minimize long term damage to the brain and body.
Call us today to start the healing.