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Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or an impact on the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This abrupt movement can cause the brain to bounce about or twist in the skull, causing chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and destroying brain cells. Meet with Dr. Wilson, our naturopathic doctor, at MediPro Holistic Health to get the best treatment for your specific needs.

What Causes a Concussion?

Concussions are caused by a sort of head impact damage. Inside our skulls, our brains float in a jelly-like fluid known as cerebrospinal fluid. Our brain and its surrounding membrane can hit the side of our skull as a result of a head injury. This type of trauma can induce tissue damage in the brain and potentially cause CSF leakage.

Concussions are caused by a variety of factors:

  • Falling down 
  • Being hit in the head (especially when playing sports)
  • Getting involved in an automobile accident
  • Being harmed as a result of a blast or explosion

Symptoms of Concussion

Memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance, and muscular coordination can all be affected by a concussion. People who have suffered a concussion frequently experience a brief period of amnesia or forgetfulness, during which they are unable to recall what occurred immediately before or after the incident. They may appear perplexed, dizzy, or describe "seeing stars." 

Common Concussion Symptoms

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Unbalance or dizziness
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Memory lapses
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Concentration problems
  • Light sensitivity
  • Having difficulty falling asleep

How Is a Concussion Treated?

To recover from a concussion, you must relax both physically and mentally. Although you will require more rest and sleep than usual, you will not require complete rest. Instead of completely discontinuing activities, learn to identify the triggers that cause concussion symptoms. When symptoms appear, take a step back and rest. It is acceptable to engage in some activities that do not make you feel worse. Any activities that aggravate your symptoms should be avoided. Activities that may cause symptoms to include, for example:

  • Texting or staring at your smartphone screen.
  • Reading.
  • Watching television.
  • Playing video games.
  • Listening to some loud music.
  • Taking part in any physical activity.

Get in touch with Dr. Wilson at MediPro Holistic Health to learn more about concussions and to receive the best possible care. To schedule an appointment, visit us at 17933 NW Evergreen Place, Ste 285, Beaverton, OR 97006, or call (503) 828-9265.

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17933 NW Evergreen Place, Ste 285, Beaverton, OR 97006

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SAT - SUN Closed

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Phone: (503) 828-9265