• Barbara Oliveira

Concussion: Causes and Effects!

Concussion is an injury that affects all areas of the brain and temporarily alters its normal functions, such as memory, concentration or balance, for example.

Brain concussion is usually more common after more serious trauma, such as traffic accidents (MVA) or work injury (WC), but it can also arise from falls or blows to the head from contact sports. In this way, even light blows to the head can cause a minor concussion. However, all brain concussions cause small injuries to the brain and, therefore, if they happen repeatedly or if they are very serious, they can cause the development of sequelae such as epilepsy or memory loss. A concussion can also be accompanied by a concussion, which is a more serious injury that can cause bleeding and swelling of the brain. Understand better what brain contusion is and why it happens.

  • Main Brain Concussion Symptoms

Constant headache;

Temporary memory loss;

Dizziness and confusion;

Nausea and vomiting;

Slow or altered speech;

Excessive tiredness;

Excessive sensitivity to light;

Difficulty falling asleep.

These symptoms appear after a trauma such as a fall, blows to the head or traffic accident, however, they can be mild and, therefore, are often not related to the trauma, disappearing in a few days without needing treatment.

  • How is the treatment done?

Treatment for cerebral concussion should be guided by a neurologist “Dr Steven Strauss here at Innovative”, as it is necessary to assess the severity of the injury. Thus, when the symptoms are mild and the concussion is small, only absolute rest may be recommended.