A concussion is an injury that results from trauma to the head. Although the skull is very protective of the brain, there isn’t much support for the brain itself. When head trauma occurs, it causes the brain to bang around in the skull. Symptoms from a concussion can persist for weeks, months, or even years. Concussions can be debilitating and profoundly impact your quality of life.
There are various symptoms and problems associated with concussions. No single symptom is required to classify a traumatic brain injury. Concussion symptoms can be physical, cognitive, emotional, or sleep-related. While concussions are common sports injuries, they are not exclusive to contact sports. At PA Pain and Rehab, we see patients with concussions from car accidents and work-related injuries, as well as people who have fallen and hit their head on the ground.