A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can occur in a car crash. Proper diagnosis is important because the effects of a concussion can be devastating and often fatal. If you have been injured in an auto accident and have been experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Delayed response to questions
What Can Cause A Concussion?
When you’re in an auto accident, you can take a huge blow to the head. This is mostly common from striking your head on the steering wheel, the airbag, or a window.
When your car is suddenly stopped, your body keeps moving and is only held back by your seatbelt. Remember, your brain is floating in fluid inside of your skull and the only thing that keeps it from moving is the fact that it’s attached to your spinal cord and the cage of your head. If the accident’s forces are strong enough, your brain could bounce against the inside of your skull, which can result in subdural hematomas, torn tissues, or other secondary injuries.
If you, your child, or anyone else in the accident has experienced a head injury or are having problems remembering things, are constantly exhausted after the accident, or have blurry vision, they should see a doctor ASAP, even if they have not received emergency care.
How Do We Assess A Concussion?
At our Oklahoma City office, we provide the skills and tools to help address injuries and promote healing for patients who are suffering from a head injury. We assess the patient for concussion and get them to the necessary neurologist/specialist for concussion injuries.
Though our clinic may not be the first medical profession you imagine could help with concussion management, we are trained to spot the signs of a mild traumatic brain injury.
The Importance of Recovery
Recovering from an accident starts with getting the proper treatment. Our Oklahoma City pain relief center focuses on the underlying causes of your injuries and uses high-tech tools to assess the extent of your injuries, like x-rays, which can ensure that the injury didn’t cause damage to your bones or ligaments. From there, we are able to come up with a personalized plan of action that will help you heal and recover as quickly as possible.
Injuries from an auto accident can raise fears about your health and even if an injury seems small, you never want to ignore any injuries or wounds to the head. For more information about auto injuries and the treatment solutions we offer, contact us today at (844) 405-4658.