Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is defined as “the result of the forceful motion of the head or impact causing a brief change in mental status (confusion, disorientation, or memory loss) or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes,” according to Traumatic Brain Injury Resources. In addition, mTBI can occur merely from rapid motion or rotation of the head.
The most common concussion-related symptoms we see in our clinic are:
- Dizziness or Loss of Balance
- Feelings of Depression and/or Anxiety
- Feeling More Emotional
- Mood Changes or Irritability
- Poor Concentration
- Sensitivity to Light and/or Sound
- Sleep Disturbance
- Slowness in Thinking (Brain Fog)
- Trouble Finding Words
- Visual Disturbance
Other potential symptoms include:
- Getting Lost
- Memory Deficits
If you experience any of these symptoms after hitting your head, after a fall, or an accident, see your primary care doctor, or go to the emergency room. If you continue to experience these symptoms for longer than 30 days, contact us to learn if you are a good candidate for our EPIC Treatment program.