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Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that are usually caused by a blow to the head, or a violent shaking of the upper torso and head. This cranial disorder condition can cause temporary or long-term neurological complications, depending on the severity of the blow. Dr. Sina Rajamand provides Reno Concussion Treatment at Battle Born Brain and Spine.

Falls, sports injuries and vehicle accidents are the leading cause of concussions. The symptoms may begin very subtle and develop over time, and can last days or even weeks. Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Amnesia about the injury event
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Temporary loss of consciousness

A concussion is caused by the rapid jarring of the brain within the skull. Although the brain is cushioned by cerebrospinal fluid within the skull, it can still impact the skull and sustain injuries. You should have a medical examination any time you suffer a blow to the head, even if no obvious injuries are present.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Concussions Near Carson City

Diagnosing a concussion will involve several steps that include CT and/or MRI imaging, cognitive testing and other neurological examinations. Your doctor will likely evaluate your vision, hearing, balance, coordination, reflexes and strength. You may also be observed for a period of time to see if symptoms worsen.

Concussions are generally treated with rest, both physically and mentally, to allow the brain to heal itself. No surgical intervention is required. Some time may pass before a patient feels completely back to normal and can resume everyday activities. Severe concussions may require some cognitive rehabilitation or other treatments for balance, vision, memory or other needs.

Dr. Rajamand is a skilled and experienced neurosurgeon who can diagnose and recommend treatment for concussion to get you back into the game or normal living. Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine to schedule a concussion exam and consultation if you have been in an accident or sustained any type of blow to the head.