How Do I Know If I Have a Concussion?
Have you bumped your head from playing sports, falling down or doing any other type of physical activity?
Have you been told you had a whiplash injury from a car accident, fall, or playing sports?
Have you needed stitches to your head from sports, recreational activities, or fights?
Whether these were recently or many years ago, the thought of a concussion could still be looming. After all, these brain injuries don’t just go away and often continue causing damage years into the future. If you’re ready to find answers, then the first step is to learn the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Most people don’t realize they have a concussion because it doesn’t affect them dramatically at once. Instead it can cause functionality issues that occur over time, many of which are blamed on old age, bad diet, thyroid, or stress. However, it’s still worth learning what the most common symptoms are to determine if you have experienced them yourself.
- Poor Focus/Concentration
- Feeling Dizzy
- Memory Issues
- Chronic Fatigue
- Mood Changes
- Brain Fog
If you have experienced any symptoms of a concussion, the next step is to get help from a care provider who has experience with brain injuries in particular. Functional Neurologists are examples of these types of care providers, as they look at these injuries in an incredibly in-depth manner. They don’t settle for giving you basic answers, but instead dig deep to determine what’s really causing the symptoms you’ve been dealing with.
Are you wondering when you’ll get the answers about your brain injury? After you meet with a functional neurologist they will give you extensive brain and body testing so you get answers about the exact areas of your brain that have been damaged as well as factors that may impact your recovery. This is the time that many people are surprised to learn that they have lingering damage caused by an old bump to the head or whiplash. It’s also a time when many people learn why they have been experiencing functionality issues, such as a poor memory, trouble staying focused, brain fog, and chronic fatigue.
Addressing the Brain to Body Connection Using The BMB Method
If you do learn that you’ve experienced a concussion, even if it was a long time ago, it’s not too late to receive a customized plan to help your brain connect appropriately. Your functional neurologist will use your individual test results to determine which brainbased therapies are right for you. Once you have all of the information about the therapy plan, you’ll need to commit to regular appointments. This will ensure you’re continuously progressing and that you’re always working to re-build connections in your brain. Getting the brain to connect is about forming habits and all habits are based upon repetition. The next layer is to identify and address factors that may prevent your brain from connecting appropriately.
Your brain is complex and incredibly unique, which is why you should only trust a highly trained professional to help you. Your functional neurologist will be your partner in getting your brain healthy again and will regularly update your testing to make sure you’re progressing in the right direction. Ultimately their care won’t only answer the question of whether or not you have a concussion, but it may also give you the tools needed to effectively recover.
Ready to achieve a new outcome? We invite you to try a new approach and get a plan specifically tailored for you.
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