Why see a sports specialist?
What is a concussion? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.” Concussions “result in a range of clinical signs and symptoms that may or may NOT involve loss of consciousness.”
Concussion symptoms can range from mild to severe and may present very differently with each individual. Common symptoms are: headache, feeling tired or in a fog, troubles with concentration or memory, blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, feeling emotional and changes in sleep patterns, among many others.
At PICSM, we take pride in providing up-to-date concussion care. After performing a thorough physical exam, our providers will educate you on your condition, provide you with a detailed care plan, including supplementation options, and will coordinate any necessary referrals to physical therapy, speech, further imaging, etc.
Performance Injury Care and Sports Medicine providers participate in Save the Brain - Helena.
If you or someone you know is suspected to have suffered a concussion, don’t hesitate to visit Performance Injury Care & Sports Medicine. We are the concussion experts in Helena, Montana and surrounding areas.
Concussions must be treated immediately to avoid re-injury or long-term damage. Call (406) 422-5817 for a same-day appointment or just walk in and be seen.