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Dec 5, 2019 · Defining Concussions in Concussion

I apologize for the delay…Amnesia surrounding the event or injury is a common finding in traumatic brain injury. The length of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA), or the period of time after an injury during which the individual is typically confused and unable to form new memories, is an indicator of the severity of the brain injury. Concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury, so amnesia following concussion is typically very brief, if it is present at all. For a severe traumatic brain injury, the length of PTA is typically much longer, often weeks. As you describe, in severe TBI, there is often a period immediately before the injury that the individual does not recall as well.

There is no blood or physiologic test for amnesia. Rather, amnesia is determined by asking questions of the individual to determine the period of time before or after the injury during which they were unable to form new memories.

Oct 24, 2019 · Defining Concussions in Concussion

Amnesia is typically a total or near total loss of memory, not just “memory problems” or poor memory. Amnesia caused by concussion is typically a brief loss of memory for events immediately surrounding the impact. For example, a football player who sustains a concussion associated with a hard hit may not recall the hit or walking to the sidelines. Concussions can occur without a loss of consciousness or significant amnesia. There are other conditions that may cause amnesia as well.

There are many reasons a person may have poor memory, memory concerns, or headache. It is not possible to get a concussion from stress, but stress can be a contributor to headaches and memory errors. If you are experiencing headaches or memory problems, I would consult with a physician to help determine what may be contributing to these.

Feb 20, 2019 · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

@treyaj @david33 Because of my profession and past life experiments, I can reassure you that we are not alone and so many people need help.

I have had 14 loss-of-conscious concussions throughout my active life, 6 of which occurred during my senior year in college over a five month period. I have experienced most every symptom associated with TBIs except balance issues (uncontrollable rage, lack of focus, headaches, memory loss, light sensitivity, anxiety, ringing in ears, depression, etc).

It took about four years of experiencing issues before I reached out for any help. My first experience with the medical profession was not what I had hoped but in all fairness I did not follow up on their advice. I was just asked recently why I have not sought follow up care and I could not explain it to someone who has not experienced the inability to get out of bed, flash-rage towards everything and everyone.,,simply “white-knuckling” every second of the day. The associated shame, guilt and fear are overwhelming and effect every aspect of my life.

I am still here today because of:
Faith-Medication-Faith.

My faith kept me alive until I was able to get on the right medication. The medication put me in a place where I could begin to heal. My faith is changing my rage into love and my other sysmptoms seem to be fading.

I believe you can only heal to the level of what you believe in. If you believe in yourself, you will only heal to the level you believe you can. This is where I think the medical profession fails.

Whatever you believe in, grasp onto it and live it…eliminate the battles in your brain. I believe the fancy medical name of it is congestive dissonance.

BTW- if a doctor tells you “it is only in your mind”, run. He/she can’t help you. Just my POV.

Dec 10, 2018 · Defining Concussions in Concussion

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by mechanical forces to the body or head that transmits to the brain. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but 90% do not.  It is important to identify concussions and provide your brain the proper time to heal.

Dec 3, 2018 · King Devick concussion test in association with Mayo Clinic in Concussion

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The King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic is a quick, accurate and objective eye-movement tool that can be administered on the sidelines by parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses and medical professionals. The K-D Test is a two-minute rapid number naming assessment in which an individual quickly reads aloud single digit numbers and evaluates impairments of eye movements, attention and language function. If there is any delay compared to an individual’s baseline time, the athlete is removed from play until seen and released by a medial provider specializing in concussions.

 

 

Nov 26, 2018 · Concussion Risks and Prevention in Concussion

2018-11-08-CoachingConcussions cannot be completely prevented but the risk of any injury can be minimized by the coaching of sound fundamental techniques in all sports. Correctly wearing well-maintained protective headgear during sports and other recreational activities can help reduce the risk of skull fractures and lacerations but none have been found to reduce concussions.

 

Nov 19, 2018 · Concussion Symptoms and Treatment in Concussion

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The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not show up immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Common symptoms after a concussive traumatic brain injury are headache, loss of memory (amnesia) and confusion. An athlete with a suspected concussion should not return to play until he or she has been medically evaluated by a health care professional trained in evaluating and managing concussions. Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation for diagnosis and management of concussions that includes specialist from Neurology, Neuropsychology, Audiology and others as needed.