What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a sudden movement to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Not all concussions involve an impact to the head, and very few cause even momentary unconsciousness. Concussions are often associated with contact sports, but can also occur in motor vehicle accidents, household and recreational falls, non-contact sports, and other activities.
A concussion may require specialized and comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment. Understanding and addressing the unique challenges of your injury is the key to a safe and successful rehabilitation experience. Even a mild concussion can result in longer-term effects if left undiagnosed or improperly treated.
How it Works:
Origami's Concussion Care Service begins with a thorough assessment conducted by a team of medical professionals. Extensive testing is completed prior to creating a unique set of educational, behavioral, and if needed, treatment recommendations. This service is designed to help you better understand how to respond to, and recover from, your unique injury. Offering the region's broadest spectrum of neuro care services, Origami's holistic approach to rehabilitation prioritizes quality-of-life and return-to-independence.
Common Concussion Side Effects Origami Addresses:
- Change in normal emotional response
- Visual changes
- Headache and/or neck pain
- Cognitive changes such as confusion, memory deficits, and/or poor attention span
- Difficulty with speech
- Dizziness, balance problems, and/or poor coordination
- Fatigue and/or lethargy
- Difficulty with swallowing
- Sleep disruption
- Slowed processing speeds