Kids are back in school and fall sports are well underway.Your child takes the head ball in soccer, then complains of dizziness and confusion. What do you need to do?
Sports injuries are not something to take lightly. Damage from head injuries can leave grueling, long-lasting symptoms if not treated properly. There are general treatment recommendations essential to quick recovery, but in every case, symptoms vary and can take varying lengths of time to resolve.
Signature Orthopedics (aka Signature Medical Group), our preferred provider for your orthopedic needs, and Mercy Sports Medicine, another excellent reference, have graduated, return-to-activity recommendations for the necessary actions to be taken with varying sports head injuries. For more information on sports head injuries, or protocol for head injuries of any kind, refer to the information provided below.
Signature Orthopedic Concussion Tips
Mercy Sports Medicine Head Injury Care
If ever in doubt whether you should seek medical attention, it's always best to err on the side of caution. Not sure? Call your doctor's office or head to the Emergency Room. Your brain is precious and one-of-a-kind!