“I was in my room in the dark for months on end…I went from not being able to sit up for more than 4 hours a day to being able to live a normal life.”
“I thought that I was going to have to accept where I was and never fully recover and never get back to my old self. But by coming to Cerebrum, they gave me hope that I can do what I want in the future.”
Maybe you were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Maybe you took a blow as a youth during a sporting event. Maybe you just simply fell and hit your head. You might not have even lost consciousness or realized that in that moment, your brain was experiencing a concussion.
It may be immediately following the event, months after, or even years after before symptoms start to appear. Headaches. Light/sound sensitivity. Mood changes. Trouble focusing. Dizziness. Vision changes. There are a host of varying symptoms associated with concussions.
Unfortunately, left untreated even slight impact to the head in the future can exacerbate your condition. Fortunately, we can help improve your symptoms and overall quality of life so you can feel like YOU again.
Symptoms can present themselves immediately following a concussion, after a few hours or even months after the injury. Once a concussion occurs you are more susceptible to repeat occurrences, so please seek treatment as soon as possible following even a mild head injury to minimize the damage.
Physical symptoms: headache, fatigue, nausea, light or noise sensitivity, balance problems, numbness/tingling, dizziness, changes in vision, ringing in ears, sleep issues
Emotional symptoms: irritability, sadness, enhanced emotions, nervousness, anxiety, personality changes
Long term symptoms: difficulty concentrating or remembering, mental fog, slow mental and physical responses, confused or forgotten recent information, vision issues
Some patients experience post-concussion symptoms several days after the concussion, such as headache, dizziness, and thinking difficulty. These symptoms may continue for weeks or months after the concussion.
People who have had a concussion double their risk of developing epilepsy within the first five years after the injury.
Within a week to several months after a brain injury, some people are still experiencing headaches.
Some people experience a sense of spinning or dizziness for days, weeks, or months following a brain injury.
CTE refers to brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head trauma, typically diagnosed during an autopsy.
Natasha used to enjoy playing soccer until she got two concussions. The whole family was getting frustrated until they came to Cerebrum Health Centers where Natasha started seeing improvements after the first day! Watch the video to hear Natasha’s Story.
Watch interviews with MMA fighters Rich Franklin and Guy Mezger about how Cerebrum Health Centers is helping them and post-concussion patients all over the country.