Whether you recently sustained a head injury while playing a contact sport or got shaken up during a car accident, a concussion can derail your plans. While serving as the team physicians for the University of Wyoming athletics program, we at Premier Bone & Joint Centers have seen our fair share of concussions. And thankfully, our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors have plenty of experience providing concussion treatment to those living in Rock Springs and across the state. So if you’re experiencing the telltale symptoms of a concussion, it’s time to consult Wyoming’s experts and find some relief.
Diagnosing a Concussion
A concussion occurs when you sustain brain damage after receiving a blow to the head or being violently shaken. Symptoms may emerge immediately or over a period of several days, and they often include:
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sound
In order to determine the level of concussion treatment you require, one of our physicians will perform a neurological examination. They may also order imaging tests—like a CT scan and an MRI—if they suspect extreme brain swelling or complications.
Determining the Best Treatment for Your Concussion
Based on the severity of your concussion, your doctor may recommend a 24-hour period of observation either in a hospital or at home with a member of your household. This is to ensure your symptoms don’t worsen.
For mild to moderate cases, concussion treatment typically consists of both physical and mental rest. Try to avoid exerting yourself for the first 48 hours after being diagnosed, sticking to gentle physical activities and avoiding tasks that require your concentration. As your symptoms lessen, your doctor will outline a gradual return to everyday activities.
If you need an experienced doctor to create a concussion treatment regimen that will return you to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible, schedule an appointment with the physicians of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today. We maintain convenient clinics in Rock Springs and across Wyoming.