What is a Concussion?
When there is a degree of impact or trauma to the head an individual is at risk of developing a concussion. A concussion is defined as a disruption in consciousness and a decrease in mental function. Symptoms of a concussion can range from a temporary loss in consciousness to a mild headache. Patients may show signs of disruption in muscle coordination, balance, and reflex. Speech, judgement, and memory may also be impaired. Often, a patient may not remember the events before or after the time of injury. Dr. Braxton, a concussion specialist, has the expertise to diagnose a concussion and to provide a treatment plan to ensure proper recovery. No concussion is minor and each injury should be taken seriously.