Wellness Minute – Concussions

Wellness Minute – Concussions


I’m here to talk to you today a little
bit about concussions. Typically, when we have a head injury,
it happens in essentially four areas of function that are affected. First is
physical. They may seem dazed, confused, tired , and have trouble with doing simple
functions, and balance coordination, things like that. Another area of
function is the cognitive function. So, a lot of times we’ll see people will have
problems with their thinking and processing or being able to pay
attention or recalling information. They may forget ideas and information, as well.
Number three is an emotional area. Sometimes athletes will feel after a
concussion they may feel depressed. They may have problems dealing with their
emotions and those can affect how they interact in a daily activity and then
sometimes we’ll also see sleep disturbances. They may need more sleep
they may sleep a little bit less, they may have interrupted patterns of sleep. So, those
are the four areas of function that typically we see which
they go along with the head injuries. Crossing Rivers Health, your bridge to wellness.

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