A concussion is nothing to play around with and leading Mt Pleasant SC psychology services provider Coastal Neuropsychology can help you get back on track.
A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body, and can also be called MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury). Symptoms can include headache, lack of coordination, memory loss, confusion, dizziness, vomiting, ringing in the ears, sleepiness and excessive fatigue.
There isn’t a specific cure for concussions other than rest and restricting activities. Depending on the symptoms that a patient is presenting, medications can be prescribed for headache pain or anti-nausea medication to help improve symptoms.
While most see their symptoms improve within 72 hours or the first week, there are some cases that can last for longer.
In those cases that go longer than weeks, Mt Pleasant SC psychology services provider Dr. Jesse Chasman can perform neuropsychological testing to help find a treatment plan. With the formal testing, Dr. Chasman and the team at Coastal Neuropsychology will look to see if there are any objective cognitive deficits while looking for other contributing factors.
The results will allow for personalized recommendations to support a patient’s recovery and resumption of normal daily activities at work, school and other physical activities.
If you have had prolonged concussion symptoms or are wanting more information and schedule a consultation, be sure to contact Charleston SC psychologist Dr. Chasman and Coastal Neuropsychology. The offices of Coastal Neuropsychology are conveniently located off 526 between Charleston SC and Mount Pleasant SC.