If you suspect you've sustained a concussion, it's recommended you be evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible for a medical evaluation. The person should be monitored for several hours after the trauma. They should not be left alone and should not drive.
WHEN TO GO FOR EMERGENCY CARE:
- decreasing cognitive function - increased confusion, difficulty recognizing people and places
- headaches increasing in intensity
- increased nausea or vomiting
- increasing lethargy or drowsiness
WHEN TO GET CONCUSSION TESTING:
Assessment and treatment of concussion should begin as soon as possible. Even without a baseline test, it is still important to evaluate the injury and determine the best course of action to return you to pre-accident status. We will assess your injury and provide you with a management strategy to return your health.