Concussion is a common occurrence in everyday life, if managed correctly most symptoms and signs of concussion will resolve.

What is a concussion

A concussion is a minor traumatic injury to your brain. If you, your child or a family member receive a bump or blow to the face you should seek medical advice if any of the following symptoms* occur:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe headaches
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sudden behavioural or mood changes
  • Fatigue or slugginess
  • Noise or light sensitivity

Typically caused by a bump or blow to the head, most people recover on their own within 2 – 4 weeks. However, complications and prolonged concussion symptoms occur in 30% of cases. 

Causes of a concussion

Whilst many concussions occur during contact sports, they can also result from car accidents, falls or even a work-related injury. They can also result from a sudden, abrupt change in motion. 

Typically people in particular contact sports are exposed more often. Plus, activities with a high risk of falls such as cycling and horse riding are also common causes.

Concussion treatments

At the Melbourne Headache and Migraine group in Williamstown, our experienced therapists are trained to assist with the symptoms of concussion including:

  • Headache
  • Visual & balance issues
  • Neck Pain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Exercise intolerance

Your concussion treatment will be individualised and may include:

  • Manual therapy (ie massage, stretching and joint mobilisation)
  • Eye exercises
  • Dizziness + Balance training
  • Exercise pacing
  •  Return to sport/work/school

If you, or someone you know experience a head injury, live with headache pain or struggle with migraines give our Williamstown clinic as call on 03 9397 8877 or use our online booking tool to secure an appointment. 

*While this list of symptoms is not exhaustive, they are the most common symptoms.