Suffering from a Concussion?
If your child has recently suffered any head injury, to any extent, but you are still worried about him or her, call the experts at Leigh Brain & Spine. Post-Concussion Syndrome can affect kids in different ways, but many times is associated with a wide range of symptoms including those that are physical; such as headache and tiredness; cognitive, such as difficulty concentrating and thinking; and emotional and behavioral, such as irritability and mood changes.
What Causes a Concussion?
Many of the kids that Dr. Trish Leigh at Leigh Brain & Spine helps have suffered a concussion due to a blow to the head during an athletic practice or event. Kids that play basketball, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, skateboard, or even ride bikes at are risk for concussion. The three main causes for concussion involve being in a road accident in a vehicle or as a pedestrian, accidental trips and falls, and athletic events. So, if your child bumped her head last weekend while on a water slide but is still complaining of a headache do not make light of it. Time can be of the essence when brain injury and concussion is concerned. Dr. Trish Leigh uses state-of-the art assessment techniques and treatments. We get great results for patients due to our expertise and technology, however, we get even better results when kids come in to our Chapel Hill office as soon as possible after their injury.
Concussion recovery, for a long while, was believed to simply involve rest and healing time. Many times this “wait and see approach” is not enough or even worse can be detrimental by not addressing the injury quickly. What most people do not know is that new innovative treatment approaches exist and have promising research supporting their effectiveness. These brain-based treatments can reduce or many times completely alleviate the symptoms and long term effects of post-concussion syndrome as a result of a head injury. If your child has hit his or head and suffers from fatigue, memory loss, difficulty keeping up in school, mood changes, or difficulty sleeping, call Dr. Trish Leigh at Leigh Brain & Spine. She will begin by carefully assessing the brain’s functioning to determine how it has been affected and the specific course of treatment to facilitate its recovery.