Concussion Care

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but most do not. It’s possible to have a concussion and not realize it. Concussions are particularly common if you play a contact sport, such as football. Most people usually recover fully after a concussion.

What are the Symptoms?

The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not show up immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer.

Signs and Symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Temporary Loss of Consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Memory Loss
  • Amnesia Surrounding the Traumatic Event
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness or “Seeing Stars”
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Sleepiness
  • Excessive fatigue


Dr. Moradian is experienced in evaluating and treating people who have had a traumatic brain injury, including concussions. Dr. Moradian will evaluate your signs and symptoms, and then work with you and your family to develop your treatment plan if you have had a concussion.

    How Are Concussions Treated?

    There is no specific cure for concussion. Rest and restricting activities allow the brain to recover. This means one should temporarily reduce sports, video games, TV, or too much socializing. For headaches, try taking a pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others). Avoid other pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and aspirin, as these medications may increase the risk of bleeding.

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