Concussion is a disturbance of brain function that occurs after either a blow to the head or as a result of the violent shaking of the head. Concussions can be difficult to assess, but common signs and symptoms include headache; confusion; dizziness; disruption of balance; sensitivity to light and noise; visual disturbances, and short term problems with memory and concentration.
Under the direction of Dr. Wendell Becton and the neuroscience team at SIU, SIU Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of concussions, and returning athletes to activity.
Video of Dr. Becton talking about concussion
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- Ultra sonography diagnosis
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