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Concussion symptoms and treatment: What you may not know

Think you can spot a concussion? You might be surprised.

Whether it’s from a hard hit on the field or a misjudged step on the stairs, no two concussions are alike. Symptoms can vary dramatically from one person to the next, making it hard to tell when a concussion has occurred – and when it’s really safe to get back into the game. It’s important to treat concussions as soon as you can, so what do you need to know so you (or your child) can get the right care?

We talked to Stephanie Oyloe, Sports Medicine Coordinator at Westfields Hospital & Clinic, to learn the facts about concussions (also called traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs). Stephanie told us:

  • How to know when a concussion has happened – including common symptoms that aren’t as well known
  • What treatments – and when – are most effective in concussion recovery
  • Why you should see a concussion specialist to help support speedier rehabilitation
  • When it’s okay to play again

A concussion can be a scary thing. But with the right information, it’s easier to get back to your day-to-day routines (and athletic events) sooner. Take a listen to discover expert information about concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery.