Patients with head and/or brain injuries are referred to Dr. Alpiner, a Concussion Specialist.
Dr. Alpiner recently testified as a medical expert on Concussions before the Michigan State Senate regarding Senate Bill 1122.
Listed are the most common symptoms of a concussion. However, ANY change in baseline is considered abnormal and needs to be reported to a qualified medical provider.
1 Somatic Symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, sensory irritability ( bothered by lights, noises, touch), neck pain, feeling of being “off”, balance issues, fatigue
2 Mood Disruption: irritable, depressed, anxious, easily angered, wants to be left alone, seems to be in a “bad mood”
3 Sleep Alteration: loss of productive sleep, difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, having frequent awakenings or excessive sleepiness
4 Cognitive Symptoms: fogginess, poor school performance, deterioration grades, difficulty getting along with others, memory changes, attention/concentration issues, impulsive
To read more about Concussions please go to http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/index.html
Interview with Dr. Alpiner about Concussions – The Daily Tribune
Other Articles on Concussions
For Youth Concussions CME Webcast please click …
Part 2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNsifxQCv_w