Post-Concussion Syndrome

Sovereign Rehabilitation understands how difficult it is to see your child suffer from a post-concussion disorder. This syndrome is a complex disorder that can be a result of a mild-traumatic brain injury. Post-concussion syndrome can manifest in a variety of ways resulting in headaches and dizziness that last for weeks or even months after an injury that caused a concussion. A concussion typically coincides with a blow to the head, often from sports related injuries. Your child does not have to experience a loss of consciousness in order to be diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. In many cases of post-concussion disorder, symptoms will appear within the first 7 to 10 days after the initial injury. Working closely with your physician and the team at Sovereign Rehabilitation can help ease your child’s discomfort stemming from post-concussion syndrome.

Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment in Children

At Sovereign Rehabilitation we are devoted to providing your child with individual care based on specific needs and problems. There is no specific treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Treatment is determined by observation of symptoms. Physical therapy rehabilitation can help your child with the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome to increase mobility and functionality aspects that stem from this syndrome. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we address movement difficulties, decreased motor skills, improve strength and increase flexibly. We can also help relieve other symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and joint problems. A series of treatment methods are utilized that can include working on soft tissue restrictions and joint mobility, vestibular exercises to help with accommodation and exercises that includes stretching, balance training and coordination. We are dedicated to helping your child feel better by alleviating the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.

Signs and Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of concentration and memory
  • Noise and light sensitivity

One of the most common symptoms of post-concussion syndrome is tension headaches or migraines. Many times, tension headaches are a direct result of neck injuries that were sustained simultaneously with a mild-traumatic brain injury. In other cases, symptoms may also include behavior or emotional changes that manifest from post-concussion syndrome. If your child has been diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, the team at Sovereign Rehabilitation can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Our Current Pediatric Therapy Program is being improved. We anticipate taking pediatric therapy appointments in the Fall of 2019.