Pediatric Concussion Clinics located in Austin, TX
Brain fog is a worrisome symptom that sometimes occurs due to injured brain cells caused by a concussive injury. The professionals at SportsSafe in Austin, Texas, can evaluate children with this symptom and uncover the underlying cause in the setting of head injury. Parents of children with brain fog should call the office today to make an appointment at SportsSafe.
What is brain fog?
“Brain fog” is a term often used to describe feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, and/or an inability to concentrate. This symptom may occur by itself, or it may develop in combination with other symptoms, such as headaches or dizziness.
What causes brain fog?
Brain fog can have a variety of different causes. If brain fog develops after a patient has experienced a trauma to the head or another type of trauma that may have affected the brain, the cause may be a concussive injury.
A concussive injury is an injury that develops after the patient’s brain has been moved forcefully within the skull. Common causes of concussive injuries include impacts during sporting events, falls affecting the head, and car accidents. Concussive injuries can be serious, so patients with a possible concussion should always seek medical attention.
When should parents be concerned about brain fog?
Parents should be concerned any time a child develops brain fog after the child experienced a head trauma. In these cases, parents should seek medical treatment for the child.
How does SportsSafe determine the cause of brain fog after head injury?
If a child comes in with brain fog, SportsSafe will begin by collecting a detailed medical history to determine whether concussion is a possibility. They will also perform a comprehensive neurologic exam and order any other assessments necessary to diagnose or rule out a concussion. If SportsSafe determines that the child has sustained a concussion, they will develop a treatment plan.
What treatments are available?
Children with brain fog because of a concussion usually need rest, academic accommodations, and occasionally also get relief from medications and/or natural health products, while the brain heals. Once the concussion has healed, the child’s symptoms will typically subside. For most children, the healing process takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Some children may take more or less time to return to normal.
Words from our patients
"Emily and her staff were top notch, professional and thorough... This is a place you can trust your children are receiving the best care possible for healing"
"We are thankful for Sports Safe's expertise and caring attitude"
"Professional, patient, kind, thorough. Highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of concussion"
"The staff is incredible and very well-received by all the kids I saw there... I've been recommending them to everyone in the football team. Keep the fantastic work!"
"The physical was relaxed & efficient, yet thorough. We left the appointment feeling more knowledgeable about concussions and what to look out for. Definitely recommend!"
"Wow, the nurse practitioner was fantastic. Expert, kind care by someone who has been an athlete in the same sport made us feel totally understood and care for"
"SportsSafe is amazing... Thank you to everyone at SportsSafe! I'll make sure we let Coach H. know that all his athletes with concussions should go to SportsSafe!"
" Thorough exam. Great customer service. Peace of mind obtained through the sway and computerized test. "
"My son and I left our visit feeling like we knew so much more about his concussion, what it meant, and what was necessary to help the healing process."
"The staff is optimistic and supportive to the whole person. Giving positive feedback about how to handle their injury and what the future has in store."
"I cannot imagine dealing with the healing process along with all the missed school each time without these wonderful ladies. They have truly been a blessing!"
"Thank goodness for SportsSafe. Able to get an appt within a day, seen on time, very thorough exam and testing."
"I highly recommend Meredith and the clinic to anyone facing the challenges of recovering from a concussion. Professional, prompt, personable, and impressive."