Pediatric Concussion Clinics located in Austin, TX
Dizziness that develops after a blow to the head can be the sign of a problem, such as a concussion. When dizziness occurs after a head injury, it is important to seek medical care. SportsSafe offers diagnosis and treatment for patients with symptoms of a concussion including dizziness.
What is dizziness?
Dizziness causes a patient to feel like the world is spinning around them. It may also cause balance difficulty.
What causes dizziness?
Dizziness can occur for many different reasons, from inner ear problems to motion sickness. When dizziness occurs after a child has experienced a blow to the head or another type of trauma, it may be a sign of a concussion.
A concussion is a potentially serious brain injury that occurs when the brain moves too forcefully inside the skull. It can lead to many different symptoms in addition to dizziness; these can include headaches, confusion, trouble with memory or concentration, and more. Because concussions can pose a danger if they aren’t diagnosed and treated properly, parents of children who develop dizziness after a trauma should always seek treatment.
How does SportsSafe determine if a concussion is the cause of dizziness?
When a patient comes in with dizziness after head injury, the SportsSafe providers will take steps to determine if your child has a concussion. In most cases, this will involve a complete neurologic exam, a detailed history, and other assessments designed to look for the signs of a concussive injury.
In most cases, this appointment takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
What treatments are available?
Rest is often the best treatment for a concussion. While the brain heals, the child won’t be able to play sports or participate in any other activity that poses a risk of another injury. Depending on the severity of the condition, children may even need to stay home from school or have shortened school days temporarily. As the concussion heals, children can increase their activity level, per their provider’s recommendations.
How long does it take for a concussion to heal?
Most patients with dizziness caused by a concussion will stop experiencing symptoms within 2-4 weeks after the injury. However, some children may heal faster or slower than average. Children with a concussion should attend all follow-up appointments to make sure that their injury is healing appropriately.
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."