Every day of our lives, the truth is that we are always at risk for an unplanned injury – no matter how careful you are or what steps you take to prevent accidents. When you live life hard, playing physically demanding sports or engaging in high-risk recreational activities, you knowingly place yourself at a greater chance of injury than others who live quieter lives. However, since the future is unpredictable, significant accidents can happen to anyone, even cautious people. And when they do, it’s essential for you to be prepared and understand your next logical steps.
Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), occurs when an individual experiences an incredible physical head impact that damages the tissue and blood vessels of the brain. You may suffer several terrible symptoms such as mental health issues, lack of coordination, vertigo, loss of attention span and focus, blurred or pained vision, headache, emotional dysregulation, and memory loss or damage.
When concussion is suspected, you must report your symptoms to our highly experienced physicians as soon as possible. Treatment is simple but must begin immediately after diagnosis. Once you have been diagnosed with a concussion, you will be required to limit all activity including both physical and mental while your brain recovers.
To treat concussions, our physicians typically apply ice to the area where the trauma occurred to slow down any swelling. You’ll need to continue icing on and off at home for a period of time to be determined by one of our doctors. If the impact has left your brain gasping for air, you may also be required to wear an oxygen mask while your body recovers.
Head injuries must be taken very seriously. If you do not seek concussion treatment or follow through with the treatment recommendations, you put yourself at risk for further and permanent brain damage. Auto & Work Injury Walk-In Clinic is open to both appointment and walk-in patients, because you can never predict an accident. Please use our ‘no appointment necessary’ policy to your benefit and seek treatment sooner rather than later. We cater to patients who need immediate care from every walk of life, both the hard-living, hard-playing and the quiet-life alike. No matter what the cause of the injury we will be glad to help. If your injury involves a worker’s compensation claim, you may wish to speak with our work injury experts team as well.
Were you injured in a car accident? Is your head injury work related? Our highly skilled urgent care physicians in Accident Doctor San Antonio are here to help when you need immediate care. Request an appointment online or call (210) 615-0400 for more information.