You want your child to participate in the activities that make him or her happy. Whether your schedule is full of football practices, soccer games, or skateboard contests, these pursuits define your young one.
Of course, physical endeavors occasionally result in physical injuries, and some injuries can be more serious than others. Any collision or accident that involves your child’s head should be handled carefully.
If you suspect your child has sustained a concussion, you should get in touch with our office. Even if you know the signs and symptoms of a concussion in your child, it is best to contact medical professionals to handle this problem. NeuroHealth Arlington Heights has been in business for more than 25 years; we offer pediatric concussion services in greater Chicago, IL.
Which Symptoms May Indicate a Concussion
Because a concussion may take hours or days to symptomize, you will want to keep an eye on your child’s behavior for a while. At NeuroHealth Arlington Heights, we recommend you watch for these possible symptoms in your child:
- Dizziness, nausea, or vomiting
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Mood swings
- Difficulty remembering or concentrating
- Sensitivity to noises and lights
- Blurry vision
- Mental fogginess
These conditions may point to a possible concussion, which is an injury that disrupts brain function.
What to Do About Your Child’s Concussion
We can examine your child’s condition and perform a neuropsychological assessment that determines whether he or she sustained a concussion. Using the information gained from the assessment, we can recommend a personalized treatment plan. In many cases, children are able to return to physical activity as soon as the symptoms have completely resolved.
How to Schedule an Appointment
Scheduling an appointment with our office in Arlington Heights, IL is easy. Simply give us a call at (847) 754-9343. Or, you can visit our contact page to request information electronically.
Once you arrive at our clinic, we will perform our pediatric concussion services and get your child started on a path back to wellness. If necessary, we will even work with your child’s school or athletic coaches to keep them informed of the situation.