While safety equipment is important, no helmet or gear can totally prevent a sports concussion. There also is no single test or high-tech approach to diagnose a concussion. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can show up immediately after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until hours or even days after the injury. The best approach is an integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach, using well-trained and knowledgeable experts to manage and treat sports concussions.
Common concussion symptoms include:
- Memory problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light or noise
Our sports medicine physicians are experienced at diagnosing sports concussions both on and off the athletic field. We can also help track your concussion treatment and determine when it’s safe for you to return to your activities.
If you’ve sustained a sports-related head injury, call us t (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. Take a look at our Physician Finder to learn more about our sports medicine physicians.
Please note: if you experience any of the symptoms below, do not wait for an appointment with us. Seek immediate emergency medical attention instead.
- Blurred vision
- Severe headache
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty walking or talking
We will be happy to follow up with you after you’ve been treated.
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center’s experienced sports medicine physicians offer care for concussions in AL.