NOTE: Immediately remove an athlete from play, or child/adult from routine activities, if concussion is suspected—Reinforce rest following a concussion. Remember, concussion is a brain injury.
If you suspect a concussion, contact a LCHP for diagnosis and treatment. Your LHCP may take a health history and do a physical exam. In some cases, additional testing may be needed. Treatment will be determined by your LHCP and may include limiting cognitive (thinking and learning) physical (exercise) activity as well as stress. This may include limitations on return to school or work for a period of time.
It is important to seek medical help if you think you have experienced a concussion as delaying necessary treatment could lead to serious complications and even death.