Seeking Treatment for Concussions
April 02, 2014
Whether your child is riding bikes with buddies or playing an organized sport, it’s smart to know when— and where—to seek help if a head injury occurs.
P. John Georgio, M.D., an urgent care sports medicine physician with Providence Medical Institute, offers the following advice.
When to call 911 or go to the ER:
- Loss of movement in a limb
- Loss of vision or double vision
- Headache out of proportion to the injury
When to go to an urgent care center or an emergency department with a rapid medical evaluation or “fast track” process:
- Feeling tired or foggy
- Not as “sharp” as usual
- Feeling “off”