What is a Concussion?
Our clinic welcomes athletes from Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. To schedule an appointment with the Cottage Concussion Clinic, please call 805-696-7909.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no other visible signs of a brain injury.
You don't have to pass out (lose consciousness) to have a concussion. Some people will have obvious symptoms of a concussion, such as passing out or forgetting what happened right before the injury. But other people won't. With rest, most people fully recover from a concussion.
In rare cases, concussions cause more serious problems. Repeated concussions or a severe concussion may lead to long-lasting problems with movement, learning, or speaking. Because of the small chance of serious problems, it is important to contact our clinic if you or someone you know has symptoms of a concussion.
If you believe someone has suffered a concussion, please call the Cottage Concussion Clinic at 805-696-7909.