Concussion Protocol in St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Dr. Jim Osiwala • Health for Life Wellness Center

Concussion Protocol in St. Clair Shores

Concussion Protocol in St. Clair Shores, Michigan

St. Clair Shores Concussion Protocol: There are at least 300,000 sports related concussions per year. In fact, research suggests that the number of documented cases of concussions among children is on the rise.  It has become a growing concern among soccer and football players.

Dr. Jim Osiwala is trained to spot the signs of mild traumatic brain injury, and help each patient to a successful recovery. Dr. Osiwala uses a specific assessment tools to evaluate, assess, and manage concussions in athletes with the end goal of safely returning the athlete back to the sport. This assessment tools are used to evaluate symptoms, physical signs, Glasgow Coma Scale, sideline assessment using Maddocks score, cognitive assessment, balance, and coordination.

See Dr. Osiwala immediately if any of these symptoms occur after a sports injury

  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Stumbling
  • Increased confusion
  • Unconsciousness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Weakness in on arm/leg
  • Worsening headache

Cervical adjustments can help with neck pain and headaches caused by concussions

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a direct blow to the head, neck or face. Because of this fact, there is a good chance that a misalignment of the cervical spine is caused in conjunction with the concussion. Dr. Osiwala can evaluate whether his patients demonstrate signs of neck injuries associated with concussions and provide the necessary treatment to alleviate neck pain and cervicogenic headaches.

Additional guidelines Dr. Osiwala will give for concussion protocol include no alcohol, aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, and sleep agents should be taken. Use Tylenol for pain if necessary. Do not drive until you can return to the sport.

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