A concussion is an injury to the brain where force causes the brain to move within the skull. A person does not need to lose consciousness or have hit their head to suffer a concussion. All athletes and non-athletes regardless of age, who are suspected of a concussion must stop playing in practice or competition immediately.
Tabeguache Family and Sports Medicine works closely with School District 51 to ensure young people who suffer from a concussion are thoroughly examined before given medical clearance for sports. Understanding the physical, cognitive, and mental effects of a concussion can help patients treat their concussion symptoms and properly manage their recovery.
The information on this page is provided in part by the Western Colorado Concussion Consortium. These resources are provided as a resource for concussion management and should be used for information only. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a professional medical exam or override the advice of your medical provider.
Concussions are often underestimated, ignored, or go undiagnosed. If you think you have a concussion, please do not ignore the symptoms. If you have experienced a severe impact or sudden and rapid acceleration to the head you should visit the ER for a medical examination.
Mesa County Concussion Forms for Download