Expert Advice: How to help someone recover from concussion
Host Amber Smith: Here's some expert advice from Dr. Claudine Ward from Upstate Medical University. What can loved ones do to help someone recover from concussion?
Claudine Ward, MD: Because it's an injury that is difficult to see -- it's not like a person has a fracture and you can see that they're wearing a cast -- it really is important to listen to the person and see what they are experiencing. Because often, it's not anything objector or anything that we can see from the outside that they're going through. There are a lot of different symptoms that a person can have ranging from fatigue, brain fog, headaches, dizziness, mood changes and vision changes. So depending on what they're feeling, what they're experiencing, we would want to make sure that that we're addressing those kinds of things appropriately.
Host Amber Smith: You've been listening to Dr. Claudine Ward from the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Upstate Medical University.