Re:Cognition Health’s Post Concussion Clinic offers expert advice following a head injury and is accessible for patients over 18 years.
Many people suffer a blow to the head or experience a violent shake to the head over their lifetime. Because the blow of shake to the head can feel trivial, or symptoms can come on after a slight delay i.e., the following day, many patients don’t realise they have suffered a concussion.
For most, symptoms can be mild and settle quickly, however, if symptoms don’t settle, they can have a significant impact on the patient’s day to day life.
For those who have had an injury and are concerned, it can be stressful to navigate and access appropriate and compassionate support from the medical system.
At Recognition Health, we offer patients the opportunity to talk to us so we can assess your injury and potential effects.
We offer an assessment and treatment pathway for patients with persistent concussion symptoms. At the very least, we will provide you with a letter that documents the accident and on-going symptoms, and explains the link between the two, which will help significantly when accessing NHS services.
If you had a bump or a violent shake to the head and have on-going symptoms, you may be suffering
of any of the symptoms below:
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- A headache that gets worse over time
- Fluid or blood draining from the nose or ears
- Vision or eye disturbances, such as pupils that are bigger than normal (dilated pupils) or
pupils of unequal sizes
- Ringing in the ears that doesn’t go away
- Weakness in the arms or legs
- Appearing very pale for longer than an hour
- Changes in behaviour
- Confusion or disorientation, such as difficulty recognizing people or places
- Slurred speech or other changes in speech
- Obvious difficulty with mental function or physical coordination
- Changes in physical coordination, such as stumbling or clumsiness
- Seizures or convulsions
- Lasting or recurrent dizziness
- Symptoms that worsen over time
- Large head bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead in children, especially in
infants under 12 months of age
Take our Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Our self-assessment questionnaire is a self-reporting assessment which will be reviewed by a concussion specialist. Once you have filled out the questionnaire our team will be in contact with a recommendation based on your response.
Once we receive your questionnaire, we will review your responses to determine whether you are likely to have suffered a concussion. We will inform you of our opinion and offer you the option to:
- Write you a letter for your GP
- Arrange an appointment with one of our consultant
neurologists in our concussion clinic
If you have any questions, please call 020 4571 8530