Concussion Care Center
After a sports injury, fall or car accident, it can seem lucky to come away with just a few bumps and bruises. But a jolt to the head is nothing to play down. Signs of a concussion may not show up right away. But it's a serious head injury that can lead to lasting brain damage.
That's why it's crucial to be evaluated by a concussion expert within 24 to 48 hours of the injury. At the Cape Regional Concussion Care Center in Cape May County, we use advanced technology to create a baseline for each patient. That allows us to diagnose brain injuries and precisely measure progress during recovery.
If you do have a concussion, the center will develop a customized concussion rehab program to help you recover the cognitive and physical skills lost as the result of a concussion.
Concussion signs and symptoms
People with a concussion or other brain injury may say they "just don't feel right" after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body. Or they may:
- Have trouble recalling events before or after a hit or fall.
- Appear dazed or stunned.
- Forget an instruction; be confused about an assignment or position; or be unsure of the game, score or opponent.
- Move clumsily.
- Answer questions slowly.
- Lose consciousness (even briefly).
- Show mood, behavior or personality changes.
- Have a headache or feel pressure in the head.
- Have nausea or vomiting.
- Have balance problems, dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
- Be bothered by light or noise.
- Feel sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy.
- Feel confused or have concentration or memory problems.
Schedule a concussion evaluation
To schedule a concussion evaluation, please call 609.463.CAPE (609.463.2273).