Watch the interview on News4SA
March is known as Brain Injury Awareness Month. With the weather getting nicer and sports starting up for the spring, injuries can happen to anyone, at any time. It's common to hear people having a traumatic brain injury, but what does that really mean? Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects.
As many as 3.8 million concussions occur each year and almost half of concussions that occur go undetected and untreated.
Dr. Caitlyn Mooney, a Sports Medicine Specialist at UT Health San Antonio, says symptoms to look for immediately after an injury include:
-Confusion or brain fog
Dr. Mooney highly recommends seeing a doctor if you or a loved one has received a blow to the head or body.
For more information, you can watch the full interview.
To schedule an appointment, call (210) 450-9300 or visit UT Health San Antonio.