Emergency Care

Experienced care for a concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that results from the brain moving forcefully and suddenly. Concussions damage brain cells and increase your risk for damage until you heal. After any type of traumatic brain injury, you’ll need a medical expert to evaluate your condition to prevent serious complications.

For a thorough assessment of concussion symptoms in Goshen, IN, visit Goshen Hospital Emergency Department. With 24/7 comprehensive imaging and laboratory services, we evaluate and diagnose a wide range of medical conditions. Visit our emergency room on 200 High Park Ave. for treatment anytime you need it.

Concussion symptoms and when to visit the ER

After a concussion, symptoms may appear immediately, within hours or days later. Monitor a concussion victim, including yourself, for the following symptoms:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion or brain fog
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Memory problems
  • Personality changes, irritability or depression
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Sleep problems

Some symptoms require immediate medical care. Call 911 if you or someone experiences:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty walking or talking

Our approach to diagnosing concussions at Goshen Hospital Emergency Department

When you visit our ER for concussion treatment, we may evaluate your whole health using imaging such as a CT scan and a physical exam. Paying close attention to your neurological system, your doctor tests your memory, coordination and reflexes to ensure you’re in good health or determine the next steps in treatment.

Most concussions heal with rest and pain medication. In addition, your Goshen Hospital Emergency Department provider may suggest that you:

  • Avoid activities that require thinking and concentration, such as using a smartphone, playing video games and watching TV
  • Take time off from work or school
  • Use over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen
  • Get your doctor’s approval before returning to sports

If you need advanced treatment, we’ll connect you with the care you need.

Committed to Elkhart County, Goshen Hospital Emergency Department provides compassionate care for concussions in Goshen, IN.