Confusing Concussions with Other Ailments

Cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis, M.D., the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland and XLNTbrain LLC, recent wrote a blog about how many other ailments are confused with concussions.

Specifically, he wrote about the “risk of misinterpreting symptoms that appear to be due to a concussion” and how “it is common for an athlete to experience signs and symptoms that mimic concussions but are due to other conditions.”

Among the “symptoms” he noted were:

  • Heat Exhaustion/Dehydration
  • Occipital Neuritis
  • Migraine
  • TMJ
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Analgesic Overuse Headache
  • Reactive Psychological Issues
  • Reactive Sleep Issues
  • Cervical Strain/Sprain
  • Orthostatic Hypotension/Tachycardia

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