Conditions & Treatments
Seek immediate emergency attention or dial 911 if the following symptoms are present:
- One pupil in the eye (dark center) is larger in one eye compared to the other.
- Seizure/Convulsions occur
- A headache becomes worsens and becomes severe
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred Speech
- Increased confusion, restlessness or agitation
- Has difficulty recognizing people, items and places
- Weakness and/or numbness
- Abnormal behavior
- Very tired/drowsy and/or can not be awakened
Other Important Signs & Symptoms:
General List of Symptoms Associated with a Concussion
- Amnesia (memory loss) of events before, during and/or after the injury
- “Seeing Stars”
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to Light and/or Noise
- Trouble Concentrating or focusing
- Slow to respond
- Appear dazed
- A feeling of “fogginess” is expressed
- Irritability or other personality changes
- Disrupted Sleep Patterns
- Trouble falling asleep/staying asleep/waking up
- Sleeping less or more
- Changes in senses such as taste or smell
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is disrupted by a blow or shock to the head. Most people recover from a concussion in a week or two, but symptoms can sometimes last longer and can affect performance at school, work and common daily activities.
Contact our Concussion Clinic:
Weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, please call: (717) 848-4800
All other times, please call: (717) 817-2894
The OSS Health Concussion Clinic was started to meet the increased demand for quality care of sports concussions. OSS Health provides follow-up (non-emergent) care for patients 10 years of age and older. OSS Health believes in a team approach to care and works with families and communities to provide a plan for recovery and return to activity. We encourage student-athletes involved at their schools to work with the Athletic Trainer and your Athletic Trainer can contact our team to help facilitate an appointment. The OSS Health Concussion Clinic is a Certified ImPACT Clinic (CIC) and we can provide ImPACT testing.
*Please note that if you seek emergency care, you have the right to see any physician you like under the guidelines of your insurance or independently. Please contact us at one of the numbers above if you wish see one of our Concussion Clinic Physicians or have any questions.