Head Pain & Concussions

Head Pain & Concussion Care in Lewisville & Frisco

Emergency Head & Brain Injury Treatment in Little Elm, Highland Village, and surrounding communities

Head pain and injuries are serious medical conditions that necessitate prompt professional attention. If you are experiencing head pain or if you or a loved one sustained any type of head injury, contact ER of Texas or call 911 right away.

At ER of Texas, we provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic testing services and treatments for patients suffering from head pain and concussions. At our multiple, state-of-the-art emergency facilities, conveniently located throughout Denton, and Collin Counties, we utilize cutting-edge technology and equipment to provide patients with better, faster care.

Call us at a location near you for emergency head pain or concussion treatment in Lewisville, Frisco, or the nearby areas. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Common Causes of Head Pain

Head pain has many possible causes and can indicate a number of conditions, ranging from mild to moderate to severe. Anyone who experiences new, sudden, or worsening head pain should seek professional medical evaluation and treatment right away.

Some of the many causes of head pain, including headaches, include:

  • Infections
  • Colds and fevers
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Stress
  • Low blood sugar
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Medication side effects
  • Environmental triggers
  • Head trauma
  • Genetic factors

The first step in treating chronic headaches or new head pain is obtaining an accurate diagnosis. At ER of Texas, our board-certified physicians utilize advanced equipment and diagnostic tools in order to assess your condition and provide a professional diagnosis prior to treatment.

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when the brain moves rapidly back and forth within the skull. This can lead to chemical changes within the brain, as well as damage to brain cells that are stretched as a result of the sudden bouncing, twisting, or rotational movement of the brain.

TBIs are so named because they result from traumatic events and accidents, such as motor vehicle collisions or falls. While concussions are typically categorized as “mild” TBIs because they are not life-threatening, they are still relatively serious injuries. Anyone who exhibits symptoms of a concussion should seek medical attention, as the effects can be serious.

Concussion Symptoms

Some of the most common signs someone has sustained a concussion include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • “Ringing” in the ears
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Dizziness

Though less common, the following symptoms may also indicate someone has suffered a fairly serious concussion:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Appearing “dazed”
  • Slurring words
  • Delayed response time
  • Forgetfulness
  • Marked confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Irritability
  • Taste and smell disorders

Additionally, some of the common signs of concussion in children include:

  • Listlessness
  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Poor mood
  • Excessive crying
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Apparent lack of interest in toys, interaction, etc.
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits

Common Causes of Concussions

Generally speaking, concussions are caused by blows to the head or by violent shaking of the head or upper body.

Commonly, concussions result from:

  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Recreational accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Acts of violence

When to See a Doctor for Head Pain

If you were involved in any type of accident or traumatic event, such as a car crash or serious slip and fall, or if you sustained any other obvious and apparent blow to the head, see a medical professional. Your doctor can conduct critical diagnostic tests and either rule out or confirm that you have had a concussion. From there, he or she can recommend the proper treatment.

Additionally, if you experience any head pain that comes on suddenly, headaches that are more severe or frequent than usual, or head pain that worsens or does not improve with over-the-counter pain medications, you should see a doctor. If you are experiencing what feels like the worst headache of your life or a severe headache accompanied by any other warnings signs—such as confusion, fainting, a high fever, stiff neck, trouble walking or speaking, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, or numbness/partial paralysis—seek immediate emergency care.

Contact ER of Texas Today

We provide comprehensive, cutting-edge head pain and concussion treatment in Highland Village, Little Elm, and all of the surrounding areas. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the highest quality care from the moment you call.

If you need emergency care for a head injury, head pain, or suspected concussion, contact us at a location near you or call 911.

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Locations

Highland Village

3160 Justin Road
Highland Village, TX 75077

Hurst

824 Airport Freeway
Hurst, TX 76054

Medical Center

1710 U.S. 287 Frontage Road
Mansfield, TX 76063

Texoma

115 W Travis Street
Sherman, TX 75092

Colleyville

5000 Hwy 121
Colleyville, TX 76034

Little Elm

2800 Little Elm Parkway
Little Elm, TX 75068

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