It’s important to recognize and treat concussion symptoms in athletes of all ages. Our Sports Concussion Program will schedule you fast to ensure you’re promptly assessed and treated after a serious traumatic event.
In children, teens and young adults, it’s especially important to diagnose and treat sports concussions quickly, to ensure normal brain development and prevent the potential long-term effects of brain injury.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the brain crashes into the skull because of an impact. This can make the brain twist or stretch, disrupting the normal balance of chemicals in the brain and causing concussion symptoms and cognitive problems.
Concussion can go unreported. About half of athletes don’t report feeling any symptoms after a concussive blow, and fewer than 10% of sports-related concussions involve a loss of consciousness.
The most reported post-concussion symptoms are headache and dizziness. Other symptoms include:
Members of your treatment team have specialty training in concussions. They use leading-edge technology and techniques to assess and treat concussion symptoms for athletes of all ages and levels, from school-age children to elite competitors.
You may work with several professionals during the evaluation and treatment of your sports concussion, including:
Our sports concussion team can work with coaches, trainers, teachers and employers to treat the symptoms of concussion and train athletes in a customized return-to-play program.
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