Every 15 seconds, someone in America has a concussion, and 1.5 million people live with traumatic brain injury every day. This month, experts from the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program will answer questions about concussions and why seeking treatment is so important.
Question #3: What can I expect in the treatment plan for a concussion?
Everyone recovers and responds to concussions differently and recovery times may vary. Many concussions resolve within 7 to 10 days. However, some concussions can last for weeks or months. Some factors that affect recovery time include:
We perform a comprehensive review of current concerns and symptoms, pertinent medical history, previous records, imaging and conduct a physical examination at the initial evaluation. Treatment plan is then individualized to each patient based on our findings and patient concerns but recommendations can include:
Our program is different because we take care of all concussions regardless of mechanism sustained. We strive for early access to our experts, who can be seen as soon as a day or two after the injury. Our team is composed of experts ranging from neurology, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, physical therapy, and neuropsychology, all with experience in treating the different aspects of concussion.
On Thursday, August 18, Rochester Regional Health experts will join former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly prior to the Rochester Red Wings game at 7:05 for a discussion on concussions as Rochester Regional Health launches the region’s first concussion program designed for everyone. Learn more about Rochester Regional Health’s Concussion Program here.
Monday, November 5, 2018
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Rochester Regional Health one of Healthcare’s Most Wired for 2018. The distinction is based on the system’s ability to adopt, implement and apply new information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.Read News Article
Friday, October 26, 2018
Meet Nicole Snyder: a mother, a wife, and a breast cancer survivor. Her diligence about routine breast screening may have saved her life.Read News Article