A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow or jolt to the head, resulting in a change in brain condition. If left untreated, a concussion can result in serious, sometimes prolonged symptoms. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment from professionals trained in concussion assessment and management. At Rochester Regional Health’s Concussion Program, we ensure just that. Our physicians are experts who specialize in concussion care.
At Rochester Regional Health’s Concussion Program, our multidisciplinary team of concussion specialists are experienced in recognizing the symptoms of concussion—and identifying proper treatments—quickly and effectively. The most common symptoms of a concussion include:
Symptoms of a concussion may occur right away, but some may not start for weeks or even months after the injury. Symptoms may last less than a day or may linger for months, or longer.
Depending on your symptoms, your concussion evaluation may include:
Based on your symptoms and evaluation, our physicians will develop a customized care plan, which may include:
Most concussion patients recover quickly with the proper care, but it is critical to follow your customized care plan carefully. Returning to activities too soon, before the brain recovers, may cause a repeat concussion, which increases the risk for a more severe permanent brain injury.