A concussion can slow you down and sideline you from sports and other favorite activities. A child with a concussion may also be unable to attend school until they heal. Providence is here for you with timely, compassionate care and the guidance you need to recover from a concussion and prevent long-term damage.
Why Choose Us for Your Concussion Care?
At Providence, our goal is to help adults and children recover from a concussion and get back to everyday life as soon as possible. Here’s why hundreds of patients trust us every year to treat their concussions.
More About Concussions
A concussion is a brain injury that results from an impact to the head, neck or face. A hit to the upper body that is so strong it can jerk your head can also cause a concussion. They can occur in many situations: particularly at work, in a car accident or during contact sports. Although concussions can range from mild to severe, all are serious injuries that require attention.
Concussions can cause many neurological symptoms. These symptoms may be mild and temporary, such as headaches and fatigue, or more severe and longer lasting, such as trouble concentrating or recalling information, and sensitivity to light and noise.
Testing and Diagnostics
Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to determine the severity of your concussion. These may include one or more of the following:
- Balance testing
- Blood test
- Computerized neurocognitive testing
- CT imaging
- Field testing
- Neurological and cognitive tests
- Physical examination
Personalized Treatment for Concussions
No two concussions are alike. That’s why your care team works with you to create a treatment plan based on your medical and personal needs. Your plan will help you avoid additional injury to your brain as you recover and may include one or more of the following:
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Dietary supplements
- Limits on academic work, electronic screen use and physical activity
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
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Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.