is a serious injury
A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head or body.
Symptoms of a concussion can include:
- Balance or coordination problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Behavioral or emotional disruption
Treatment for a concussion is unique to each patient and can include vestibular rehabilitation, visual occulomotor therapy, physical therapy and active recovery. That's why the specialists within the Novant Health Concussion Care Network work as a team to assess, test, manage, treat and rehabilitate the diverse symptoms of concussions.
The primary care sports medicine physicians of Novant Health have advanced training in treating concussions and minimizing the risk of more serious complications. We use a cognitive test called ImPACT™ and vestibular balance testing to measure the effects of a concussion and determine when it is safe for you to return to play. Many of our locations also use leading-edge fMRI brain-mapping technology to evaluate neurological deficits.