Falls, auto accidents and sports injuries can all cause concussions. Even if you don’t lose consciousness, this serious type of brain injury can still cause symptoms. If you have a concussion, our concussion specialists develop a care plan that will help your brain heal and prevent further injury.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a serious brain injury caused by a hard blow to the head or body. Concussion symptoms range from headache and blurry vision to loss of consciousness.
Because concussion symptoms may interfere with your ability to complete normal daily activities, it’s important to receive a prompt evaluation and diagnosis so treatment can begin quickly.
Multidisciplinary concussion care
After any injury where a concussion is suspected, a team of LVHN health care providers from multiple medical specialties will assess your health and brain function. Your examination and treatment may involve many team members, including doctors, nurse practitioners, concussion rehabilitation specialists and, if you were injured during a sports activity, athletic trainers.
Together, your care team will work with you to determine the seriousness of your concussion. Then, they will create a treatment plan that is best suited to your unique needs.
Advanced technologies to treat brain injury
We use state-of-the-art technologies, including the computer-based ImPACT® test, to measure the extent of your brain injury. These technologies also help us decide when it’s safe for you to return to your normal activities.
Our credentialed ImPACT consultants work with other members of your care team to evaluate and treat your concussion symptoms.
Quick access to concussion care
For your convenience, our concussion specialists work out of several outpatient locations across LVHN. Quick access to care means the treatment you need starts sooner.