A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can disrupt normal brain function. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe and healthy.
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A concussion is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms that can occur immediately after the injury or hours, possibly days, later. Each case is different, but if your child is suffering from a concussion they may present with one or more of the following symptoms. Having more than one physical symptom does not necessarily mean that the concussion is more severe.
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No one plans for a concussion. And yet, concussions need timely assessment and treatment. At Children's Minnesota, we understand that prompt care for concussion is critical. That's why the specialists in our pediatric concussion program work closely with our emergency medicine team to schedule follow up evaluations of young patients.
The concussion team at Children's Minnesota specializes in diagnosing and treating concussions. Our team is made up of a diverse group of specialists in the field of neuroscience who all have one thing in common — vast experience treating kids with concussions.