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.
Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.
At Children's Minnesota, we don't just brush off concussions — we know they can disrupt brain and other physical functions (vision, vestibular and hearing). Our pediatric concussion program provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for children and young adults who have concussions caused by sports, falls or accidents. Whether the symptoms are mild or severe, we have the skill and experience to care for them all.
At Children's Minnesota, we take concussions seriously. A concussion is an injury to the brain that disrupts normal brain function. The symptoms may last only a few minutes or for several months. But whether mild or severe, all concussions should be evaluated by a specialist within 24 to 72 hours. That's where we come in.
Since suffering concussions 24 hours apart, one sister has experienced some setbacks.
Preliminary research shows concussion recovery time doubles when injury is sustained during school year
Concussions and the treatment after one is sustained have been at the forefront of media coverage in recent years. What once was viewed by some as brag-worthy or a badge of honor now is being taken seriously for its potential immediate and long-term effects.