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At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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.