Children’s Concussion Clinic specializes in individualized pediatric concussion care
At Children’s Minnesota, we take health care and concussions seriously. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injuries. A concussion is usually caused by a blow to the head or body that results in a disruption or loss of normal brain function and potentially a loss of consciousness. A concussion is diagnosed based on symptoms that can occur immediately after the injury or are recognized hours, possibly days, later.
Children’s Concussion Clinic provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for children and young adults who have concussions caused by sports, accidents or falls. Concussions may take time to heal and following the recommendations provided by a medical professional will ensure that children or teens are on the right path to healing. The pediatric concussion clinic is part of Children’s neuroscience program that includes health specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation and other departments that care for brain and spine issues.
Each injury can present with different symptoms, which can last only a few minutes or for several months. Some of the common signs and symptoms include:
- Blurry vision or coordination problems
Whether mild or severe, all concussions should be evaluated by a medical professional within two to three days. If you suspect your child has experienced a concussion and are looking for care, Children’s Minnesota is here to help any any concussion clinic location. Call your doctor immediately if your child:
- Has a headache that’s not relieved by medication or rest
- Has worsening or new symptoms
- Is vomiting after the injury
- Has trouble waking up or is especially sleepy