Computer-based Concussion Follow-up
A familiar scenario: your star athlete suffered a head injury (your quarterback got ‘dinged’ after a late tackle, your cheerleader was accidently dropped, your lacrosse star was blind-sided with a stick – we’ve heard them all). Was it a concussion? Should they return to their sport? Should you worry? What about school? Will there be permanent brain damage?
Our first recommendation: take a deep breath and relax. The vast majority of concussions resolve in fairly short order and life returns to normal. Honest. We are, however, aware that there exists a great deal of odd ideas and misconceptions about concussion diagnosis and management, and a lot of ill-advised and medically unsound treatment ideas. We want to change that.
At New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, our philosophical approach is to be compassionate, holistic, and scientifically rigorous. As concussion experts, we feel our job is to:
- Diagnose accurately and early
- Educate Educate Educate
- Develop a treatment plan that is both individualized and based on the most up to date, scientifically sound principles.
- Partner with you for as long as it takes your child to recover fully and return to school and sport
We use CNS-Vital Signs as our computer-based cognitive test, simply because it is, on our opinion, the most accurate in diagnosing brain injury in concussed athletes. This in turn, allows us to formulate an individualized treatment plan. Our goal is to get your child back to school and sport as quickly and safely as possible, and to return normalcy (if there is such a thing!) to your life.