Treatment for Concussion Omaha, NE

Initial visit

During appointments, your child’s physical evaluation may test:

  • Memory and concentration
  • Vision
  • Balance and coordination
  • Reflexes
  • Head-and-neck range of motion

In rare cases, we may order an imaging scan  such as MRI or CT to examine the brain for possible bleeding or swelling in the skull.

Based on these findings, we will craft a personalized plan for return to learn and return to sport, while also providing education on dos and don’ts following injury. Based on your child’s constellation of symptoms we will also prescribe a personalized home exercise program to expedite recovery and ensure that there are no long-term effects.

We will provide you with paperwork to help facilitate accommodations from school, athletic trainers, and coaches.

Follow up visits

Follow up visits will consist of examining progress since your initial visit, testing cognitive functioning, and making tweaks to your individualized treatment plan, including updates to paperwork for community partners who are helping coordinate your care plan (i.e., schools, athletic trainers, and coaches).

Following a concussion, the type of computerized neuro-cognitive test to be used will depend on age of patient and which test has the best research support for that age

On average you can expect 3 total visits, though some people may require more or less visits. The length of time between initial injury and medical clearance will depend on how quickly you are seen, if there are co-occurring injuries, and existing psychological stressors.

Follow up Visits
Urgent Concussion Care Omaha, NE

When to go to the ER or urgent care

Concussions rarely require a visit to the ER or Urgent Care first. However, there are important signs that warrant such a visit or a call to 911. These include:

  • Convulsions or Seizures
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Inability to wake up or extreme drowsiness
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling
  • One pupil noticeably larger than the other

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