Children's Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic
To promote optimal assessment and management, the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute is pleased to offer a Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic as part of its expanding Brain Injury Evaluation and Neuroprotection (BIEN) Program.
Children and teens who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, including concussions or more serious events, require ongoing medical management to ensure appropriate follow-up care.
Treatment for Concussions in Children
The Concussion Clinic at Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers the following pediatric treatments for concussions and traumatic brain injuries:
- Neurologic evaluation and assessment of neuroimaging needs
- Care plan development for resumption of school and activities
- Guidance and supervision of return to physical activity
- Clearance for return to competitive sport participation
- Long-term management of symptoms of post-concussive syndrome
Signs & Symptoms of Concussions in Children
A concussion is any direct or indirect traumatic injury to the head and/or neck that results in any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Balance problems
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling more emotional
- Numbness or tingling
- Feeling like “in a fog”
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering/amnesia
- Visual problems
For children who exhibit one symptom for a brief period of time, this may be a liberal definition. However, there are some children who recover initially, but with subsequent exertion have delayed onset of concussion symptoms.
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