Concussion

Concussion

Concussion can have a significant impact on patients with both temporary and permanent effects. It can lead to altered sensorium, changes in neurological status, seizures, headaches, mood disorders, neuropsychiatric and cognitive disorders and insomnia. Repetitive concussion can, in some cases, result in long term cognitive and neuropsychological issues. Aside from clear cases of concussion, symptoms may include headaches, mood complaints, insomnia, personality changes, poor concentration or attention span, excessive somnolence or eating disorders.

Diagnosis


Dr. Lerman's practice provides the latest diagnostics and treatments in concussion and post-concussion syndrome.

  • Treadmill testing: One of the latest diagnostic tools in evaluating concussion.
  • Computerized tomography (CT or CAT) scan: Series of x-rays offers a three-dimensional detailed picture of the brain to detect injuries under the skull or within the brain.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): State-of-the-art MRI technology offered in-house, it provides a precise image of the brain’s structure to identify affected areas of the brain.
  • Neurological and cognitive examination and tests to assess changes indicating concussion.

Treatment


  • Individual counseling for return to everyday activities.
  • Treatment for issues related to concussion, such as headaches, mood changes and sleeping disorders.