Concussion

Diagnosis and Treatment

If an athlete is suspected to have suffered a concussion, he or she may be referred to one of the URMC Sports Concussion Program physicians. After we review all symptoms and perform an examination, we'll determine if any further tests, such as a CT scan, are necessary.

Because sports-related concussions may be treated in a variety of ways, our physicians will develop the most appropriate care plan. The URMC Sports Concussion Program physicians have a long history of clinical and translational research with concussion patients and continue to actively research better ways to diagnose and treat the condition.

Examples of tests that may be performed include:

  • Evaluation of balance using the Balance Error Scoring
  • System and Nintendo® Wii™ Balance Board
  • Advanced brain imaging with MRI, susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

Fast Fact: It is common for athletes to describe feeling "fuzzy" or "foggy" after a concussion, and to have problems with balance or coordination.

Learn about new guidelines to help reduce the risk of brain injury in high school athletes

Learn more about the research being done at URMC to better treat concussions

Learn more about our NFL grant to research long-term effects of minor concussion

Watch an interview about the importance of concussion awareness and prevention among young athletes.

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For more information, or to make an appointment, call (585) 275-0299.

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