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What is a Concussion?

A blow or a jolt to the head can cause a concussion. An injury to another part of the body that transmits force to the head can also lead to a concussion.

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury with both physical and emotional symptoms. Symptoms include: 

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty maintaining balance
  • Confusion
  • Changes in behavior or personality
  • Difficulty concentrating

Some symptoms will last only an hour or two while others may last a week or more.

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UR Medicine's Treatments for Concussion

If you think you might have a concussion, you should see your primary care doctor or make an appointment with a physician in our UR Medicine Concussion Program for evaluation as soon as possible.

Our Neurology and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation teams work together to deliver the latest in medical and surgical care to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate concussions.

After we review all symptoms and perform an examination, we'll determine if any further tests, such as an MRI scan, are needed.

Treatment may include:

  • Balance exercises/activities
  • Cervical spine, scapular and postural exercises/activities
  • Vestibular exercises/maneuvers to treat dizziness/vertigo
  • Aerobic testing to determine tolerance to increased activity
  • Exercises/activities specific to a sport, work, or task

We also have physical therapists who can help you return to your normal lifestyle. They will perform a thorough evaluation, looking for concussion symptoms. Every concussion is unique, so our physical therapists work closely with patients to determine the best exercises and activities for them.

What Sets Us Apart?

For sports concussions, UR Medicine Athletic trainers work closely with local high schools and colleges to provide immediate care for injuries during practices or games. They also triage concussions and work with UR Medicine physicians to coordinate care for the athletes. Many local professional sports teams also trust our physicians as their official team doctors.

Because we’re an academic medical center, our expert clinicians also perform research, including groundbreaking work on concussions. We took part in the largest sports concussion research project ever, a joint effort between the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense. That continued a long history of research to find better ways of diagnosing and treating concussions.


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20 locations

Urgent Care - Spencerport

42 Nichols Street, Suite 1
Spencerport, NY 14559

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Brighton

Clinton Crossings, Building D
4901 Lac De Ville Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14618

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Greece

South Pointe Landing
10 South Pointe Landing
Rochester, NY 14626

Urgent Care - Canandaigua

699 South Main Street, Suite 5
Canandaigua, NY 14424-2208

Urgent Care - Newark

800 West Miller Street, Suite 11
Newark, NY 14513-1354

Urgent Care - Wellsville

Jones Memorial Hospital
191 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Wellsville, NY 14895-1150

Urgent Care - Farmington

Thompson Medical Center
1160 Corporate Drive, 1st Floor
Farmington, NY 14425-9534

Urgent Care - Webster

2070 Empire Boulevard, Suite 1
Webster, NY 14580-1917

Urgent Care - Penfield

2134 Penfield Road, Suite 1
Penfield, NY 14526-1736

Urgent Care - Perinton

1669 Pittsford-Victor Road, Suite 100
Victor, NY 14564-9618

Urgent Care - Pittsford

Pittsford Colony Plaza
3400 Monroe Avenue, Suite 16
Rochester, NY 14618-4725

Urgent Care - Geneseo

Noyes Health Services
50 East South Street, 1st Floor
Geneseo, NY 14454-1300

Urgent Care - Hornell

St. James Medical Office Building
7309 Seneca Road North, Suite 103
Hornell, NY 14843-9691

Urgent Care - Henrietta

1300 Jefferson Road, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14623-3195

Urgent Care - Greece

2047 West Ridge Road, Suite 1
Rochester, NY 14626-271

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Penfield

Platinum Office Complex
2064 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Canandaigua

Canandaigua Commons
699 South Main Street, Suite 3
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Neurology - Brighton

Clinton Crossings, Building C
919 Westfall Road, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

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