Concussion is often called the silent or invisible injury because symptoms are invisible and often go unrecognized. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can have long-term cognitive, physical and emotional effects. An initial sign of concussion can be loss of consciousness, however this is not true in all cases as each TBI is unique to the individual. Other common symptoms include: On-the-field amnesia
- Confusion Forgetfulness (“brain fog”)
- Light sensitivity
- Feelings of sluggishness
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According to Dr. Reynolds, “A clinical diagnosis of traumatic brain injury such as concussion is typically based on subjective symptoms reported by parents or observed by clinicians. The assessment tools in a neurological baseline are more objective and effective, providing factual evidence of any brain dysfunction. This data is essential for creating a rehabilitation plan to restore a patient’s neurological health.”
The Sports Concussion Neurological Assessment is available at a special preseason price of $100 ($325 value) until September 30, 2015. For more information contact Dr. Reynolds' Smithtown, Suffolk County Long Island office at 631.265.1223.