Niagara Pediatric Neurology Patient Resources
A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way a child may think and remember things, and can cause a variety of symptoms.
How do I know if I have had a concussion?
Coaches, teachers and parents can use the following evidence-based tool to assess for concussion:
The majority of concussions will resolve on their own within 10-14 days. Prolonged concussion symptoms, called Post Concussive Syndrome may persist in some children and adults.
Seeing a neurologist or other specialist in concussion may be beneficial if you develop Post Concussive Syndrome. Post Concussive Syndrome may require specific treatment which will be prescribed by your doctor including:
Graduated Aerobic Activity
Mood and Anxiety Treatment