Concussions

Concussions are a common type of traumatic brain injury that can occur in various situations, from sports-related activities to accidental falls. Premier Orthopaedic Associates is your trusted partner for advanced concussion care and treatment. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals offer a comprehensive range of services to help our patients recover from a concussion and get back to a safe and active lifestyle.

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Sports-related concussions

Sports-related concussions are a significant concern for athletes of all levels. These injuries can occur in various sports and recreational activities due to collisions, falls, or sudden impacts to the head. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a sports-related concussion is crucial, as prompt evaluation and appropriate management are essential for a safe return to play. Our team specializes in diagnosing and managing sports-related concussions, tailoring treatment plans to each athlete's unique needs and ensuring a safe and effective recovery process.

Falls

Concussions can also result from accidental falls, whether at home, work, or in public spaces. Falls can happen to anyone and may lead to head injuries, including concussions. It's essential to seek immediate medical attention if you experience a fall that results in head trauma, as undiagnosed and untreated concussions can have long-term consequences. Our team is experienced in assessing and treating concussions resulting from falls, providing thorough evaluations and personalized care to facilitate your recovery.

Understanding Different Concussion Types

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Some concussions, often resulting from more severe head trauma, can be classified as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). These concussions may involve more pronounced symptoms and require a comprehensive evaluation to assess potential long-term effects.

Whiplash-related concussions

In motor vehicle accidents, individuals may experience a whiplash injury that includes a concussion. These concussions often involve rapid forward and backward movement of the head and can lead to a range of symptoms.

Direct impact concussions

These occur when an object or force strikes the head directly, causing a concussion. Such concussions can be seen in accidents involving sports equipment, falls, or workplace incidents.

Blast-related concussions

Military personnel and individuals exposed to explosions or blasts are at risk of blast-related concussions. These concussions may involve complex symptoms and require specialized evaluation and treatment.

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Treatments for concussions

The treatment of concussions typically involves a multifaceted approach aimed at managing symptoms, monitoring progress, and ensuring a safe return to normal activities. Rest and avoiding activities that could exacerbate symptoms are often key components of recovery. Depending on the severity of the concussion and the presence of specific symptoms, our treatment options may include:

  • Physical and cognitive rest: Reducing physical and mental exertion to allow the brain to heal is often the first step in concussion management.
  • Symptom management: Medications may be prescribed to alleviate specific symptoms such as headache or nausea.
  • Gradual return to activity: Under the guidance of our healthcare professionals, a gradual return to physical and cognitive activities is planned to ensure a safe and symptom-free recovery.
  • Monitoring: We closely monitor your progress throughout the recovery process, adjusting the treatment plan as needed.
  • Educational support: We provide education to you and your family about the importance of recognizing symptoms, adhering to treatment plans, and preventing future concussions.

Advanced concussion management

Our doctors specializing in concussion management at Premier Orthopaedic Associates are board-certified with expertise in advanced concussion management, among other specialties.  If you've experienced a concussion, whether due to sports-related activities, falls, or other accidents, it's crucial to seek expert care promptly. Premier Orthopaedic Associates is here to provide you with the specialized concussion care and support you need to recover safely and fully.

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Why choose us for concussion treatment?

Choosing Premier Orthopaedic Associates concussion management allows you to experience the most advanced treatment protocols. Our team is recognized for our expertise, compassion, and commitment to the well-being and quality of life of our patients. We offer a breadth of understanding of concussions and the impact on overall health, cognitive abilities, and emotions. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to deliver the most comprehensive care possible. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to accurately assess and monitor concussions. We prioritize patient education, providing you with the knowledge and resources needed to understand and manage your condition. Ultimately, our unwavering dedication to your recovery sets us apart as the premier choice for concussion care in Southern New Jersey.

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