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Concussion Management

Concussion Management services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee and PANAMA CITY, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA and Bluffton, Greenville and North Charleston, SC

Concussions are potentially serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that require excellent concussion management during your recovery. At Medicus Spine & Joint offices in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, the experienced concussion management experts provide TBI evaluations and other essential care to patients experiencing concussions. Book your visit with the experts by calling the nearest office or clicking the online scheduler now. 

Concussion Management Q & A

Are concussions serious?

While concussions are generally considered mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), they still affect brain function and could have long-lasting adverse effects without treatment. Only a proper concussion management plan can help you recover fully and return to your life without risking another injury.

What is a concussion management plan?

A concussion management plan covers all your medical needs from the time of the injury through your full return to normal activities. 

The Medicus Spine & Joint experts specialize in TBIs, particularly concussions, and provide all this essential care in their five offices throughout Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. 

What does a concussion management plan consist of?

The first step in your concussion management plan is a TBI assessment. The TBI assessment includes testing of:

  • Thinking
  • Reflexes
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Eye movement patterns
  • Sensory function
  • Motor function

A TBI assessment helps your medical providers determine the type and extent of your brain injury. They then use that information to create a recovery plan that supports your healing.

There is no miracle cure for a concussion: working through it is the only way out. The experts at Medicus Spine & Joint can bring you through it successfully. 

Physical and mental rest are the main focus in the first few days after the injury. This includes limited screen time, no strenuous physical activity, and generally quiet days at home.  

Part of concussion management is education. For example, you may have a headache during your early recovery. You can’t take certain over-the-counter medications because they can increase the chance of a brain bleed, but your experienced providers can recommend medications to ease your pain without endangering your recovery. 

Your recovery plan may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and routine changes like a shortened workday as you transition back to your regular life. You could also need other types of medical treatments based on the effects of your concussion. 

Medicus Spine & Joint uses the most up-to-date concussion management strategies to make your recovery process as smooth and easy as possible and ensure you have the fullest recovery possible.

Most people with concussions recover completely — but to get those results, you need compassionate, supportive care from concussion management experts. Call the Medicus Spine & Joint office nearest you or book your appointment online now.