The Concussion Program at HSS Westchester provides expert and comprehensive care to patients suffering from concussions. Every concussion is unique, and patients are evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts to target all of the different symptoms that arise after a head injury. HSS Westchester offers highly specialized treatment and provides the multi-faceted care needed to return our patients to sport and physical activity as safely and quickly as possible.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head or a blow to the body with the force transmitted to the head. It can happen during any activity. A concussion can affect the normal function of the brain. You do not need to lose consciousness to have a concussion.
If you have or are observed to have the danger signs listed below, please dial 911 or head to your nearest ER.
Getting appropriate care will help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Recovery from concussion may include resting your brain from normal cognitive activities. You may need to gradually return to normal routines while your brain heals. Recovery is different for each person but limiting activities to levels that will not increase concussion symptoms is the primary goal.
If you do not have any concussion danger signs and would like to make an appointment with a physician specialized in the evaluation of concussions, headaches, or head trauma, please call the HSS Concussion Helpline during normal business hours: 877-542-9398