Concussion injuries occur following a traumatic impact or force that causes the brain to move violently within the skull. Contact sports like football, hockey, and soccer, as well as everyday falls, bumps, and accidents result in millions of cases every year. However, due to the varying nature of the symptoms many people go undiagnosed and untreated.
The Concussion Program at Hospital for Special Surgery is an active recovery clinic dedicated to providing expert, timely, and comprehensive care to patients suffering from concussions. Each concussion is a truly unique medical problem that calls for individualized, cutting-edge treatment. Patients are evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts to target all of the individual symptoms that arise after a head injury. We draw on the core strengths of HSS, offering highly specialized treatment and serving as a leader in clinical care and research. We are committed to providing the physiological, psychological, emotional, and vocational care needed to get all our patients back in the game as safely and quickly as possible.
Concussions are a complex and evolving medical problem. Find the answers to your common questions about diagnosing and treating concussions.
Our approach to concussion management involves a continuum of care to proficiently diagnose patients and then support them throughout their recovery.
Due to the ever-changing nature of concussions and neurological dangers of repeat concussions, there is potential for tremendous benefit through research.
If you experience signs and symptoms after a recent head trauma please contact us to see if we can help.
We are available Monday to Friday and accept most insurance plans.
Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lauren Langford Fasanella, LCSW
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