Our sports medicine specialists can help you return to the activities you love.
Sports concussion is one of the most common sports injuries; however, many people don’t realize how serious a concussion is or the potential impact it can have on your future health.
Symptoms of a concussion may include:
- Balance or coordination problems
- Problems concentrating
- Memory problems
A concussion raises the risk for more serious problems such as brain swelling and epilepsy. If you have a series of concussions over the years, you can also develop long-term problems with memory and mental ability.
Concussion Treatment at Novant Health
Every concussion is a serious injury. At Novant Health, our primary care sports medicine physicians have advanced training in treating concussions and helping athletes lower their risk for more serious brain injury and complications. We use a neurocognitive test called ImPACT™ as well as vestibular balance testing to help measure the effects of a concussion and determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to play. In addition, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center was one of the first in the area to offer clinical fMRI brain mapping technology, a leading-edge tool that benefits patients who require evaluation of neurological deficits.
If you or a family member suspects you have a concussion, get evaluated immediately. Visit one of our primary care physicians or urgent care centers for an expert evaluation and recovery plan to reduce the impact of the injury and prevent additional damage.
To find a concussion expert near you, call 704-316-SPRT (7778).