Concussion Assessment & Recovery

Concussion Assessment Recovery

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that occurs when someone receives a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Most concussions are sports related, however they can also result from other accidents, such as a motor vehicle accident or a fall.

What are the signs of a Concussion?

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Light or noise sensitivity
  • Feeling nauseous, anxious or clumsy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Irritability and mood changes

High School Sports associated with the highest frequency of concussions: (Sports Concussion Institute)

  • Football
  •  Boys Ice Hockey
  • Girls Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Boys Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Girls & Boys Basketball
  • Girls Softball
  • Field Hockey
  • Cheerleading

Post Concussive Syndrome

Post Concussive Syndrome is when symptoms of a concussion, such as dizziness, headache, or confusion, last for several weeks or months after the injury. Many concussions are diagnosed based on subjective complaints only and not confirmed by diagnostic testing.

At The Neurovation Center, our QEEGs take the uncertainty out of concussion diagnosis. We can “see” how a concussion affects brain function. Better yet, we can treat the symptoms of Post Concussive Syndrome and bring healing to the concussed brain.

Concussion HQ.

Take the uncertainty out of a concussion diagnosis with a snapshot of your healthy brain before a concussive injury. Concussion HQ at The Neurovation Center uses advanced neuroanalysis to take the uncertainty out of concussion diagnosis. We can “see” how a concussion affects brain function. Better yet, we can treat the symptoms of Post Concussive Syndrome and bring healing to the concussed brain.

The Concussion HQ at The Neurovation Center offers the ability to log a visual baseline of a healthy brain to use as a comparison for situations where a concussion may have occurred. This comparison aids assessment and treatment for a faster recovery. A must for all athletes, especially those engaged in contact sports.

How it works…

Simply, call 203-491-2577 to make a 90-minute appointment to visit our office for the Q-Baseline. 

After the Q-Baseline, we will store the information we obtain in our secure server for one year. Should you experience a concussive event, contact us to repeat the Q-Baseline so we may compare the results to your initial assessment. If we find you have a concussion, we will provide you with instructions on what to do next. 

The cost is $150. Screening for ADHD, anxiety and depression is available for an additional fee. 

What is Q-Baselining?

Q-Baselining for athletes is a snapshot of the healthy brain pre-concussed. We perform a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) and Event Related Potential (ERP). By measuring neuronal responses to stimuli, we establish an actual neurological baseline. If you suffer a concussion, we will repeat these tests and the data will be compared.

Why do Q-Baselining?

No other assessment tool measures actual brain function. Q-Baselining is completely safe, reliable and far more informative than any other concussion tool available. With a Q-Baseline, our QEEG analysts can accurately identify the source and nature of brain trauma. We can confirm the problem symptoms that may originate from a concussion and recommend treatment options to heal them. No other baseline service offers this level of analysis and they do not offer treatment. The Neurovation Center specializes in evaluating and treating post-concussive syndrome.

Q-Baselining…and ADHD?!?

The Q-Baseline opens up a world of options for evaluating brain function. Have you wondered if you or your child has ADHD? A learning problem? Do you seem to experience more anxiety than most people and don’t know why? The same data we use to evaluate concussions can be used to evaluate and diagnose mental health issues with a level of insight and accuracy that is unmatched by any other psychological testing options.