Concussions in adults are treated similarly to concussions in childrens and teenagers. Adults who experience any type of trauma to the head should be evaluated for a concussion to avoid any long-term side effects.
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI). They’re often thought of only in relation to kids or teenagers, but adults of all ages experience concussions. In fact, people ages 75 and older account for the highest number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths of any age group.
Even a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, can lead to ongoing difficulties with thinking, dizziness, vision, headaches, sleep cycles, and appetite. And having a second concussion before healing from the first is incredibly dangerous, and can result in brain swelling, permanent brain damage and even death. That’s why it’s especially important to seek treatment if your symptoms aren’t going away.
Neurosurgery One offers the only comprehensive concussion clinic for adults in South Denver. We provide comprehensive care in one location and coordinate all of your care to ensure you have the best chance of a full recovery.
At the Neurosurgery One Concussion Clinic, we:
- Assess concussion side effects
- Obtain imaging to help confirm the degree to which the brain has been injured at the time of concussion
- Work with you to create a personalized treatment plan
- Prescribe physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, as appropriate, to help you achieve your goals
- Connect you with neuropsychology providers who can help with memory changes, mood disturbances, and learning difficulties