Concussion Management

The Road to Recovering from a Brain Injury

Regan Rodgers remembers little about what happened on Sept. 24, 2015, while playing ninth-grade football against an Allen team. “My husband and I knew watching the game, he was getting pummeled,” recalls Jennifer Rodgers, an English teacher at Clayton Downing Middle School in Flower Mound. In the year since the Marcus High School sophomore suffered brain trauma, his family, a local ...

Neck Strength/Power in Concussion Prevention

In further articles coming shortly I will be discussing other potential concussion prevention techniques, some that we have discussed briefly on this blog before. Today I want to say a few words about neck strength, size and power and how it relates to the incidence of concussion. My opinions are just that, opinions, but they are based on personal observation(anecdotal admittedly) while treating ...

Reflections and Updates from Spring and Summer Concussion Conferences

I have had both the pleasure and good fortune the first half of this year to attend four symposiums and conferences on the diagnoses and management of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or concussion). I had the opportunity to listen, learn and interact with the premier researchers and leaders in this exploding area of science, from the perspectives of Sports Medicine Physicians, PhD. level ...

Concussion Management Now and Then

It wasn’t but a short time ago that the widely held notions of what defined a concussion and how the medical community managed it differed dramatically from what we do today. The paradigm has completely changed. While all concussions are not equal we do not attempt to grade the severity or base management upon some scoring system, of which there were nineteen. The mechanisms that cause the ...

Our Approach to Concussion Management

No two concussions are exactly identical so the care of each athlete is tailored to them. Generally our management is a conservative one yet with the goal to recover the patient as quickly, comfortably and safely as possible. We generally believe that customized early cognitive rest is important for faster recuperation with less symptoms, meaning that we tend to hold the student athlete out of ...

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