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Neurological Care for Multiple Concussions

Nassau Suffolk Neurology > Neurological Care for Multiple Concussions
Neurologist in Amityville NY

The world of medicine is constantly evolving, and so are we. We start to pick up on injuries that have long term effects, with the study on concussions leading the way. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a hit or jolt to the head and/or body; this then causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth. 

We are just starting to fully grasp what effects multiple concussions have on the body and mind. If you have suffered multiple concussions in the past, we encourage you to reach out to a neurologist in Amityville, NY. If you have recently experienced a concussion, we implore you to do the following:

  • Get a lot of rest. 
  • Avoid activities that could lead to another concussion
  • Write down things you have a hard time remembering
  • Reach out to a neurologist in Amityville, NY, so you can be diagnosed and treated properly for a concussion.

If you had a concussion in the past, odds are you likely recovered a few weeks after the incident. Unfortunately, after experiencing that initial concussion, your risk of getting another increase. That is why it is often you see someone having multiple concussions, not just one singular incident. Be on the lookout for these long term effects if you or someone you love have experienced multiple concussions: 

  • Memory and reasoning are affected
  • Your equilibrium (sight and balance) are off
  • Having trouble with communication and expression/understanding
  • Dealing with a wide range of emotions: Depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, and social inappropriateness. 

Thankfully, there are people out there that can help minimize these effects. Neurologists in Amityville, NY, have a large box of tools to alleviate the symptoms and treat concussions. 

  • EEG: Electroencephalogram is used to evaluate the brain’s electrical activity. The study is performed using small electrodes that are attached to the scalp. Besides helping to gauge the effects the concussions may have, they can also help diagnose epilepsy, dementia, and other brain disorders. 
  • VER: Visually Evoked Potential is a straightforward test that examines parts of the brain used to process vision and is often used to evaluate symptoms such as double vision, blurry vision, and black spots. 
  • BAER: Brain auditory evoked response can show how your brain processes the sounds you hear. The study can notify neurologists about a patient experiencing hearing loss and other neurological disorders. 

Many other potential tests can be conducted if one suffers a concussion. Contact us today if you have suffered multiple concussions and get the care your body needs.