Concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) occurs when there is sudden trauma to the head or neck, which causes the brain to shift and twist inside the skull, resulting in damage to the brain. This damage also causes inflammation and immune responses that, if gone unchecked, can lead to prolonged concussion symptoms and further issues.
A thorough neurological examination needs to be performed to properly evaluate the widespread effects of the concussion. Since concussions have wide ranging effects, a thorough examination should look at the neurological system including: sensory motor function, visual systems, vestibular function, gait and balance, hearing, neurocognitive function and autonomic function. In addition, an evaluation of the spine may need to be performed to make sure that abnormal function of the spine is not contributing to your concussion symptoms.
Lancaster Brain and Spine uses additional advanced diagnostic testing like the videonystagmography (VNG) and the saccadometer to accurately evaluate the ocular motor (nervous system control of moving your eyes) and vestibular systems that may be affected during concussion injuries. C3 Logix, as mentioned above, is also used to assess neurocognitive deficits that occur during the concussion, as well as, monitor outcome of care.
Using vestibular therapy, eye movement therapy, sensory integrative therapy, Interactive Metronome, balance and gait training Lancaster Brain and Spine creates individualized rehabilitation treatment plans to provide maximum recovery.
Our doctors will work with your school physicians, nurses, coaches, teachers, and trainers to help you transition back the classroom and the field.
Our doctors work with other specialists in the area and refer to these specialists as care indicates. Other specialists that we work with include: Family Physicians, Neurologist, Neuro-ophthalmologists, Neuropsychologists and Vision Therapists.