Concussion Management Program
Approximately 75 percent of all head injuries are concussions, and the numbers are quickly growing. In the last decade alone, concussions increased 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19. It typically takes two weeks for a youth's symptoms to resolve from a concussion. While loss of consciousness can be a symptom of a concussion, it is associated with fewer than 20% of concussions. For every age, early diagnosis and proper treatment are crucial to long-term brain health.
The Ochsner Concussion Management Program is the first and largest of its kind in the Gulf South dedicated to fast diagnosis and the best treatment available. Our group of board-certified physicians are specialists in concussion management with extensive training in sports medicine, sports neurology and traumatic brain injury. Patients can expect top-of-the-line assessments, immediate treatment, concussion education and ongoing services like serial assessments, counseling, return to play surveillance and cognitive therapy. At Ochsner, we’re committed to quickly and safely getting you back to your normal activities — whether that’s on the field or at a desk.