Concussion Recovery

Concussion recovery includes personalized care and advanced therapies, if necessary.

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A concussion is a brain injury that occurs from a blow to the head. Symptoms like headaches, dizziness or tiredness often fade within days. If they don’t, concussion specialists at the Nuvance Health® Neuroscience Institute are here for you with timely care and support.

Neurologists with decades of concussion experience perform thorough evaluations and deliver exceptional care. For eligible patients, we offer advanced treatments, including vision and vestibular therapy from specially trained therapists. Our services help you safely return to daily life and your favorite activities when the time is right.
More Information About Concussion Recovery

Sports injuries and bad falls typically cause concussions. But anything that aggressively moves your head can lead to a concussion, including car accidents or a blow to the head. Concussion treatment often starts in the emergency room and includes follow-up care from experienced neurologists such as ours.

Even after concussion symptoms go away, your brain may still be healing. Taking on too much too soon can slow your recovery. Concussion specialists at Nuvance Health provide personalized recommendations for safely resuming physical activity, reading, screen time and work or school.

Concussion Symptoms

Concussion specialists treat lingering concussion symptoms that include:

  • Dizziness and balance problems
  • Headaches
  • Mental fog, including difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep problems, such as insomnia
  • Tiring quickly (fatigue)
  • Vision problems, including losing your place while reading and double vision

Concussion Recovery Services at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

Nuvance Health is among the few concussion centers serving adults in New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. Whether symptoms are mild or severe, we’re here for you. Highlights of our program include:

  • Skilled neurologists
    You benefit from the careful attention of neurologists who specialize in concussion recovery. Our experience treating a high volume of patients helps you get more out of your care. We also help you avoid returning to daily activities too soon, which can slow your recovery.
  • Easy access
    The team typically sees new patients within a few business days. Follow-up visits may occur weekly in your recovery’s early stages, allowing us to tailor therapies to your needs. After your initial appointment, you may be able to see a neurologist without leaving home through virtual visits.
  • Specialized treatments
    Nuvance Health gives you more options for healing with specialized physical therapy. Therapists with training in vestibular therapy help you get relief from neck pain, vision problems and feeling unsteady on your feet.
  • Trusted care
    Our neurologists provide concussion care for student-athletes at Western Connecticut State University. This longstanding relationship with the university reflects our commitment to observing best practices in post-concussion care. The same level of service is available to adults throughout the region.

Personalized Support During Concussion Recovery

Concussion symptoms affect each person differently. You may experience slight changes in your ability to learn or perform once-simple tasks. Temporarily lightening your daily routine can help you regain these abilities faster than just pushing through.

Neurologists take an active role in supporting your recovery. We provide tips for getting extra rest and steps you can take to avoid symptom flare-ups. Specialists also work with your school or employer to explain any accommodations you may need during your recovery.

Concussion Treatments We Offer

Your concussion recovery plan may include:

  • Medication review: Concussion specialists review your pain medications or other drugs to make sure they are right for your needs. Treatment may include switching to a different medication or stopping certain drugs if they are making symptoms worse.
  • Physical therapy: We ease neck pain with gentle exercises and stretches. Therapists also discuss posture and sleeping positions that can cause neck stiffness and show you how to get relief.
  • Vision therapy: Occupational therapists use sophisticated techniques to restore your eye function and ability to focus. In many cases, patients regain their pre-concussion quality of vision after treatment.
  • Vestibular therapy: If you experience dizziness or balance problems, this specialized therapy retrains your brain to lower the risk of falling. Certified vestibular therapists lead you through exercises to relieve symptoms and help you feel more stable on your feet.