Concussion Treatment & Management

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Houston Methodist Concussion Center experts are at the forefront of scientifically based treatment methods. We provide thoughtful care for your specific injury so you can return safely to your favorite activities or sports. 

Our concussion specialists are experts at evaluating patients and recommending individualized treatment plans. Our multidisciplinary team focuses on helping you recover from head injuries and return safely to work, play and daily life.

Professional athletic teams, including the  Houston Texans, Houston Astros and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, trust our concussion specialists to care for them. Our experts care for elite performing artists as well as athletes from Rice University and other collegiate , high school and youth teams across Texas.

Concussion diagnosis may include a neurological examination, cognitive testing and imaging tests. Imaging tests such as CT scan or MRI can help diagnose potential complications, such as bleeding or swelling in your brain or skull.

Concussion Treatment & Management

Returning to activities

A concussion causes changes in brain function that may last 24 hours to 10 days or longer in certain cases. During this time, the brain is vulnerable to more severe or permanent injury. It is important to rest and return to activity gradually. Most athletes who experience a concussion can recover completely if they follow a personalized treatment plan.

Physical and mental rest is essential to help the brain heal, and is especially important for younger athletes to avoid the risk of suffering a second concussion before the first has completely healed.

Stages of recovery

After a concussion, most patients can gradually return to activity as symptoms decline. Returning too soon increases the risk of secondary injury and permanent brain damage. 

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