Adam C. Young, MD
Alan C. League, MD
Albert Knuth, MD
Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD
Alexander E. Michalow, MD
Alexander Gordon, MD
Alexander M. Crespo, MD
Alfonso Bello, MD
Ami Kothari, MD
Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD
Anand Vora, MD
Andrea S. Kramer, MD
Andrew J. Riff, MD
Angela R. Crowley, MD
Angelo Savino, MD
Anthony Savino, MD
Anuj S. Puppala, MD
Ari Kaz, MD
Ashraf H. Darwish, MD
Ashraf Hasan, MD
Bradley Dworsky, MD
Brian Clay, MD
Brian J. Burgess, DPM
Brian R. McCall, MD
Brian Schwartz, MD
Brian Weatherford, MD
Brooke Vanderby, MD
Bruce E. Noxon, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
Bruce Summerville, MD
Bryan Waxman, MD
Bryant S. Ho, MD
Carey E. Ellis, MD
Carla Gamez, DPM
Cary R. Templin, MD
Charles L. Lettvin, MD
Charles M. Lieder, DO
Chinyoung Park, MD
Christ Pavlatos, MD
Christian Skjong, MD
Christopher C. Mahr, MD
Christopher J. Bergin, MD
Craig Cummins, MD
Craig Phillips, MD
Craig S. Williams, MD
Craig Westin, MD
Daniel M. Dean, MD
David Beigler, MD
David Guelich, MD
David H. Garelick, MD
David Hamming, MD
David Hoffman, MD
David M. Anderson, MD
David Raab, MD
David Schneider, DO
Djuro Petkovic, MD
Douglas Diekevers, DPM
Douglas Solway, DPM
E. Quinn Regan, MD
Eddie Jones Jr., MD
Edward J. Logue, MD
Ellis K. Nam, MD
Eric Chehab, MD
Eric L. Lee, MD
Evan A. Dougherty, MD
Garo Emerzian, DPM
Gary Shapiro, MD
Giridhar Burra, MD
Gregory Brebach, MD
Gregory J. Fahrenbach, MD
Gregory Portland, MD
Harpreet S. Basran, MD
Holly L. Brockman, MD
Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM
Jacob M. Babu, MD, MHA
Jalaal Shah, DO
James M. Hill, MD
James R. Bresch, MD
Jason G. Hurbanek, MD
Jason Ghodasra, MD
Jason J. Shrouder-Henry, MD
Jeffrey Ackerman, MD
Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Jeffrey Staron, MD
Jeffrey Visotsky, MD
Jeremy Oryhon, MD
Jing Liang, MD
John H. Lyon, MD
Jonathan Erulkar, MD
Jordan L. Goldstein, MD
Josephine H. Mo, MD
Juan Santiago-Palma, MD
Justin Gent, MD
Justin M. LaReau, MD
Kellie Gates, MD
Kermit Muhammad, MD
Kevin Chen, MD
Kris Alden MD, PhD
Leah R. Urbanosky, MD
Leigh-Anne Tu, MD
Leon Benson, MD
Lori Siegel, MD
Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM
Marc Angerame, MD
Marc Breslow, MD
Marc R. Fajardo, MD
Marie Kirincic, MD
Mark Gonzalez, MD
Mark Gross, MD
Mark Hamming, MD
Mark Mikhael, MD
Matthew L. Jimenez, MD
Mehul H. Garala, MD
Michael C. Durkin, MD
Michael Chiu, MD
Michael J. Corcoran, MD
Michael O'Rourke, MD
Nathan G. Wetters, MD
Nikhil K. Chokshi, MD
Paul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
Peter Hoepfner, MD
Peter Thadani, MD
Phillip Ludkowski, MD
Priyesh Patel, MD
Rajeev D. Puri, MD
Rhutav Parikh, MD
Richard J. Hayek, MD
Richard Noren, MD
Richard Sherman, MD
Ritesh Shah, MD
Robert J. Thorsness, MD
Roger Chams, MD
Ronak M. Patel, MD
Scott Jacobsen, DPM
Sean A. Sutphen, DO
Serafin DeLeon, MD
Shivani Batra, DO
Stanford Tack, MD
Steven C. Chudik, MD
Steven Gross, MD
Steven J. Fineberg, MD
Steven Jasonowicz, DPM
Steven M. Mardjetko, MD
Steven S. Louis, MD
Steven W. Miller, DPM
Surbhi Panchal, MD
T. Andrew Ehmke, DO
Taizoon Baxamusa, MD
Teresa Sosenko, MD
Theodore Fisher, MD
Thomas Gleason, MD
Timothy J. Friedrich, DPM
Todd R. Rimington, MD
Todd Simmons, MD
Tom Antkowiak, MD, MS
Tomas Nemickas, MD
Van Stamos, MD
Wayne M. Goldstein, MD
Wesley E. Choy, MD
William P. Mosenthal, MD
William Vitello, MD

Concussion Treatment

An unexpected bump or blow to your head is scary after a sports injury or accident. Whether you need concussion treatment or individualized care for bleeding on the brain or fracture in your skull, IBJI’s sports neurologists are here to help you get a proper diagnosis so you can heal.

Do You Have a Concussion?

While IBJI is happy to evaluate a patient during any stage of their injury, our concussion treatment specialists have found that seeing the athlete sooner results in the most beneficial outcomes.

If you have a question regarding the appropriateness of a visit or referral, please call our office at 847-682-8463 today.

Concussion Symptoms

  • Headache or “Pressure” in the Head
  • Nausea or Repeated Vomiting
  • Balance Problems or Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Sensitivity to Noise
  • Feeling Sluggish, Hazy, Foggy, or Groggy
  • Concentration or Memory Problems
  • Confusion
  • Doesn’t “Feel Right” or “Feels Down”

Observable Concussion Signs

  • Appears Dazed or Stunned
  • Confusion About a Task
  • Forgets an Instruction
  • Unsure of Game, Score, or Opponent
  • Moves Clumsily
  • Answers Questions Slower Than Normal
  • Loses Consciousness
  • Mood, Behavior, or Personality Changes
  • Can’t Recall Events Before or After Being Hit

Baseline Concussion Testing

IBJI provides several concussion treatment options for athletes who need pre-participation baseline screenings. The easiest, most convenient screening is the ImPACT Baseline Test.

What Is an ImPACT Baseline Test?

An ImPACT Baseline Test is a 30-minute computerized evaluation that assesses cognitive function:

  • Attention Span
  • Working Memory
  • Sustained and Selective Attention Time
  • Response Variability
  • Non-Verbal Problem-Solving
  • Reaction Time

The concussion treatment exam also assesses baseline symptoms and their severity. While ImPACT Baseline Testing isn’t diagnostic, understanding your baseline abilities is beneficial when the clinician is making a return to activity decisions after a concussion.

At no point will the ImPACT test assess the level of skill or ability. It is not meant to determine the level of play, performance, or participation.

Take an ImPact Test at Home

You can now take an ImPACT test using IBJI’s Sports Access app. Once in the app, click to opt-in and submit the required information. IBJI will then send you a unique code via email to begin your test.

Download the app from Apple or Google

Schedule an ImPact Test at IBJI

For baseline tests taken at IBJI facilities, we will appropriately store test results and comply with applicable legal requirements relating to protected Protected Health Information (PHI) policies.

Neurological Pre-Participation Evaluation

Taking pre-season baseline testing to the next level, the neurological pre-participation evaluation (neuro PPE) is an in-depth assessment of an athlete’s neurological function.

This concussion treatment evaluation will include a detailed neurological examination, recommendations for safe play and optimization of long-term brain health, as well as a review of neurological history, including any previous concussions or other underlying issues, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Inadequate Sleep
  • Mood Disorders (e.g., Anxiety or Depression)

Next, we will assess the athlete’s neck strength, range of motion, balance, and vestibular systems because these are often affected post-injury. Lastly, the athlete will complete an injury prevention screen as part of our concussion treatment offerings.

Our neuro PPEs are intended for all athletes. They are recommended once every two years unless an athlete’s medical history has changed or they are suspected to have had a concussion within the past year.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

A concussion is a short-term injury that lasts a couple of days to two weeks at most then goes away. Symptoms requiring concussion treatment that continue beyond this timeframe are likely due to post-concussion syndrome, for which symptoms can persist for days, weeks, or even years.

Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Headache or “Pressure” in the Head
  • Nausea or Repeated Vomiting
  • Balance Problems or Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Sensitivity to Noise

Other Concussion Treatment and Neurology Services

In addition to concussions and post-concussion syndrome, IBJI’s sports neurologists also manage and treat athletes with the following neurological conditions:

  • Effects of Brain Trauma
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Cognitive Concerns (Memory, Attention, Concentration, etc.)
  • Migraine and Other Headaches
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Seizure/Epilepsy
  • Sleep Problems
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Stingers or Nerve Injuries
  • Strokes
  • Vertigo

Sideline Coverage

IBJI’s sports neurologists also provide care for athletes when they’re in their natural environment. The importance of having a concussion treatment specialist on the sideline is becoming rapidly apparent, and IBJI’s experts are here to level the playing field and improve player safety.

To learn more about sideline coverage options, call IBJI at 847-682-8463.

Sports Access App

Download IBJI’s free Sports Access app to determine if you have a concussion by taking an ImPACT baseline test from the comfort of your home.

Find a Sports Neurologist

IBJI’s board-certified sports neurology experts diagnose brain conditions, provide concussion treatments, and more

Athlete being examined by sports neurologist for concussion

Brain Health Services and Concussion Treatment at IBJI

The IBJI is passionate about increasing head trauma-awareness and improving player safety. The immediate effects and possible long-term consequences of brain injuries shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is why we are always looking beyond the immediate injury and into the future, with a focus on long-term neurological health. When it comes to concussion treatment, IBJI has options. You can either make an appointment with one of our concussion specialists or take an at-home baseline concussion test from the comfort of your own home.
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