Adam C. Young, MD
Alan C. League, MD
Albert Knuth, MD
Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD
Alexander E. Michalow, MD
Alexander Gordon, 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
Bernard J. Feldman, 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
Craig Cummins, MD
Craig Phillips, MD
Craig S. Williams, MD
Craig Westin, MD
David Beigler, MD
David Guelich, MD
David H. Garelick, MD
David Hamming, MD
David Hoffman, MD
David M. Anderson, MD
David Norbeck, 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
Elliot A. Nacke, 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
Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM
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
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 A. Lorenz, 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, FAAOS
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. Daley, 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 G. Bardfield, MD
Steven Gross, 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
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 Robb, MD
William Vitello, MD

Concussion Care

A concussion is a brain injury that is commonly caused by a bump or blow to the head. We see concussions from sports injuries and accidents. Concussions should be evaluated by a specialist who is trained to diagnose and manage disorders of the brain.

What is a Sports Neurologist?

Sports Neurologists are physicians specifically trained in the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in athletes, including concussion. In addition to training in general neurology, Sports Neurologists have completed a fellowship focused on athlete brain and neurological health.

When Should You See a Sports Neurologist?

While we are happy to evaluate patients at any stage of the injury, we have found that seeing the athlete sooner is beneficial for all involved.

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

What else do Sports Neurologists do?

Sports Neurologists are also trained to care for athletes in their natural environment. The importance of having a Sports Neurologist on the sideline is becoming rapidly apparent and IBJI Sports Neurology wants to help the athletic community by leveling the playing field regarding player safety. To learn more about sideline coverage, contact us today at 847-682-8463.

Sports Neurologists manage many other neurological conditions in athletes. Listed below are common conditions treated by IBJI Sports Neurology:

  • Concussion
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

Baseline Concussion Testing Available at IBJI

To help address head injuries occurring in youth sports, IBJI offers several options of pre-participation baseline screenings.

The easiest, most convenient test offered is the ImPACT baseline test, which can be scheduled and taken from the comfort of your own home through the IBJI Sports Access app.

Schedule an At-Home Baseline Test

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
  • Does not “feel right” or is “feeling down.”

Signs Which May Be Observed

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Confusion about a task
  • Forgets an instruction
  • Unsure of game, score, or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slower than normal
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Mood, behavior, or personality changes
  • Can’t recall events prior to hit
  • Can’t recall events after hit

IBJI’s Elite Sports Medicine Physicians, All in One Place

IBJI’s Highland Park OrthoAccess immediate care clinic provides athletes of all abilities the opportunity to see a sports medicine specialist the same day. Here, athletes receive expedited access to fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians, to help provide the care that athletes need to recover faster, and get back to the sports they love.

Concussion Appointments

Schedule online for personalized concussion care.

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IBJI’s sports neurologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all neurological conditions, including concussions.

Athlete being examined by sports neurologist for concussion

Learn more about Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Sports Neurologists

The IBJI Sports Neurology team is passionate about increasing head trauma-awareness and improving player safety. The immediate effects and possible long-term consequences of head impacts should not be taken lightly. This is why we are always looking beyond the immediate injury and into the future, with a focus on long-term brain health.

In order to best optimize athlete brain health, the following may be appropriate for you or your athlete: pre-season neurological evaluation, regular neurological checkups to supervise your brain health, and additional tests or data, which may help to fully evaluate your condition. IBJI wants you on the field as long as possible. Think smart, play smart and trust us as your neurology specialist in the Chicagoland area.

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Find a sports neurologist, make your appointment today, and get on a path to recovery.

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