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Sports Neurology


Sports Neurology at IBJI

A Sports Neurologist is a physician who has completed four years of medical school, three-four years of neurology residency and at least one year of a sports neurology fellowship. Sports Neurologists are specifically trained in the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in athletes. In addition to their level of knowledge in the exam room, they are also trained to care for athletes in their natural sporting environments.  The importance of having a sports neurologist on the sideline is rapidly climbing and The Sports Neurology Clinic at IBJI wants to lend a helping hand to the athletic community by leveling the playing field regarding player safety. To learn more, contact us today and get a pre-season neurological evaluation to prepare for the future of your athletic career.

When Should You See a Sports Neurologist?

Athletes get hurt; it’s as simple as that.  Serious issues can occur, especially in contact sports, which require specially focused attention from a trained professional.  Concussions and other neurological injuries may result from even the most innocuous of impacts. Seeking out a dedicated provider at one of our sports neurology clinics is key to maintaining your overall brain health and safety. Let our providers properly assess your injury before it materializes into a larger problem.

Sports Neurology Specialists at IBJI

The Sports Neurology Clinic at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute is passionate about increasing head trauma-awareness, improving player safety and taking player performance to new heights. The immediate effects and possible long-term consequences of head impacts should not be taken lightly. This is why The Sports Neurology Clinic is 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 evaluations, regular neurological checkups to supervise your brain health, and additional tests or data which may help to fully evaluate your condition. TSNC at IBJI wants you on the field as long as possible.  Think smart, play smart and trust The Sports Neurologic Clinic at IBJI as your neurology specialist in the local Chicago area.

Baseline Concussion Testing Available at IBJI

To help address head injuries occurring in youth sports, The Sports Neurology Clinic at IBJI offers several options of pre-participation baseline screenings

  • 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.”
  • 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

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