Why We Are Different For Concussion Care in Omaha & Lincoln, NE
We Focus on Treatment, Not Just Management
One of the biggest shifts in concussion management, in practice and research, has been the focus on treatment. The challenge, however, is that few are familiar with recent scientific updates and have not received extensive training in treating concussions.
Before explaining how we will approach treatment, it is important to note some recent empirical findings:
- Those who are delayed access to a specialty concussion provider (8 days or greater) are 5.8 times more likely to experience an injury lasting over 30 days. Not only does this mean more life disruption, but research also shows that injuries lasting over 30 days result in up to 3 times higher healthcare costs for injury.
- Those who are seen in the ER or Urgent Care are likely to pay three times more for their injury compared to being seen directly by a concussion specialist.
Our Commitment to Early Access
In rare cases, we may order an imaging scan such as MRI or CT to examine the brain for possible bleeding or swelling in the skull.
Based on our findings during the exam, we will craft a personalized plan for returning to work or learning and returning to sports, while also providing education on dos and don’ts following injury. Based on your constellation of symptoms we will also prescribe a personalized home exercise program to expedite recovery and ensure that there are no long-term effects.
The number of visits will depend on the nature of your injury and adherence to our recommended treatment plan. With that being said, barring any major complications, you can expect on average 3 visits before medical clearance.