Evidence based concussion care
Neurology Center at Titus Concussion Clinic offers Concussion care based on evidence by the American Academy of Neurology. Led by Quadruple Board Certified Dr. Saud Khan the clinic is open from Monday to Thursday each week with same day or next day appointments made for area athletes and those incurring injuries indicative of concussion. The highly trained staff follow State of Texas rules for return to school and return to play.
A concussion is a type of brain injury and can manifest with the following symptoms, they are described but not limited to the following:
- Behavior or personality changes
- Blank stare, dazed look
- Changes to balance, coordination, reaction time
- Delayed or slowed spoken or physical responses
- Disorientation (confused about time, date, location, game)
- Loss of consciousness/blackout (occurs in less than 10 percent of people with concussion)
- Memory loss of event before, during, or after injury occurred
- Slurred/unclear speech
- Trouble controlling emotions
A victim of concussion may feel these symptoms:
- Blurry vision/double vision
- Feeling hazy, foggy, or groggy
- Feeling very drowsy, having sleep problems
- Inability to focus, concentrate
- Nausea (stomach upset)
- Not feeling right
- Sensitivity to light or sound
Concussion is a serious health issue. If you (or a family member) have signs of a head injury, you should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional to make sure that you are not at risk for a concussion. Do not delay as the initial treatment is integral in optimizing the outcome of concussion patients.
For acute concussive injuries, you can seek expert care at Titus Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department.
Scheduled clinic appointments may be made by calling the Neurology Center at Titus Concussion Clinic at 903-434-8073.