Children and teenagers who have sustained concussions need to be closely monitored. Attentive care from pediatricians and physicians can help keep them from suffering long-term, possibly permanent damage.
Who should be screened for concussions?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), physicians should screen individuals who have been injured in:
- High-speed activities (car accident)
- Sports and recreational activities
- Falls, especially from a significant distance
- Physical mistreatment
- Blast exposures (military personnel)
How do I determine when my patients can resume their normal activities?
According to the CDC, a patient should not undertake any activity that causes concussion symptoms to reemerge. Physical and mental rest are the keys to recovery.
Medical Arts Center (MAC) II – Overlook Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center
Luciano Family Trauma and Acute Care Center
741 Northfield Avenue – West Orange
Center for Concussion Care
741 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
- Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Fax: 908-598-5412
- 741 Northfield Avenue
During an emergency, concussions can be diagnosed and treated at Chilton, Hackettstown, Morristown, Overlook and Newton medical centers’ emergency departments.