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what are the tests for concussion?

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Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Interview,talking.: Often the concussed will answer questions in a way that helps you to know they have a concussion.Ask about where they are, who you are, where they are, what day it is etc.You will be surprised in how messed up the concussed person is in the immediate injury period.
Answered on Jan 2, 2013
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
ImPACT test: Besides a good history and physical exam, there are several validated, proven to be effective neurocognitive exams. I am familiar with the impact test that measures a number of brain functions. When compared to a baseline exam, it is probably the most accurate test out there for diagnosis and mon iytering improvements.Blood and imaging tests are usually worthless.
Answered on May 24, 2014
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Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
COBCUSSION: Typically a combination of following symptoms and their resolution along with data from repeated neurocognitive testing.
Answered on Apr 9, 2016

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