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How do you diagnose a concussion?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms & exam
Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head.
Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions.

In brief: Symptoms & exam
Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head.
Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Douglas Chang
diagnosed by clinical tests of balance, cognitive function (memory, reaction time, orientation), neurological exam, subjective complaints
Dr. Neesheet Parikh
Sports Medicine
In brief: Clinical exam
It can be diagnosed by a clinical exam and a good history by your doctor. Now concussion is now defined by any symptoms that occur after an injury to the head or body that include, headache, dizziness, feeling foggy or dazed, etc.
Mri or ct scan will not show a concussion.

In brief: Clinical exam
It can be diagnosed by a clinical exam and a good history by your doctor. Now concussion is now defined by any symptoms that occur after an injury to the head or body that include, headache, dizziness, feeling foggy or dazed, etc.
Mri or ct scan will not show a concussion.
Dr. Neesheet Parikh
Dr. Neesheet Parikh
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