Concussion Clinic at Silver Spring | 20901 | MedStar Health

MedStar Health: Concussion Clinic at Silver Spring

Shopping center building in Silver Spring, Maryland where MedStar Concussion Clinic and Urgent Care is located
20 University Blvd East
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Welcome to our Concussion Clinic at Silver Spring

Our specialized concussion clinic in Silver Spring provides prompt appointments for the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of adult and pediatric concussions. We focus on getting you a quick diagnosis, an individualized plan for the management and treatment of your symptoms, as well as any potential long-term care. We evaluate and treat patients injured from automobile accidents, slips-and-falls, sports, workplace accidents, and more. We provide a team approach to ensure you receive the specialized care you need to fully recover.

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Exhibits moody behavior or personality changes
  • Can't recall events prior to hit or fall
  • Headache or pressure in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish or foggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Does not feel "right" or is feeling "down"

Consistent with the Maryland and Washington, D.C., athletic concussion prevention laws, athletes suspected of suffering a concussion should remove themselves or be removed from the game or practice immediately, regardless of how mild it seems or how quickly symptoms clear. Continuing to play without medical clearance leaves athletes vulnerable to a more severe brain injury or, rarely, death.

Be aware that symptoms and signs may not appear immediately after the injury and can take hours or days to fully appear. Because athletes may not report their symptoms, coaches, teammates, and parents need to be educated to recognize them and seek appropriate assistance.

Our team offers highly specialized services for people suffering from the lingering — and often life-altering — results of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Our staff provides the correct treatment to those who need help with physical and/or cognitive impairments associated with concussion but do not require hospitalization.

 

Visiting Concussion Clinic at Silver Spring

Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Insurance information


MedStar Health Concussion Clinic participates with most major health insurance plans. If you are unsure if your individual health benefits plan includes receiving in-network services from us, please call your insurance company.

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