A concussion is an injury to the brain. Kids don’t have to be knocked out to have a concussion. A fall, a hit to the head or anything that shakes the brain inside the skull can cause this hidden injury. Concussions can be mild or serious. At Nemours Children's, we have the skill and technology to diagnose different levels of concussion — and our experts know the right way to help your child’s brain heal.
Nemours pediatric concussion experts have years of experience in diagnosing and treating concussions in children and teens. We know what to look for and how to help kids recover. Most kids and teens who follow our guidelines heal within a week or two without lasting health problems. When children need more complex care with longer healing times, we create a specialized team to meet each child’s needs.
In addition to offering a full range of services, therapies and advanced technology, we stay on the leading edge of concussion research. We’re actively involved in studies and clinical trials to look for better ways to diagnose and treat conditions like concussions. And, year after year, many of our physicians are recognized as “Best Doctors in America®".
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