How much does it cost to get checked for a concussion?
The costs of diagnosis and treatment can be expensive. An MRI can cost around $3,500 and a CT scan can cost about $1,500. Visiting the emergency room can also cost several thousand dollars. Should the doctor admit you to the hospital overnight for monitoring, you could pay well north of $20,000.
Can concussion be treated at urgent care?
An urgent care center can provide the necessary remedy for head-related injuries such as bumps, contusions, bruises and concussions.
Where can I get a concussion checked out?
Immediately following a concussion, you should be examined by a doctor. This can be done at an emergency department or a doctor’s office. You should also seek medical attention right away if you have any of the following symptoms within the first few days after the injury: Headache that persists or gets worse over time.
Do concussions show up on MRI?
An MRI creates clear images of brain tissue. But these scans cannot show if you have a concussion. A concussion is different from a fracture or bleeding. A concussion affects how your brain works, and most people recover within a few weeks.
Should I go to ER for concussion?
Should I Go to the Hospital for a Concussion? In general, any head injury associated with loss of consciousness, seizures, prolonged confusion or amnesia, neck pain, vomiting or numbness or weakness in arms or legs should be transported to the emergency room in an ambulance right away.
Do you get an xray for a concussion?
Because concussions are an injury to the brain cells, they are a microscopic cellular injury. A microscopic injury is not visible on many imaging tests which is why x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s are usually normal despite the child or teen suffering a concussion.
When should you get a CT scan for a concussion?
Health care providers follow guidelines that recommend performing CT scans only for patients who are at higher risk for skull fractures or bleeding in the brain. Most people with head injuries do not have either of these problems, and simple concussions do not show up on a CT scan.
Why choose a specialty clinic for concussion management?
This specialty clinic offers a team approach to managing all aspects of a concussion. Your medical care will be led by Dr. Lee Shuping, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician who has extensive experience in concussion management.
Where can I get help with a brain injury in Charlotte?
Robust resources: The Brain Injury Association of NC’s Charlotte Resource Network is housed at Carolinas Rehabilitation. This gives you and your family additional information, resources, education and training to help navigate brain injuries.
Why choose the CRC for your concussion care?
Why Choose the CRC for your Concussion Care? The care team located at The Center for Rehabilitation Care (“CRC”) is experienced in evaluating and treating adults and adolescents who have, or are suspected of having, a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. This specialty clinic offers a team approach to managing all aspects of a concussion.
Why choose Carolinas Rehabilitation for brain injuries?
Robust resources: The Brain Injury Association of NC’s Charlotte Resource Network is housed at Carolinas Rehabilitation. This gives you and your family additional information, resources, education and training to help navigate brain injuries. Specialty certifications: Having highly specialized therapists leads to the best patient outcomes.