As our summer vacations begin to wind down our thoughts turn to the upcoming school year. Invariably we create a check list to help us from forgetting something important. Pencils – check. Paper – check. Back pack – check.

Concussion Baseline Test – CHECK

Huh? Baseline concussion testing . That was never on the list before. Well it is, or should be on the list now.

First the scary facts:

  1. Concussions are one of the most common sports related injuries. There are over 3 million concussions sustained yearly in the United States.
  2. It’s not just about football. Soccer especially women’s soccer, volleyball, bicycling, cheerleading are all high risk sports to sustain traumatic brain injuries.
  3. Over half of concussions take longer that one week to resolve.
  4. Until a concussion is completely healed, it takes only minor trauma to make things much worse.
  5. You can’t diagnose a concussion with a CT scan or an MRI

A baseline test, and comparing that test to a repeat test after an injury (as part of a medical professional evaluation) is one of the best ways to evaluate a concussion. That procedure is used by the NFL, Professional Baseball, NASCAR, Soccer, and most collegiate programs. There are no needles, no radiation, no risk to the procedure. All it takes is about 20 minutes of playing a special computer game.

You can get your child a free baseline concussion test at any of our Impact Urgent Care locations, between 9am and 7pm, 7 days a week. 210-493-4959 or ImpactUrgentCare.com

You can walk in, call ahead, or check in on-line to make it even more convenient!

Let’s review:
1. State of the art concussion baseline test 2. At no cost
3. With no risk
4. At your convenience

How many student athletes have I taken care of that didn’t have a baseline? Too many. How many times have I heard “ I have been meaning to come get a baseline” too many.

Add this item to your checklist, and check it off right away!

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