A concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common type of brain injury that temporarily disrupts brain function. Sometimes, the results of a concussion can have long term affects. Concussions happen when your head is jarred by a variety of causes, such as a blow or a fall.
We are dedicated to preventing concussions and providing education. However, if you believe you’ve experienced a concussion, our specialists can diagnose, treat and manage your condition – whether you’re hurt on the field or at home.
Banner - University Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists take a comprehensive approach to concussion care. We provide baseline concussion testing for children and adults to identify neurocognitive, balance, fine motor and visual integration issues.
We offer concussion care for children and adults, including youth and professional athletes.
A variety of concussion tests, including baseline testing, are available at Banner Health to check whether you have a concussion and the extent of brain injury. Some tests also help in monitoring the healing process.
Our goal is to provide you with the best care possible.
Want to know more about concussions?
You’ve probably heard about concussion as it relates to football players. But, did you know, a simple fall can trigger a concussion too? Instead of fearing the worst, though, and thinking you are alone in dealing with the possibility, Banner Health experts can help you understand the basics of concussion, and how to manage it. We are here to answer your questions and help find the best and safest treatment options.
Learn more about exceptional concussion care near you.
At Banner Children’s at Diamond Children's Medical Center, our pediatric sports medicine doctors specialize in the prevention and treatment of injuries specific to young athletes. Our goal is to treat children in the most age-appropriate way so that they can go back to play only when they are fully healed.
We offer various levels of concussion interventions, depending on the extent of injury and the state of recovery. This approach to care involves a support team that includes your child’s primary care doctor, coach and loved ones.
We understand that parents and/or coaches may have questions about when the child can go back to normal activity routines. To help answer those, we provide:
The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.