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Dayton OH’s Leading Concussion Specialist 

Condition: Concussion & Post-Concussive Syndrome

Concussions are a rather common type of traumatic brain injury that must be diagnosed quickly and accurately. Although concussions are typically not life-threatening, their effects can be life-changing. A prompt, expert evaluation from a neurological professional is crucial to minimizing any potentially serious or long-term side effects. 

At Dayton Neurologic Associates, we take both concussions and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) very seriously. Dr. Michael P. Verdon has years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating these issues using the latest diagnostic technology, and develops customized treatment plans for each patient based on their unique needs. 

If you or a loved one have suffered a concussion or suspect PCS, please do not hesitate to seek treatment. Put your “concussion specialist near me” searches to rest and make an appointment online with Dayton Neurologic Associates today.

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Severe Concussion Treatment Options

Accurate Concussion & PCS Diagnosis

At Dayton Neurologic Associates, we have years of experience diagnosing and treating concussions and post-concussive syndrome. Post-Concussion Syndrome, or PCS, occurs when concussion symptoms persist longer than normal. For most people, concussion symptoms dissipate in about two weeks. However, in PCS, symptoms can last up to two months or longer. Patients with PCS will experience concussion-like symptoms when they are resting or when they engage in physical or cognitive activities, which causes serious disruption to day-to-day activities. 

We begin by giving patients a brain scan to thoroughly evaluate the extent of their injury, and develop personalized treatment plans to ensure excellent clinical outcomes. Whether you’re in need of post concussion headache treatment or have struggled to find relief from PCS, Dayton Neurologic Associates is your best bet for recovery.

One-On-One Care with Dayton Neurologic Associates

Personalized, Outcome-Driven Treatments 

When you’re seeking treatment following a concussion, or you suspect you may be struggling with post-concussive syndrome, you’ll want to put your trust in an experienced doctor who will take their time and fully understand your experience. At Dayton Neurologic Associates, Dr. Michael Verdon has been treating patients with concussions for 20 years, and he understands the challenge of finding relief. As a small and independently owned practice, Dayton Neurologic is able to guarantee that every patient sees Dr. Verdon one-on-one at each of their appointments, helping you to foster a trusting relationship with an expert specialist.

When you become a patient at Dayton Neurologic Associates, you can put your searches for “concussion specialist near me” to rest. If you’re ready to get started with a neurologist who truly cares about you and your recovery, look no further. Request an appointment online today to get started on your recovery journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head. Such an injury causes the head and brain to move back and forth rapidly, resulting in chemical changes to the brain. Sometimes, a concussion can damage brain cells.

What are the symptoms of post-concussive syndrome?

The symptoms of PCS include:

  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Trouble focusing and remembering
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Struggling to fall asleep
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Light/sound sensitivity 

Is post-concussive syndrome common?

Yes, PCS is relatively common. It is estimated that about 10 percent of high school athletes that sustain a concussion will develop PCS.

What are the risk factors for post-concussive syndrome?

The risk factors for PCS include:

  • Prior concussion
  • History of prolonged concussion recovery
  • Previous diagnosis of anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders
  • Previous diagnosis of a seizure disorder
  • History of migraines
  • Previous diagnosis of ADHD