Concussion

Norton Neuroscience Institute is a leading provider of neurological care in Louisville and Southern Indiana with providers specializing in concussion symptoms and treatment. Norton Neuroscience Institute’s board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologists use a collaborative approach to identify, evaluate and treat concussions.

Though some consider a concussion a “mild” brain injury because it’s typically not life-threatening, sophisticated treatment may be required in cases that are more serious. The severity and duration of symptoms do not always correlate with the injury’s actual severity.

Concussion Symptoms

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Slow response time
  • Clumsiness
  • Memory loss
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Mood changes

Early intervention and treatment are key to successfully recovering from a concussion. Our team can determine the severity of your concussion and create a treatment plan that minimizes risk.

Leading-edge Concussion Treatment and Experience

Norton Neuroscience Institute combines years of experience with a commitment to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of neurological conditions, including concussion. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach combines the experience of various specialists to ensure the best course of care for patients with concussions.

The science behind concussions is evolving quickly, and Norton Neuroscience Institute uses  leading-edge research in its treatment. One provider leading the way in concussion treatment is Tad D. Seifert, M.D., neurologist with Norton Neurology Services and a nationally known concussion authority. Dr. Seifert is  director of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s Sports Neurology Center, a state-of-the-art facility that’s the first of its kind in Kentucky.

Concussion Treatment

If a concussion or traumatic brain injury is suspected, we’ll likely perform a thorough neurologic exam and cognitive testing to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Our medical team may also perform a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of your head.

Treatment plans often consist of simple yet important measures such as resting to avoid further injury, limiting activities that require physical and mental exertion, and getting plenty of sleep.

Sometimes, acute symptoms such as headache, fatigue and mood changes can persist and become chronic. Our team will work with you to help manage ongoing symptoms.

Meet Our Specialists

Care That’s Focused on You

It’s part of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s goal to care for the whole person, not just the condition.

  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers offer ways to improve your access to care, provide valuable information on managing your disease and address your quality of life issues. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.
  • Dedicated patient navigators can help schedule follow-up appointments, coordinate prescription assistance, create customized diet plans and provide guidance on disability benefits, housing, financial and employment concerns and more.
  • Patients can access support groups, exercise classes and other educational events to connect with others and learn how to make the most of life while managing a neurological condition. 
  • Access an on-demand video library of educational content across a variety of condition-related topics is available.
  • We want to help prevent illness. Get help quitting smoking and learn the signs of stroke.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.

Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.

  • More than 75 medical, surgical and research specialists are dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • Advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment can speed your recovery and minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care in one convenient appointment for your neurological condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are certified by DNV, recognizing excellence and expertise in stroke care.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
    • Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital are Primary Stroke Centers.
    • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of neuroscientific research. As investigators on numerous trials, our physicians contribute to groundbreaking studies and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Also, patients may be eligible to take part in these experimental treatments.
    Learn more about current neuroscience clinical trials and studies.
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  • The American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines stroke care program has recognized all four of Norton Healthcare’s adult service-hospitals in Louisville for exceeding national averages in getting patients in the door and administering lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has recognized Norton Neuroscience Institute as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • We are listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs.

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