A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. It can occur from a direct blow to the head or the body resulting in force being transmitted up to the brain. Even a mild bump can be serious and cause a Concussion. Concussions can have a more serious effect on the young developing brain and should be addressed correctly.
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Dr. Bucek's Qualification
Receiving his yearly training for Concussion diagnosis and treatment from Harvard, Dr. Bucek utilizes the latest protocols and evidence-based guidelines to help concussed individuals' return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols safely and efficiently.
Dr. Bucek is also a registered provider on the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians national Concussion Registry.
A baseline exam is a pre-season exam to assess the balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms. If someone sustains a suspected concussion, those test results can be compared with the baseline exam for appropriate diagnosis. Thus, baselines ensure diagnosis of concussion and level of severity.
When people get a Concussion, they often don’t think of going to a Sports Chiropractor for help during the recovery process. The brain is the most important organ in the body and the brain stem extends down to the first and second vertebrae in your neck. If these bones become misaligned during the whiplash/concussion, they can affect the function of the brain. Misalignments in the spine can cause an imbalance in the nervous system by decreasing vagal tone (rest and digest mode), an important during the recovery and overall health. Seeking medical help right away plays such an important role in the overall recovery process.
Once diagnosed with a Concussion, Dr. Bucek helps coordinate care with athletic trainers, coaches, PCPs, school nurses, etc. This is an important step in order to have a fast and proper recovery. You use your brain in every aspect of your life, so concussions effect everything. But, we are here to help coordinate treatment plans, return to play, and action plans for making the school day more comfortable and manageable.
After Hours Concussion Evaluation: Text "AHCE" to 331-248-5777
This appointment type is open to both New and Existing patients who need to be examined for a concussion sustained during a time our office is closed. There is a $250 fee for the evaluation due at time of appointment and that will NOT be billed to insurance by our office. During “after hours” visits, our doctor will see patients without our typical support staff due to the emergent nature of the visit. However, a copy of your visit details and charges for submitting to your insurance can be sent to you the next day the office is open. Results from the concussion evaluation will be providing during that appointment along with any necessary home instructions.