Jan. 17, 2014
For athletes, especially those who play contact sports, concussions can be common. If left untreated, or unmonitored, frequent concussions can have a serious impact.
The University of Virginia has opened a new center to deal specifically with concussions and other brain injuries.
Doctors at UVa. say the clinic will streamline access to specialists, based on a person's symptoms and injuries.
Patients will also have direct access to neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and pain management experts.
Doctors hope with the rise in awareness of the dangers of concussions in sports that the clinic will have a big impact.
Patients will need a referral from their primary care doctor or specialist to be seen at the clinic.
The Brain Injury and Sports Concussion (BISC) Institute is located at 500 Ray C. Hunt Drive in the Fontaine Research Park.