What’s the Best Way to Treat a Concussion?

What’s the Best Way to Treat a Concussion?

A survey distributed in 2015 on behalf of UPMC evaluated the best practices when it came to concussion care. The experts at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program know how to treat concussions through individualized treatment plans. Seeking professional medical counsel after sustaining a concussion helps set you onto the right treatment course for a successful recovery.

View the following infographic to learn more about concussions and their treatment plans.

treating concussions infographic


Concussion Treatment

When it comes to concussion, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all model for treatment. All concussions are treatable when managed properly. Any suspected concussions should be treated by a medical provider specifically trained in concussion management and treatment.

Concussion Misconceptions

The majority of Americans don’t recognize some key best practices to treat a concussion.

79% incorrectly believe or are unsure that there is no real way to cure a concussion.

62% don’t recognize the need for the use of neurocognitive tests.

51% are not aware that after a concussion a person does not need to stay awake for 24 hours.

Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of UPMC between April 16-23, 2015 among 2,012 U.S. adults age 18 or older, 948 of whom are parents.  For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Deana Percassi, Harris Poll, (585) 214-7212.