If you have a concussion, drinking caffeine or alcohol, or using illicit drugs, can play havoc with your recovery.
For patients who have sustained a concussion, an important part of their treatment plan is often getting back to work. Their return to this routine helps patients “retrain” their vestibular systems, which helps restore cognitive abilities.
Video: Amanda Kessel’s journey with the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.
After a series of heading drills during a pre-game warm-up, Kazu noticed that something was off.
Learn the importance of understanding the frequency and risks of concussions in older adults.
UPMC was one of five grant recipients to receive funding from The Chuck Noll Foundation For Brain Injury Research.
In 2017, faculty and fellows from the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program published more than 35 clinical research papers on concussion. Learn about some of these significant studies.
Helmets, mouth guards, and concussion headbands supposedly protect players from concussions. But do they really work? Jonathan E. French, PsyD, discusses what protective gear can and can’t do for athletes.
Learn which supplements and over-the-counter pain relievers can help, or hinder, your concussion recovery process.
If you suffer a mood/anxiety concussion, excessive worrying may seem to take over your life, among other symptoms. To understand this disorienting type of concussion, and to learn treatment options, check out this infographic.