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Post-concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a complex condition that refers to the various symptoms that appear after concussion or traumatic brain injury. As a professional rehabilitation center in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest provides treatment to address this neurological condition. Our goal is to relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with PCS, promote quick healing, and help patients get back to their normal activity and sports.

Symptoms

PCS can last for several weeks or months after the motor vehicle/personal injury that caused the concussion. Anyone who has recently suffered a concussion is at risk of developing this disorder. The physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms of PCS include:

  • Headaches
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste
  • Loss of hearing
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia or sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Increased sensitivity to noise and light

Diagnosis

With a multispecialty approach, HealthQuest has the expertise and resources to treat all types of motor vehicle related and sports injuries. Our team consists of experts in varied fields such as neurology, rehabilitation, chiropractic, pain management, physical therapy, and orthopedics, supported by efficient healthcare staff.

Diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome at our healthcare center involves a physical exam and neurological exam. Tests may be conducted to evaluate mental processes. A CT scan or a brain MRI scan may be performed to rule out other reasons for your symptoms.

Treatment

Our physicians will develop an appropriate treatment plan based on your specific symptoms. We use the following therapies to treat headaches associated with post-concussion syndrome:

  • Pain medication
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Prolotherapy
  • Radiofrequency radio ablation
  • Physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Anticonvulsants and muscle relaxants
  • Chiropractic care

Antidepressants may be prescribed to control the psychological symptoms. Patient education is also an important aspect of our therapy for PCS.

Contact Us

To contact our rehabilitation center, call 718-769-2521 or send an e-mail to info@hqbk.com. We accept most major medical insurance plans as well as Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation.